"Through preventive weight loss surgery we could reverse or improve diabetes, hypertension, and joint disease."
"LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery is the wave of the future. We are here to guide you to a happier, healthier life."
"The LAP-BAND® procedure is very, very safe. The surgery is quick, minimally invasive and virtually painless."
"We provide our patients with safe and effective weight loss surgery. We also offer quality post-op care."
"Throughout his career as a weight loss surgeon, Dr. Carson Liu™ has performed over 2600 Bariatric Surgeries."
"Obesity is a chronic disease. We provide information to help you know whether obesity surgery is right for you."
"Dr. Liu makes a difference in the lives of his patients through his commitment and care. - American Diabetes Association"
"If you are obese and have failed at numerous diets, surgery may be your only realistic option for lasting weight loss."



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What is Diabesity™?

Combine the words diabetes and obesity and you get the term Diabesity™. Trademarked in the U.S. by the non-profit group Shape Up America, the term fittingly describes the medical condition where a patient develops type 2 diabetes caused by excessive weight.

Also called cardiometabolic disease or metabolic syndrome, Diabesity™ is becoming more and more common:

  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that 50 percent of all American adults are now at risk for developing type 2 diabetes because they have excess abdominal fat and insulin resistance (which is the predecessor of diabetes).
  • Experts believe that 95 percent of all confirmed cases of type 2 diabetes can be linked to obesity.

The Connection Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Carrying excess fat around the abdomen leads to increased fat in the liver, causing insulin resistance.

That is why medical authorities now believe that a person's Body Mass Index (BMI) can help predict whether or not a person will develop type 2 diabetes.

Consider this information from a 2006 American Diabetes Association meeting report:

  • Compared to a normal-weight 18-year-old person whose lifetime risk of diabetes is just 17 percent, an obese individual's risk of type 2 diabetes triples to nearly 55 percent.

Consequences of Diabesity™

The complications from Diabesity™ can be life-threatening. Here are just a few:

  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Nerve damage
  • Limb amputations
  • Blindness

How to Reduce Your Risk of Diabesity™

If you are obese, losing weight is the number-one way to protect yourself against Diabesity™. Weight loss surgical options such as gastric bypass, the LAP-BAND System® or REALIZE™ Band can have a tremendous impact on a patient with type 2 diabetes.

Approximately 95 percent of type 2 diabetes cases are cured after patients undergo weight loss surgery.

If you have type 2 diabetes or are on the path to developing this serious disease, please do not hesitate to contact weight loss surgery specialist Dr. Carson Liu™. Located in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Liu has been honored by the American Diabetes Association for his research and clinical practice efforts to help patients conquer diabetes.

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