Diabetes

Diabetes Treatment

The fundamental objective in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes is to control blood glucose (sugar) levels within the normal range, with little swings to low or high levels.

Type 1 diabetes is treated with:

  • Insulin
  • Exercise
  • Diabetic diet

Type 2 diabetes is treated:

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Diabetes

How Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

If you have symptoms of increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination, tingling of your hands or feet, unexplained weight loss – your doctor will have reason to believe you have diabetes.

A fasting plasma glucose test or a plasma glucose test will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis.

Fasting Plasma Glucose Test

The fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) is the preferred technique to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes since it is easy to do and less expensive compared to other tests.

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Diabetes

Hyperglycemia and Complications

The persistence of hyperglycemia motivates the beta cells of the pancreas to produce more insulin, which can cause the beta cells to begin to exhaust its capacity to manufacture insulin.

Eventually, this could lead to beta cell malfunction, which will decrease insulin production and make blood glucose levels to rise even further, creating a destructive cycle of metabolic, biochemical and hormonal imbalances.

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Diabetes

The Causes and Effects of Diabetes

The pancreatic cells, more specifically the beta cells, are responsible for the production of insulin. As mentioned, insulin regulates the concentration of glucose in the blood by opening “glucose channels” in the cell walls of the cell so glucose can enter.

Once inside the cell, glucose is converted to energy which is used for the hundreds of cell functions.

In diabetes, either one of two scenarios may happen:

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the individual’s body is unable to convert glucose (sugar) to energy. Every cell in our body needs energy to function.

The food that we eat is digested in the stomach and intestines. Among the products of digestion is glucose. Glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the cells in the body.

The pancreas (a gland behind the stomach) responds when there is lots of sugar in the blood by producing a hormone called insulin.

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Gastric Banding

Recovery

A commitment to a way of life that involves healthful eating and regular exercise will help avoid weight loss resistance. You should have even made this commitment before the surgery.

Outlook

The typical weight loss after the procedure is around one-third to one-half of the excess weight you are carrying. This is often good enough for several patients. Discuss with your physician about the best bariatric procedure for your situation.

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Gastric Banding

The Procedure

You will be on general anesthesia during the surgery and you will be asleep and unable to feel pain.

The surgery will be done using a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopy.

To begin, your surgeon will create 2-5 small incisions in your abdomen. Through these incisions, your surgeon can insert a tiny camera (laparoscope) and other instruments necessary to perform the surgery.

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Gastric Banding

Risks of Surgery

Gastric band surgery is linked to a relatively low rate of both serious complications and mortality. And similar to other forms of bariatric surgery, it frequently leads to a considerable improvement in obesity health problems.

Just like any other surgical procedure, gastric banding does carry some risks.

Possible complications include:

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Yanhee Hospital bags place among 10 Best Hospitals in Thailand, by Chinese Tourists

As one of their projects launched to promote medical tourism in Thailand, the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand), in cooperation with King Power International, SINA Corporation and Jiaranai Entertainment, spearheaded a program inviting Chinese tourists in Thailand, to cast their votes through social media at weibo.com on their choices on the best products (food, etc.), and services (tourism, medical/cosmetic, etc.) in Thailand, which was done between between May 8 -29, 2015.

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (Snoring treatment)

Post-Surgery Pain

You will experience a moderate to severe pain level for the first few days after surgery. Pain is usually the worst on the third or fourth day after the surgery.

Pain, especially from swallowing, may last from 10 days to 3 weeks after surgery. Ear pain is common after surgery because one of the nerves to the ear passes near the tonsil area. It does not mean you have an ear infection.

Pain medication will be prescribed to you and should be taken as directed.

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