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September 25, 2018Obesity related diseases
I will begin this article by saying what I often explain to my patients when they inquire for the first time interested in gastric sleeve surgery or another diabetes procedure:
The main objective of this type of surgery is to lead the patient to a weight that allows him/her to be healthier and/or improve his/her current health condition since obesity goes hand in hand with many chronic diseases and degenerative diseases such as diabetes.
However, there will never be a better medicine or treatment than prevention, so if you don’t have diabetes yet, but you are obese, you must know that you are at risk. With the simple fact of being obese you are more likely to suffer from it, so weight loss surgery will prevent you from developing this disease which so deteriorating and dangerous to your health and well-being.
The term prediabetes has some other names that you probably have already heard before, such as "glucose intolerance" or "impaired fasting glucose".
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Leaving aside the terms, let's focus on what it means to be prediabetic, which is usually patients who suffer from being overweight or obese and has a certain genetic or other risk factors that make them more prone to suffer from this situation. which is the preamble of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, a topic that we will discuss at another moment.
In prediabetes the following occurs: the level of glucose (sugar) in a person's blood is higher than normal, but it is not high enough to be classified as diabetic, and as with diabetics, prediabetes is associated with other serious diseases such as an increased risk of cerebrovascular diseases (brain embolisms) and ischemic cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction or angina pectoris).
In this factor there is not much that as a patient you can do, you should only consider that as the age advances the metabolism changes, so it becomes more difficult to maintain a healthy weight and “age related” diseases present, risk which can be reduced to the maximum following the recommendations that we will share later.
The specific risk of suffering from diabetes if you are a female or a male is not very clear since there are many factors that come into play, what is clear is that women suffer more deterioration and consequences faster when suffering from diabetes compared to the male gender.
Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are more common in African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
As is already well known, sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of suffering from multiple diseases, so a certain degree of physical activity will reduce the chances of being prediabetic.
Having first-line relatives like parents or siblings with diabetes increases the chances suffering from it as well.
As with diabetes, people suffering from diseases such as high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, etc., are more likely to be prediabetic.
As it is for diabetes and other related diseases, being overweight or obese is a determining risk factor to increase the propensity to develop and suffer from prediabetes, so even a moderate weight loss can reverse this situation.
Prediabetes can often be reversed through changes in lifestyle, such as increased physical activity and weight loss. The sooner a person with prediabetes is diagnosed, the more likely it is to reverse and prevent type 2 diabetes.
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Making changes in your lifestyle may seem difficult but the effort is worth it. It will be necessary to take into consideration that if you are overweight or mildly obese you do not need to lose a lot of weight, just losing a few pounds of weight could be enough to get you away from this situation! Here we share the main measures to take into account to improve your health:
Can gastric sleeve cure pre-diabetes?
The most important thing about being prediabetic is that is a completely reversible situation when the right measures are taken on time to prevent their progression to diabetes. And this in your hands to achieve it, as you can see the recommendations are simple and common sense, sometimes it is difficult to achieve the necessary discipline to reach the goal but when it is literally your life, is worth the attempt.
Now, if you are sick and tired and you have tried everything, the gastric sleeve for diabetes can be the solution to your problem and better yet it can be the way to prevent the development if you already you are pre-diabetic or diabetic.
We invite you to know in detail the surgical options for the treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases, or if you are interested in knowing more about the gastric sleeve for diabetes send us your information and we will gladly answer all your questions and concerns!
In Obesity Free we perform weight loss surgery in Laredo, Piedras Negras and Monterrey. Contact us for more information.