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Obese NHS patients with diabetes 'could get gastric band'

Obese people who suffer from type 2 diabetes could be offered gastric band surgery on the NHS, according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice).

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Diabetic obese patient: 'Surgery is not an easy fix'

An obese man with type 2 diabetes has told Good Morning Britain wright loss surgery is "not an easy fix" and if it was introduced more widely on the NHS.

Andrew Reynolds dubbed the surgery "a lifetime commitment" and patients would still have to change their eating habits.

Mr Reynolds, whose family has a history of diabetes, also described the changes he had made to his lifestyle since the diagnosis and said he was actively "looking for hidden sugars" in foods.

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