Study Shows Gastric Surgery May Be Best for Obese Diabetes Patients
Obesity is a major concern for Americans More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Type 2 diabetes is also a massive problem in the U.S.
A new study reveals the best option for diabetic patients who are obese, is bariatric surgery. Since diabetes is a life condition, this will make it easier to adjust to new lifestyle changes.
“There is a predictable rate of mortality and documented morbidity with these surgeries, and all have preoperative and postoperative complications,” says spokesman for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and chair of the Obesity Scientific Committee.
Experts state that the study revealed important evidence that when surgeries like RYGB and LAGB were followed up after 3 years it showed that these were superior to lifestyle intervention alone for the remission of Type 2 diabetes in obese patients, including those whose BMI was between 30 and 35.
As well as these facts are documented further research is required in terms of prognostic factors for improving the metabolism of diabetic patients.
It is also not clear how weight loss surgery strategies like gastric band surgery might impact the body’s natural processing of insulin.
Timothy Gravery, MD of the University of Alabama Diabetes Research Center states that although this study shows that bariatric surgery is a proven treatment option but it should be considered for whom its indicated. He added that it is not ready for mass application.
Only severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes should be considered for bariatric surgery and start a mass treatment, which is similar to coronary artery bypass graft stated Michel Gagner, MD, who works with both the Florida International University as well as the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Quebec.