Surgery can help stop type 2 diabetes.

@sirnose (2440)
United States
May 17, 2012 5:50pm CST
There has been two studies recently released to compare stomach surgery reducing operations to just taking medicines for type 2 diabetes. Both studies show that surgery was more effective to help patients achieve normal blood - sugar levels than meds alone. Even cholesterol and other heart factors were improved. In one of he studies most patients were able to stop taking their inslin within three days after the surgery. No treatment with medicines alone could do this. The studies suggest that weight - loss surgery is being proven to be an excellent treatment for type 2 diabetes. These studies were release by the New England Journal of Medicine and the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago.
2 responses
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
17 May 12
Nice discovery huh. Nice findings. I'm sure it will really help a lot of people. But what was the part of the stomach that was removed during the surgery that helped stopping Type 2 Diabetes?
• Pakistan
25 May 12
Hi they don't remove any part of the stomach! They just band it! The surgery is called gastric banding! So you end up eating less! The idea behind this is to wlose weight so that their insulin reserve can last a life time! Its when the body runs out of its natural reserve that exogenous insulin is given! Hopefully this should help you!
@roberten (3131)
• United States
17 May 12
Who could have guessed? It is a risky operation for anyone, I wonder what are the risks for those with type 2 diabetes? I suppose this is a good find.