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When caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure, the positive caloric balance and storage of energy in adipose tissue often causes adipocyte hypertrophy and visceral adipose tissue accumulation. These pathogenic anatomic abnormalities may incite metabolic and immune responses that promote Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia. These are(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare treatment satisfaction among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes after switching from insulin lispro to insulin aspart in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). Efficacy of glycemic control between treatments was also investigated. METHODS Subjects using CSII with insulin lispro for 6 months(More)
Excessive adipose tissue is potentially pathogenic due to its mass effects and through adverse metabolic/immune responses, which may lead to cardiovascular disease risk factors (eg, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and possibly atherosclerosis itself). Positive caloric balance in genetically/environmentally susceptible patients may(More)
OBJECTIVE To review current consensus and controversy regarding whether obesity is a 'disease', examine the pathogenic potential of adipose tissue to promote metabolic disease and explore the merits of 'adiposopathy' and 'sick fat' as scientifically and clinically useful terms in defining when excessive body fat may represent a 'disease'. METHODS A group(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe patient perceptions regarding their experience and to report findings in a retrospective analysis of glycemic control in a cohort of patients who used the V-Go, a mechanical, 24-hour disposable, subcutaneous continuous insulin delivery device that delivers a preset basal infusion rate and on-demand insulin. METHODS Patients used the(More)
OBJECTIVES The AspireAssist System (AspireAssist) is an endoscopic weight loss device that is comprised of an endoscopically placed percutaneous gastrostomy tube and an external device to facilitate drainage of about 30% of the calories consumed in a meal, in conjunction with lifestyle (diet and exercise) counseling. METHODS In this 52-week clinical(More)
  • A B Schorr
  • 1999
The recent findings of the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) have focused attention on the need to prevent complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Understanding the pathogenesis and physiologic mechanisms that lead to complications in the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is imperative to prevent their progression and improve(More)