Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
in Las Vegas – Type 2 Diabetes
What is it?
Type 2 diabetes is a long-term metabolic disorder where the body produces insulin, but resists it. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Because of excess weight, obese individuals develop a resistance to insulin, which controls blood sugar. While type 2 diabetes may occur regardless of someone’s age, gender, or body mass, the disease tends to be more severe in the obese.
How is it affected by bariatric surgery?
Patients who had weight loss surgery had lower insulin resistance. Their risk for metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and a high amount of fats in the blood also decreased. In fact, a landmark study found that resolution of diabetes often occurred within days following gastric bypass surgery, even before marked weight loss was achieved.
What success have patients found through bariatric surgery?
A recent meta-analysis showed 76.8 percent of bariatric surgery patients found complete resolution of type 2 diabetes, and 86 percent found improvement or resolution. Many bariatric surgery patients with type 2 diabetes have demonstrated little or no need for continuing medication.