Studies have already shown that weight loss surgery, such as the gastric band, can reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes or even cure it altogether.
Now new research published in the Annals of Surgery has provided even more impressive figures monitoring obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had bariatric surgery – a massive 72% were cured of their diabetes with no symptoms a couple of years later.
The Hospital Group is the UK’s leading provider of bariatric surgery. CEO, David Ross, said “Many of our weight loss patients report that as they lose weight, associated conditions such as diabetes or hypertension literally disappear. Procedures like the gastric band are too often associated with celebrity slimmers. Yet the impact on the patients’ health, quality of life and even life expectancy are massive.
This new research is exciting, as it indicates that bariatric surgery itself offers specific benefits to diabetes sufferers; as the condition improves before any weight is even lost, due to the increase in insulin production and insulin resistance.
Our bariatric surgeons are very familiar with the full implications of being overweight and obese and can provide expert clinical advice not only on weight loss, but also on the impact of weight loss surgery on any other medical conditions.”
Obesity surgery news : 21 March 2011