Is Type 2 Diabetes improved with Bariatric surgery?
Diabetes is a devastating problem, faced by many, worldwide. Type 2 Diabetes is the condition when they body is not able to properly utilize the insulin produced by the pancreas. It worsens with the increase of one’s BMI. Our experience with bariatric surgeries re-enforces the fact that type 2 diabetes improves post surgery and is even cured completely at times.
A Big difference
Weight loss surgery makes a big difference indeed to the patients of type 2 diabetes. The changes are almost instant. Just days after the surgery, sugar levels get back to normal for most patients and might need very less medication or even none at all. This is all because now, the body’s digestive mechanism has been altered.
The results vary with the type of Bariatric surgery performed. Modern day case studies have also proven bariatric surgery to improve or cure diabetes. The body also responds well to insulin (insulin sensitivity) right in the first week after bariatric surgery.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK, recommends those with a BMI of 35 or over who’ve recently had an onset of type 2 diabtes to undergo bariatric surgery, if all other methods have failed.
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