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Obesity

Obesity and Diabetes: Diabetes patients are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index over 30. Such patients are at greater risk for a host of other problems cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea, and poor quality of life. Tremendous research is being done to control, manage, and reverse obesity in diabetics and the educated healthcare professional can help.

Another Balloon Device “Orbera” Approved for Weight Loss

Orbera is a non-surgical intragastric balloon device that has been used for weight loss outside of the United States for over 20 years. It is now FDA approved to be used in the United States. The device is indicated for weight reduction in obese patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 kg/m2 who have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise. The non-surgical procedure takes about 30 minutes. See Item #4

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