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Author Topic: Gastric Sleeve Surgery  (Read 449 times)

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:20:12 AM »
This UK hospital is "curing" people of diabetes, with a gastric sleeve inserted into the  intestines (though it doesn't say so in the article). Users have lost a lot of weight and are claiming to be "cured" of diabetes. IMHO it is a horrible idea with no inkling of the long term consequences.

What do you think ?

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/821618/Type-2-Diabetes-cure-single-operation-illness-doctors
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Re: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 08:49:29 PM »
What do you think ?

I think it is a bad idea as well. That would upset a lot of nutritional & hormonal balance of the body. Surely, the side effects will be there and they will not be good.
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Re: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 06:19:02 AM »
As an alternative to  bariatric surgery like gastric bypass maybe a better solution but I don't think any of these have shown that they live up to the hype.  People are always looking for a solution that does not require them to do anything different and eat without thinking about what is a problem.  A simple change to LCHF does better without any of the side effects of any of these "procedures" but then nobody is making any money with that.
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Re: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 03:27:56 PM »
People are always looking for a solution that does not require them to do anything different and eat without thinking about what is a problem.  A simple change to LCHF does better without any of the side effects of any of these "procedures" but then nobody is making any money with that.

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Re: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 04:16:28 PM »
Yeah, another bad idea "magic cure". When I lived in CA years ago,
 I had a friend that was morbidly obese.  She had the gastric bypass surgery and for a while was doing well keeping with the eating "rules" but as time passed, she went back to her old eating habits and gained most of the weight back.  As far as I remember, she was not diabetic. 

No way can these surgeries "cure" diabetes if the person doesn't take responsibility for what they put in their mouth.
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Re: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 02:09:01 AM »
During my surgery for esophageal cancer, 1/3 of my stomach and 2/3 of my esophagus were removed. Granted I'm type 1, but there's no change in my diabetes.

This is all just a scheme to change diet and we all already know how to do that.