EndoBreak: Meet ‘Glucoracle’; Mental Health & Bariatric Surgery

Endocrinology News and commentary from the endocrinology world byKristen Monaco Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayApril 28, 2017 Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/generalendocrinology/64887 A new app — Glucoracle — may help people with type 2 diabetes to manage glucose levels. “Our algorithm, integrated into an easy-to-use app, predicts the consequences of eating a specific meal before the food…

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Support Group Monthly Meeting

  Bariatric Surgery Support (BSS) is a Cape Town based Support Group for people seeking INFORMATION and Support about WEIGHT-LOSS Surgery. We DEAL with a host of pre and post operation issues aimed at facilitating your journey to a healthier life style. When: February 27th, Durbanville Medi Clinic Venue: Durbanville Medi…

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Study examines binge eating at the molecular level

Researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific molecular changes that can lead to hypertension. While other studies have examined the effects of binge eating on the brain, this study is thought to be the first to look at its…

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Bariatric Surgery Conference 2015 – Update

All Support Group Members and interested parties are welcome to attend – you only need to attend on Sunday 22 March 2015 if you are a Pre-surgery or a Post surgery patient.  The session on Saturday 21 March 2015, is aimed at industry professionals ( surgeons, Doctors, Nurses and Care…

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Bariatric Surgery Conference 2015

  March 21     Lecture room 1 – saturday First plenary session :       Chair Dr E Swanepoel 08h00  – 08h15            Welcome address & Opening                         Andre Potgieter 08h15  – 08h45            The latest news – SOS Study                            Prof Hans Lonroth 08h45 – 09h15             South African database                                  …

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September 2014 Newsletter

Free Download :Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter September 2014   Cosmetic Surgery helps with weight control   Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, claims a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.…

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Quality of life

  Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 12:23 Owen Haskins – Editor in chief, Bariatric News Gastric bypass surgery improves obese diabetic patients’ physical and mental health, more than an intensive weight loss programme involving lifestyle modifications over two years, according to the results from a study presented at the joint…

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Banding patients must adhere to nutritional advice

Gastric banding patients do not meet recommended daily requirements for important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and calcium, despite receiving nutritional counselling over a three-month period, according to the outcomes of a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers “Our study clearly shows that there are issues regarding nutritional…

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DECEMBER 2013 BARIATRIC SUPPORT NEWS

The Christmas Holidays are nearly upon us, and, like you, our   Bariatric Surgery Support Group is looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the coming days.   Before we break for festivities we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our Members, The Support Group Committee,…

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Bariattric Surgery Support Gooddies!

Bariatric Surgery Support South African  Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group  We Have a Fresh New-look Logo And Will Be Doing A Limited Edition Mug That Will Be Available To Buy. If  You would Like A Mug Please E-mail info@bariatricsurgerysupport.co.za If  we receive enough requests for this Mug we will have it…

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Psychological effects of Bariatric Surgery on pre and post op patients

In the second part of our look at the importance of Psychological effects of Bariatric Surgery on pre and post op patients we explore Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a possible tool to help you achieve a balanced lifestyle and perception of your new self. If anyone knows a good CBT…

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Bariatric Support Forum – Join The Conversation

Over the past 2 months the team at Bariatric Surgery Support have been gathering information on how to improve our Support Group offering to our members, with particular reference to our Monthly Support Group Meetings and more involvement and interaction from you, our members on social media platforms. We have…

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