Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes: What You Need to Know


Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes: What You Need to Know

The goal of bariatric surgery is to reduce the size of the stomach so it holds less food, which can lead to an improvement in health for many individuals. Bariatric surgery is a popular treatment for diabetes. It has been found to be an effective, long-term solution in many cases of type 2 diabetes and obesity. This is because bariatric surgery not only reduces the size of the stomach but also changes the way it produces hormones that affect blood sugar levels.

Let’s talk more about bariatric surgery for diabetes below.

Diabetic Remission Post Weight Loss Surgery

On the 29th, in the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), research was conducted. And it presented that 67% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete remission of their diabetes by one-year post-operation.

The key findings of the study included:

  • 36% of surgery patients no longer required diabetic medications within 2 weeks of surgery
  • 57% no longer required diabetic medications within 6 months of surgery
  • 67% no longer needed diabetic medications within 12 months of surgery
  • more than 96% of patients on non-insulin diabetes medications with a GDI above 30% of normally achieved remission of their diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that there are more than 20 million people with diabetes in the United States today which is more than three times as many as just three decades ago.

Recent research is showing more and more that weight-loss surgery is an effective treatment for obese people with diabetes. Earlier this year, two studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Which showed durable diabetes remission and improvement following surgery. An interim report showed that 95% of patients with diabetes were able to either reduce oral diabetes medication or eliminate it altogether at 2 years post-operation. You can learn more about how laparoscopic bariatric surgery can be an effective and sustainable treatment for both obesity and diabetes on our website.

Colorado Bariatric Patients

We have made this process very easy for our patients. We realize their pain and the problems they have been facing. So our institute and team have tried their best to make things and the whole process easy. We have always cared for our patients. Above all, our patients have been our top priority. And for this, we have arranged different types of support groups for them, so that they feel at ease and at home. You may call us at 844-227-4853 to schedule a consultation or get a free insurance evaluation here.

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