ECE2017 Eposter Presentations: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Obesity (81 abstracts)
Objective: Diet, lifestyle changes, medical agents and surgical approaches are treatment options in obese patients. We reported two morbid obese patients who lost 25 and 21% of their previous weight respectively with only lifestyle changes and orlistat therapy.
Case 1: Forty nine year-old woman had type 2 diabetes mellitus for 20 years. She took premix insulin twice a day. Her height was 157 cm, her weight was 120 kg, body mass index was 48.6 kg/m2. One month later, she lost 3 kg with diet and exercise and then orlistat was started. After seventh month of orlistat therapy, her weight reduced to 85 kg and body mass index was 34.4 kg/m2.
Case 2: Fifty-four year-old man has type 2 diabetes mellitus and took metformin for 10 years. His height was 168 cm, his weight was 118 kg, BMI was 41.8 kg/m2. One month later, he lost 2.5 kg with diet and exercise and then orlistat was started. After seventh month of orlistat therapy, his weight reduced to 93 kg and body mass index was 32.9 kg/m2. Both patients lost their weight 35 and 25 kg respectively with lifestyle changes and orlistat therapy. First year of treatment, patients maintain their weight without any gain.
Conclusion: The number of patients undergoing obesity surgery has increased at the present time. Patients prefer surgery instead of lifestyle changes. Our results of patients with morbid obese emphasize importance of lifestyle changes and orlistat therapy.
20 May 2017 - 23 May 2017