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Weight Loss Surgery and Type II Diabetes

As you know, weight loss surgery dramatically improves your life by helping to eliminate or lessen the effects of multiple co-morbidities that frequently occur with obesity. Evidence reveals that over 90% of co-morbidities are improved or resolved with weight loss surgery.

As Type II Diabetes is often associated with obesity, you probably already know about its many potential life-transforming benefits. Just imagine the additional impact on your health and your life! The evidence in support of bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes continues to mount. Various studies have shown:

  • Diabetes completely disappears or treatment (medicines, insulin) is no longer needed. In studies measuring for “resolution or improvement,” the number rose to 86% of patients.
  • For some patients, diabetes disappears almost immediately, within days of surgery. Others saw blood sugar levels begin to fall soon after surgery, becoming completely normal within a year.
  • 92% reduction in deaths from diabetes-related causes.

Note that different types of bariatric procedures had different degrees of impact. Gastric Bypass Surgery resolved diabetes in 84% of patients, whereas Gastric Band procedures resolved it in 73%.

By eliminating or improving your diabetes through bariatric surgery, you may:

  • Reduce your risk of serious complications, including:
    • Blindness
    • Limb amputation
    • Kidney disease
    • Cardiovascular conditions (Heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure

  • Cut the costs (and the hassles) of diabetes medications:
    • Reduced or eliminated need for diabetes medicines
    • No more need for insulin injections

  • Live better:
    • Have more energy
    • Be healthier overall
    • Live longer

Bariatric surgery has shown dramatic impact not only on Type II Diabetes, but other life-threatening conditions:

  • High cholesterol - lowered in 70% of patients
  • High blood pressure - resolved (disappeared) in 62% of patients
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (breathing disturbances during sleep) - resolved in 86% of patients
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