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Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

This common condition related to excessive blood sugar has been associated with an increased risk of numerous serious health problems, including but not limited to: heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and many other life-threatening issues.

How is Type 2 Diabetes affected by bariatric surgery?

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.

What success have patients with type 2 diabetes found through weight loss surgery?

A recent meta-analysis research study shows 76.8% of patients who had weight loss surgery had 100% cure of type 2 diabetes, and 86% had improvement in their diabetes control. Many patients with type 2 diabetes have demonstrated little or no need to take diabetes medication or insulin after weight loss surgery. These studies demonstrate that complete remission of type 2 diabetes is possible with some patients who have successfully lost a significant amount of excess weight with bariatric surgery.

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