Rethinking diabetes treatment, new data suggests a surgical approach can help diabetics

Rethinking diabetes treatment, new data suggests a surgical approach can help diabetics

The NY Times reported that surgery for Diabetes may be better than the current approaches. Bariatric surgery has been shown to affect diabetes and for some people, surgery for weight control may also have a long lasting effect on their Diabetes if they are afflicted. For some time it has been known that certain surgeries seemed to resolve diabetic symptoms. Now the results are more conclusive. Bariatric surgeons must be jumping for joy knowing that their phones will be ringing for year to come.

Read the article below.

Surgery for Diabetes May Be Better Than Standard Treatment

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For some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. Two studies have found that weight-loss operations worked much better than the standard therapies for Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people whose blood sugar was out of control. Those who had surgery, which stapled the stomach and rerouted the small intestine, were much more likely to have a complete remission of diabetes, or to need less medicine, than people who were given the typical regimen of drugs, dietand exercise.

The surgery also helped many to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol.

The new studies, published on Monday by The New England Journal of Medicine, continue reading here