According to the Wall Street Journal, diabetes can “quickly recede” when bariatric surgery “alters the intestinal tract and diverts food away” from hormones in the small intestine that help regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the largest weight loss surgery association in the world, has released facts about diabetes and bariatrics.

  • Approximately 90% of the cases of type 2 diabetes are tied to excess weight.
  • Most patients who have bariatric surgery, and have type 2 diabetes, show improvement in their diabetes.
  • In almost 90% of the cases, bariatric surgery results in lowered blood sugar and reduction of diabetes-related medication.
  • In more than 75% of cases, bariatric surgery leads to the elimination of the need for diabetes medication and a return of blood sugar to normal levels.

Weight Loss Surgery and Co-morbidities

Weight Loss Surgery and Co-morbidities
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Diabetes Effects

Diabetes is a dangerous disease. It can lead to nerve damage, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, and amputation. Treating diabetes can delay or prevent these complications. If you have type 2 diabetes and are obese, call our office to learn more about the treatment options we offer. Early intervention has been shown to be more effective than later intervention, so speak with us as soon as possible. You can reach us at 800-633-THIN.

Having surgery was the best decision I have made and I am so happy! I owe a great deal of thanks to all the surgeons and staff at the New York Bariatric Group. They really helped me get the life I deserve. They are competent, patient, and spend time with each patient to address concerns. In addition, the office staff is highly professional, knowledgeable about insurance issues, and makes you feel comfortable. Further, they go out of their way to help you, whether it be choosing foods to address your needs, or making an appointment to accommodate your schedule. If I had one regret about the surgery, it is that I hadn't had it done earlier!”

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs