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Surgery Options and Outcomes for Diabetes Patients: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about the use of surgery in diabetes management and treatment, including:
– Surgical options for weight loss
– How/when a healthcare professional might recommend surgery for a diabetes patient
– What a healthcare professional needs to know about the spectrum of diabetes related surgeries

Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #21: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 1 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Introduction The devastating consequences of diabetic neuropathy are seen every day both in hospital – more bed days are taken up with the consequences of diabetic foot ulceration than any other diabetic complication – and in primary care, where sensory symptoms, especially pain, and autonomic neuropathy, especially …

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Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Death Caused by Cardiovascular Disease

Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may be more beneficial than aggressive control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol… Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #19: Diabetes and the Eye Part 3 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Pre-proliferative retinopathy An important diagnosis, as there is a very high risk of progression to proliferative retinopathy and significant visual loss. Pre-proliferative changes are characterized by the following. Multiple (> 5) cotton-wool spots. Multiple large blot hemorrhages. Venous abnormalities: irregularities, beading, looping or reduplication. Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities: …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #18: Diabetes and the Eye Part 2 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy Background retinopathy Microaneurysms Small, red, intraretinal lesions usually found at the posterior pole of the eye, around the disc and macula. They occur in areas of capillary non-perfusion and show leakage of fluorescein. It is worthwhile estimating the number of microaneurysms as it has …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #17: Diabetes and the Eye Part 1 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Introduction Diabetic retinopathy is the most common clinically significant microvascular complication of diabetes, but cataract is the most common ocular complication, with a prevalence of about 60% in those aged 30–54, five times more frequent than in those without diabetes. Diabetes is also associated with raised intraocular …

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New Intragastric Balloon for Weight-Loss Treatment

Patients shed pounds and had fewer comorbidities with minimally invasive procedure… Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA Pivotal Trial at this year’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference. The study showed that ORBERA …

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