Insulin: The wrong therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

2019-02-14T12:55:19+11:00News, Patient Resources|

(Edited by Louise Petrou for Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre. For academic authors credits & references please scroll to bottom of this article). A diet that includes a broad range of natural foods, staying away from soft drinks and junk food combined with exercise all have very positive effects on the health of a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. But [...]

AABC Developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence


Our Bariatric Counselor Louise Petrou is honored to be appointed to the advisory board of the American Association of Bariatric Counselors to assist in developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence, throughout the World. Sheryl Phillips, MPH, RDN, CBC, CDN, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors has announced the development of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) initiative. [...]

First Australian credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor AABC.


Louise Petrou is the first Australian health professional and member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society, to be awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialised training and education programme in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). Mrs Petrou is an integral member of the [...]

Researchers link obesity, the brain and genetics


By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News. Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). The study was an examination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive test data from [...]

Bariatric surgery may cure diabetes in some patients


Study being conducted by : Thomas Rogula MD, Stacy Brethauer MD, Bipand Chand MD, and Philip Schauer, MD "Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular option for obese people who want to shed pounds quickly, but diabetics also have something to gain from the procedure: the surgery can resolve type 2 diabetes". WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes currently affects more than 150 million people worldwide [...]

Diabetes Treatment Often Discontinued, or Simplified, After Bariatric Surgery


Obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery are significantly less likely to start taking medications for type 2 diabetes, or more likely to be able to stop using them if they are taking them already, the results of large-scale French study suggest. The findings follow two recent studies indicating that bariatric surgery reduces long-term rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions, although, as [...]



A new healthy service for our area. Bariatric Grocery Shopping Tours Obesity is a complex, chronic disease, with many causes and subtypes. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment for obesity. The World Health Organisation agrees. “The best outcomes are realized with additional education and support,” says Dr George Petrou, Bariatric Surgeon at Mid North Coast Bariatric and Hernia Centre. “Our team felt [...]

Exploring Obesity in Our Community

2019-04-23T07:44:11+10:00News, Uncategorized|

A new locally-produced documentary series explores obesity in our community by following the journey of Port Macquarie man Leigh Hardingham. A team headed by surgeon Dr George Petrou took the initiative to offer the series as a gift to the community. “We were driven to do this project because there is so much misinformation out there about obesity perpetuating constant myths about the disease,” says [...]

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