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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

African-Americans More Likely to Have Amputations

Black Americans on Medicare are three times more likely than other patients to lose a leg to amputation because of complications with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease…. Even low-risk black patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease faced a higher risk of amputation than most nonblack patients, according to a …

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Post-surgery Complications More Likely with Insulin-dependent Diabetes

Insulin-dependent diabetes patients were at an increased risk of post-surgery complications following lumbar fusion including death, sepsis, wound infection and 30-day readmission…. Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) have an increased risk of a number of postoperative complications after lumbar fusion compared with those who have noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) …

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EASD: Effects of Nitric Oxide on Insulin Clearance and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Higher levels of hypothalamic nitric oxide could lead to less insulin clearance and more lipogenesis…. Nitric oxide (NO) is an important neurotransmitter produced in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. Previous studies suggested that the level of NO was inversely correlated with systemic insulin clearance. However, little is known …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #10: Management of Type 2 Diabetes

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP   Lifestyle modification The starting points and mainstays of treatment for type 2 diabetes are diet and other modifications of lifestyle, such as increasing exercise and stopping smoking (Figure 11.1). The major aims are to reduce the weight of obese patients and …

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