Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Diabetes Awareness Month - Spotlight on Michele Files

Type 2 diabetes often goes hand in hand with morbid obesity, and it was a situation 40-year-old Michele Files found herself in, as she was diagnosed gestational diabetes while pregnant with twins. Although she no longer had diabetes once her identical twin boys were born, just a few short years later she found herself diagnosed with type 2 diabetes again. Not wanting to face the same fate as her mother who also had type 2 diabetes and died when Michele was 43, Michele knew she had to take action to get healthy and fit so she could watch her four young children grow up. So, she sought the help of Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz.

Now 50, Michele is another one of Dr. Feiz' gastric sleeve success stories, after having her bariatric procedure in September, 2013, and finding herself diabetes-free just 10 weeks later.

Michele Files before and 10 weeks after gastric sleeve surgery, after losing 30 pounds. Michele is 5'1" and currently weighs 170 pounds. 
This scenario is not uncommon among obese type 2 diabetics who have bariatric surgery. In fact, research has shown that as many as 90% of those who have bariatric surgery become diabetes-free within a year of their procedure. If you are interested in how Southern California's best bariatric surgeon can help you defeat type 2 diabetes and obesity, contact his Los Angeles weight loss clinic at 310-855-8058 today!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Further Research Shows How Bariatric Surgery Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

New research has pointed to the fact that Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz has known for quite a long time, that bariatric surgery puts type 2 diabetes in remission not just in the short-term, but for years after their procedure. This is especially true for patients who have had type 2 diabetes for shorter periods of time, yet anyone can benefit from the procedure no matter how longstanding their type 2 diabetes has been diagnosed.

The symptoms of diabetes can be devastating, but you can shed them for good with weight loss surgery!
This study points up to 90% of weight loss surgery patients shed their diabetes within two years, and a great number still had remained diabetes-free decades later, much higher than those who had done nonsurgical weight loss programs. Further articles from credible sources such as the National Institute of Health point to the fact that patients are sometimes able to go off their diabetes medications before they even leave the hospital after their weight loss procedure! Dr. Feiz' own patients have been especially fortunate in their ability to overcome type 2 diabetes with his help, including his patients profiled this month in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: Constance McLin, Kim White and Michele Files, among many others!

More people are paying attention to the fact that weight loss surgery in California with Dr. Feiz can be the answer they seek to shed not only their excess weight, but their type 2 diabetes as well. If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Feiz can help you get down to a healthy weight, contact his Southern California Weight Loss Center today at 310-817-6911 to learn more!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Type 2 Diabetes: You Can Overcome The Disease with Dr. Feiz

As the obesity epidemic continues to rise in the U.S., the number of people affected with the related disease, type 2 diabetes, continues to grow, as well. Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease, and although many may have a vague idea that it only involves checking blood sugar, it has a much more profound effect on life. While some people can manage their diabetes by controlling their weight and watching their diet, many are mired in the problems diabetes can cause.
Constance McLin, Dr. Feiz' patient, overcame type 2 diabetes and lost 80 pounds with gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Feiz!
Diabetes complications may lead to long-term health problems, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Eye problems
  • Kidney Disease
  • Strokes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
  • Blood flow problems in the feet
Fortunately, even though diabetes can have a devastating impact on your health, weight loss surgery in California with board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz could be your ticket to a healthier you: a person free of diabetes and obesity. Many of Dr. Feiz' patients free themselves of type 2 diabetes when they lose weight after undergoing a bariatric procedure in Southern California, and go on to lead longer, healthier and happier lives. 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can overcome type 2 diabetes and get down to a healthy weight, contact the office of Dr. Feiz & Associates today at 310-855-8058.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Eating at the bowling alley, in the car or on the couch?

For those who eat the majority of their meals away from the dinner table, they may have a valid excuse: they live in a so-called "Food Desert," or an area that has few options for well-priced, fresh produce. After all, not every town has a grocery store nearby, yet other sources of food may be in the vicinity: gas stations, convenience stores, movie theaters, theme parks - any location that serves food, and often that isn't even their main purpose. Dr. Michael Feiz, who performs weight loss surgery in California, proposes that individuals in this situation find ways to be creative with what they have available.

The problem with food deserts is the fact that they are strongly correlated to higher instances of obesity, and with obesity comes obesity-caused illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Becoming more educated about nutrition and exercise is recommended by Dr. Feiz. As a bariatric surgeon, he is accustomed to meeting individuals who may have the handicap of living in a food desert, but he recommends researching healthy eating, for individuals who are concerned that they may be eating too much - especially carbs, fat and calories, from food found at places such as the gas station.

If you are concerned you live in a food desert, feel free to ask Dr. Feiz a question about what you can do to make sure you are eating a healthy diet and maintaining a normal weight.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Keeping the Weight Off

According to the results of a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who have successfully achieved their weight loss goals can keep the pounds off by utilizing several different weight maintenance strategies. A survey of over three thousand participants revealed that a combination of anti-obesity drugs, meal replacement products and high protein diets are proven to be the most guaranteed ways of staying trim after a successful diet. According to Dr. Hemmingsson, a member of the research team that engineered the study, anti-obesity drugs should be avoided for their adverse side effects, but meal replacements and protein-rich foods are an effective way to stay trim over the long-term.

After undergoing a bariatric procedure, such as a sleeve gastrectomy or lap band surgery, it becomes necessary for people to adjust their eating habits to lose weight in a safe and healthy way. Dr. Michael Feiz has made healthy living a central component to his overall goals for patients. Dr. Feiz, is a leading weight loss surgeon in Los Angeles, employs social media and other mediums to remind his weight loss patients that healthy cooking and smart eating habits are the key to keeping weight off after obesity surgery

If you are interesting in learning more about the many outpatient procedures that Dr. Feiz performs in Los Angeles, contact the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates today to schedule a free consultation with a specialist. You can reach us by dialing toll-free at1-800-868-5946, or visit us on the web at www.drfeiz.com.