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Recent studies have shown a definite link between clinical obesity and diabetes. This is a growing problem as 61% of the adults in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese. That puts 97 million adults at increased risk of getting diabetes.
The trigger is a special protein in fat cells that leads to the development of Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. The protein causes muscles and the liver to become desensitized to insulin, so the pancreas creates even more insulin to counteract the protein's negative effects on the body.
One of the best ways to avoid the onset of diabetes is to lose weight and the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health is dedicated to helping you do this in a scientifically and medically safe way.
Options include one of three bariatric surgery options - Roux-en-Y Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Band - a metabolic medicine (weight management) program, changes to your nutritional program or modifications of your sleep patterns. Of course, your individualized plan may combine several of these approaches.
But that's just the beginning of our unique approach to weight management. In addition to lifestyle and surgical options, we provide you with pre- and post-operative education classes, support groups, a dedicated care coordinator, a psychologist and even a bariatric chef who will teach you how to enjoy food in an entirely new way.
The resulting program is truly one of a kind. In fact, Florida Hospital Celebration Health is the only American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in Central Florida and one of the few to receive this honor nationwide.