Bariatric Surgery may be helpful in fighting Diabetes Type 2

Bariatric Surgery may be helpful in fighting Diabetes Type 2

According to a new report, Bariatric surgery that is a weight loss surgery in combination with moderate changes to lifestyle, is more helpful for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

The researchers found that Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery along with changes in lifestyle helped a third of the patients in a recent study and sent their type 2 diabetes into a complete or partial remission.

The group of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center had enrolled 61 patients with type 2 diabetes years earlier to take part in the study. The participants were was divided into three particular groups. One of the groups received, Rouxen-Y gastric bypass surgery along with 2 years of participation in moderate changes to lifestyle including changes to exercise habits and diet.

The second group was given laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, a weight loss surgery and it was followed by moderate lifestyle changes including changes to diet during a 2 year period. The changes were same as that of the first group.

When the study concluded, specialists found that more than 40 percent from the first group had accomplished complete or halfway treatment of diabetes. They had enhanced glucose control and weight reduction as well as a decrease dependence on prescription for diabetes. In the second group, 29 percent had also achieved remission in their diabetes. Lead researcher was Dr. Courcoulas, seems to suggest that weight loss surgery is better in treating patients.

The results of a recent study were published in JAMA Surgery.


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