For Diabetes, Surgery a Better Option than Standard Treatment

Two recent studies have found results that are promising to overweight patients that are also suffering from type-2 diabetes. When compared to standard treatment options, weight loss surgery in Michigan works much better in helping individuals to overcome type-2 diabetes, particularly for patients who suffer from extreme blood sugar issues.

Patients who underwent bariatric surgery for the treatment of type-2 diabetes were more likely to experience a complete remission of the disease when compared to those who were given typical treatment involving medication, diet and exercise. Those who underwent bariatric surgery also experienced reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The connection between weight loss and treatment for type-2 diabetes has been understood prior to this series of studies, but this research is the first to meticulously compare medical and surgical methods in the treatment of type-2 diabetes.

These two studies were conducted separately, one at a Catholic University in Rome and the other in the United States at the Cleveland Clinic. Both of these studies found that after a period of one or two years, remission rates of those who underwent bariatric surgery were much higher than of those who participated in medical treatment alone. The study conducted in Rome included 60 participants that were between 30 and 60 years of age with a B.M.I of at least 35, while the Cleveland Clinic evaluated 150 patients between the ages of 20 to 60 who had a B.M.I range of 27-43. In both of these studies, patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery were the most likely to experience remission from type-2 diabetes.

These studies provide further evidence for the use of bariatric surgery in the treatment of obesity and obesity related diseases. You can read the entire article from the New York Times by clicking here.



One Response to “For Diabetes, Surgery a Better Option than Standard Treatment”
  • Patty says:

    I can speak from experience. My diabetes was gone within 2 mos after surgery. It is good that WLS is getting some postive attention, because it is life saving!

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