TRYING TO BALANCE DIET, EXERCISE, AND OVERALL LIFESTYLE. THIS MORNING ON ASK A SPECIALIST – WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE OPTION OF BARIATRIC SURGERY WITH DOCTOR CEDRIC LORENZO – BARIATRIC SURGEON AND THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE QUEEN’S COMPREHENSIVE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. AND STEPHANIE ALO – WHO HAD THE SURGERY… ROSS: TWO DIABETES CONSIDER THIS SURGERY? WHY BARIATRIC SURGERY? PEOPLE MAY NOT THINK THEY ARE A CANDIDATE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH BODY MASS INDEX REDUCES OR ELIMINATES NEED FOR MEDICATIONS NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR ROSS: 2Q: IS SURGERY AN EXTREME STEP TO TAKE FOR A DISEASE THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED WITH MEDICATION? IS BARIATRIC SURGERY FOR ME? REQUIRES A COMMITMENT TO LIFESTYLE CHANGE SURGERY IS A METABOLIC RESET NO NEED TO TEST YOUR BLOOD SUGAR ANYMORE ROSS: 3Q: NOW STEPHANIE – YOU HAD THIS SURGERY. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE CONSIDERING THIS AS A TREATMENT? A. AT THE TIME OF SURGERY, STEPHANIE’S BODY MASS INDEX WAS 34, SHE TOOK 10 PILLS, AND 2 INJECTIONS DAILY TO MANAGE HER DIABETES. AS OF TODAY, SHE HAS NO DIABETES AND TAKES NO MEDICATIONS. ROSS: 4Q. HOW WOULD SOMEONE KNOW IF THEY’RE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY? ROSS: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY AND CONTROLLING YOUR DIABETES – THE QUEEN’S COMPREHENSIVE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT THESE ISSUES AT THEIR CENTERS…INCLUDING THE ONE IN HILO – ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27-TH A 5 P-M… TO REGISTER – CALL 691-7546 – OR YOU CAN GO TO QUEENS.ORG AND CLICK ON “WEIGHT LOSS.” KRIS: COMING UP NEXT…WE HEAD TO OAHU’S SOUTH SHORE…

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