Patients who have had weight loss surgery have less insulin resistance. Their risk for metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and high amount of fats in the blood also decreases.
Diabetes is a situation where blood sugar level rises. Blood sugar is the primary source of energy for the body's cells. A hormone called insulin is needed to transfer that energy into the cells. When the body fails to produce sufficient insulin, blood sugar fails to enter the cells and remains in the blood. This increase in blood sugar leads to the condition known as diabetes.
Moreover, type 2 diabetes increases the risk of other health issues such as:
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery develop less insulin resistance. As a result, the risk for the following associated diseases also decreases:
Source: Weight and type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis.
In the following situations, doctors can treat type 2 diabetes via bariatric surgery:
To find out if you are eligible for bariatric surgery, call Dr. Feiz & Associates for a consultation or contact us via our website.