Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect half the US population. The World Health Organization reports that over the last 25 years the number of people suffering from diabetes has risen to 422,000,000. Combine that with the cost of insulin that has tripled in the last ten years.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, erectile dysfunction, kidney failure, amputations, and heart disease.
The one treatment that is most effective for those who are obese and diabetic is weight loss surgery. When compared to any other treatments for diabetes, weight loss surgery provides the best relief of short and long term complications, and in some cases has reversed diabetes. The Lap-Band was found to eliminate the need for medicine in 75% of diabetics who were newly diagnosed (within the last two years). But less than 1% of those who are eligible to get weight loss surgery ever get it.
For men, the leading cause of erectile dysfunction is diabetes with obesity. It is amazing after weight loss surgery when men can see their penis again and use it.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.