Bariatrics to Control Diabetes
Weight loss surgery helps prevent and treat diabetes. Studies show weight loss surgery completely resolves or significantly improves Type 2 diabetes in many patients.
- Stop or reduce diabetes treatments such as insulin and medications.
- Prevent blindness, limb amputation, kidney disease, and stroke.
The health benefits for diabetics can vary depending on the type of surgery. Talk to your doctor about which bariatric surgery is best for you.
Why does weight loss surgery improve diabetes?
Weight loss surgery limits your food intake. The small intestine is rerouted slightly, redirecting the digestive process. The result is your body absorbs fewer calories. This can balance the insulin-regulating hormones in the intestines and stomach that cause diabetes.
How quickly does surgery improve diabetes?
For some, diabetes disappears within days of surgery. For others, blood sugar levels begin to fall soon after surgery and become completely normal within a year.
Am I a candidate for weight-loss surgery?
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