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Diabetes goes under the knife – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 25th, 2016.

New guidelines recommend surgical treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, but researchers say New Zealand lacks the resources and capacity to offer surgery as a standard treatment. A joint statement by international diabetes organisations endorses gastric and bariatric surgery as a standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes for patients with very severe obesity […]

Newsletter Digest: Biodiversity, bariatric surgery and Running Hot

Peter Griffin posted in on October 29th, 2010.

Biodiversity deal hangs in balance Representatives of 190 countries are working down to the wire at a UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan to agree on a treaty to protect the world’s ecosystems. The COP10 meeting on biodiversity, which concludes this evening, is aiming to set global goals for preserving biodiversity and preventing […]

Experts on increased use of bariatric surgery

Peter Griffin posted in on October 29th, 2010.

The Government has announced a $2 million increase in funding for bariatric surgery for morbidly obese New Zealanders. The extra funding will provide surgery for around 75 New Zealanders a year for the next four years. The surgery, sometimes colloquially referred to as ‘stomach stapling’, is a means of losing weight. This is achieved either […]

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