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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.

The AspireAssist ®

A new weight loss device, AspireAssist, offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested. The AspireAssist® system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the belly.

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