Type 2 Diabetes: New Doorways to Health
Surprising Breakthroughs From an Expert Surgeon
by Stephan R. Myers, MD, FACS
Pub Date 24 Oct 2017
The world of diabetes care is abuzz with the results of new groundbreaking research, information that will transform the care of type 2 diabetes for the 80% of diabetics that are people of size. The new breakthrough? Bariatric surgery, previously thought of only as weight loss surgery, places most Type 2 diabetes into complete remission. Who could have imagined it? Surgery resolves diabetes. In fact new research shows surgery is six times as effective as medicines at providing excellent control. This is the miracle: often diabetic patients leave the hospital a day or so after surgery no longer needing any diabetic medications and before they have lost a single pound!The 30 million Americans suffering with obesity and type 2 diabetes are not failures and their problem is not willpower. Persons of size are often very good at losing 50, 60, and even 100 lbs at a time. But, here’s the rub: our hormones are destined to drive us back to our original weight. New research has discovered how bariatric surgery reverses type 2 diabetes if treated within the first 10 years after diagnosis. In an era when diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate hope has been found.In friendly, non-medical language, the 40,000 word Diabetes: New Hope for a Fresh Start uses real patient stories, amusing illustrations, and easy-to-understand metaphors to explain this disease and detail the four operations available to place diabetes into remission. The style has an inspirational tone with life-coaching pages between each chapter. Because this is my first book, I decided to write the entire book. The manuscript is now 95% complete. After receiving my MD from the University of Cincinnati and completing a surgical residency, I practiced general surgery for 15 years. Eventually I found my passion helping people struggling with obesity and diabetes after watching my father suffer with both. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and have been invited to present at the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity in August. I have written for scientific journals and for 5 years on my blog, BariatricSurgeryBlog.blogspot.com. Now after performing 2,000 bariatric operations and having served as a medical director for the last 10 years, I hope to share my expertise with those who need to be empowered with it the most. My co-writer and daughter, The Rev. Summer Gross, graduated from Asbury University with the top English major creative writing award, received an MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary and now writes thoughtfully and with compassion. She blogs at aThirstforGod.com. Dr. Myers is certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric surgery. He serves as the Medical Director of the Weight Management Center and bariatric surgeon at the Reading Health System, Reading, PA. Dr. Myers resides in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.