Bariatrics with Diabetes

Bariatrics with Diabetes

Does Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Doctors have found that bariatric surgery can cure type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood sugar (blood sugar) level is too high. Blood sugar is the main source of energy for cells. Glucose can enter cells through a hormone called insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas.

If your body does not make insulin or does not make enough insulin, glucose cannot get to your cells and therefore remains in the blood. This situation, if it persists for a long time, can lead to certain health problems. Complications of diabetes can be very serious. They can affect the eyes, kidneys and nerves.

Obesity is a major factor in the development of diabetes. Obese people are 10 times more likely to develop the disease. Foods rich in fat and carbohydrates increase fatty acids in the blood and the accumulation of lipids (fats) in the liver and muscles. This increases insulin resistance and inflammation. Over time, the pancreas stops producing enough insulin.

Bariatric surgery is also called bariatric surgery. There are several types. Most procedures can be performed in a minimally invasive, laparoscopic manner. Laparoscopic interventions involve only small incisions and very small instruments.

Who Can Benefit From Bariatric Surgery?

● It weighs more than 100 lbs. on your ideal body weight.

● You have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40.

● You have a BMI greater than 35 and suffer from serious adverse health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, linked to obesity.

● You cannot achieve a healthy weight on your own for a long period of time, even when you are on a medically supervised diet.

For bariatric surgery to treat diabetes:

● If you have a BMI of 35 or more with type 2 diabetes and / or other conditions related to excess weight and have not been able to achieve normal fasting blood glucose levels (less than 125 mg / dL or lower HbA1c at 7%), you are probably a candidate for diabetes surgery.

● In some cases of poorly controlled diabetes, people may be eligible for bariatric surgery even if they have a BMI of less than 35.


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