Diet and Diabetes

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Why is diet important in diabetes? Diet is important, because it is part of diabetes treatment. Many people need to change what they eat and how much they eat to help treat their diabetes. It is important for people to treat their diabetes so that they: Keep their blood sugar at or near a normal… Continue reading

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Obesity

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          Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, cancers…. Dietary changes, increased physical activity and behavior changes can help you lose weight. Prescription medications or weight-loss surgery… Continue reading

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Weight Loss Programs

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All weight-loss programs require changes in your eating habits and increased physical activity. The treatment methods that are right for you depend on your level of obesity, your overall health and your willingness to participate in your weight-loss plan. Other treatment tools include: Dietary changes Exercise and activity Behavior change Prescription weight-loss medications Weight-loss surgery… Continue reading

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Gastric Plication or Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

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The Laparoscopic Gastric Plication or Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP) involves sewing one or more large folds in your stomach. During the LGCP, the volume of your stomach will be reduced by 70% which makes the stomach able to hold less and will help you eat less. Advantages: There is no cutting, stapling, or removal… Continue reading

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Gastric Bypass

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The Gastric Bypass is performed by creating a small pouch from the upper left part of the stomach. This pouch is usually 20 – 30 ml in volume. The Pouch is connected to the small intestine using a small opening. Around 90 – 95% of the stomach is bypassed as is the first 50 cm… Continue reading

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