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Gastric bypass

There is much in the scientific literature suggesting that this surgery instantly cures diabetes II. Most patients leave the hospital completely cured of the disease even before they have lost any weight. I personally know many of these people. Unfortunately, no doctor or HMO will approve of this unless you are at least 100 lbs overweight. Why can't they make exceptions for patients with diabetes related problems like hypertension and kidney disease but not heavy enough to qualify for the surgery?

I am a newly diagnosed diabetes patient (borderline HbA1c of 6.0) who has hypertension for years and more recently proteinuria. I have to take many pills twice a day. I'm about 50 lbs overweight. I've been on many diets over the years and every time I lost weight, I would gain back even more. It's well known that >90% of dieters gain all the weight back and more in a year - look at Kirstie Alley. I stopped trying and have stabilized at my current weight for several years.
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180749 tn?1443595232
Dec 12 ,2010 You can achieve diabetes control  and weight control with this pranayam.Do it twice a day and let know how you feel after 3 months. When you eat, leave some space for a sweet(which you do not eat), and the stomach will gradually get smaller with kapabhati pranayam, and you will with less food.
These pranayam exercises will help control the diabetes and the side effects.Build up the timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after about a minute.The benefits will be noticed in weeks as the sugar level is checked daily.Over the long term the diabetes will be in full control.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently(once in 2 seconds).

Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years -  do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Also everyday, press the centre point of the palm of both your  hands 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
To stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin: mandukasan(not for pregnant women) - kneel down(with feet pointing inwards,and sit on the ankles/heels, Vajrasan position), breathe in and breathe out completely and hold your breath, pull the stomach in, press both your  hands on stomach, bend forward as much as possible keeping the head straight, hold for 5 to 15 seconds and come back up while breathing in.Do this asan 3 times daily before meals, to stimulate the kidney and pancreas.Mandukasan2 - Repeat the whole process(mandukasan) 3 times,but this time with with fists of both hands pressing against the stomach(by the navel).Mandukasan can be done sitting on a chair, if you cannot bend the legs.This asan should be done before meals.
Continue the breathing exercises once a day, after the diabetes is in full control.
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I think the people whose diabetes was corrected with this surgery was due to weight loss and better eating habits, avoiding bad carbs is huge after this surgery. But there are several causes of diabetes where this wouldn't help.  Plus, as I said before, this surgery is dangerous and comes with it's own problems.  There is a reason it's not offered to diabetics unless they are extremely obese.
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"there's something about the surgery all by itself that cures the diabetes."

I disagree with the above statement as well as these doctors. "With some operations like gastric bypass or similar procedures, the remission of diabetes symptoms is very quick after surgery, which even precedes the weight loss," said Dr. Francesco Rubino, a surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

In fact, researchers have known about those effects for several years. But offering gastric bypass to non-obese diabetics is controversial.

"I think it has no place outside of obesity surgery," said UCSF professor of endocrinology Dr. Robert Lustig.

Dr. Lustig says diabetes can be caused by combination of factors, including the health of beta cells, the agents in the pancreas that produce insulin. He also said, "Diabetes is a complex disease. If you have a problem with your beta cells, then doing a bariatric surgery isn't going to rescue you."
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The main point was, no matter what happens weight-wise, there's something about the surgery all by itself that cures the diabetes. If you compare the risks of having the disease versus having the surgery, it may be worth it.
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Diets set you up for failure.  You need to create a healthy way of eating that keeps your metabolism running on high and keeps your glucose levels from rising and dropping too much.  This is done by eating every 3-4 hours, foods that are healthy to include fruit and whole grains, low carbs, protein, etc.  I have heard of the bypass surgery curing diabetes, but the surgery comes with some big risks, and it's own problems.  Plus, you can very easily regain all of your weight back after this surgery.  You have to continue eating small amounts frequently and what you eat is very similar to a diabetic's diet.  Watch Al Roker on the Today Show, he will pack on 40-50 pounds and have to start eating properly again, and he's had by-pass surgery.  In the beginning your stomach is so small you cannot handle much food, but you can easily expand your stomach by eating more and more until you are right back where you started.  He's yo-yo dieting which will set him up for future health issues as well.
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