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What Weight Loss Surgery Can Do for Diabetics

Apr 20th 2015 at 10:39 AM

It’s a simple fact that diet and diabetes go hand in hand. When diabetics keep their food intake tightly controlled, they can also exercise much stronger controls over blood glucose levels. When this is successfully achieved, diabetics can often skirt many of the complications so common with this disease, including circulatory problems, heart disease, loss of sight and more.

But, what about weight loss surgery? Can this help with the process?

Researchers are finding out more and more that the answer to this question is a big yes. People who are obese, but haven’t yet been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, for example, can greatly reduce their risks of developing the disease by shedding the pounds. Obesity is, after all, one of the biggest risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have also shown that those who are obese and undergo weight loss surgery are dramatically less likely to develop the condition than those who do not have surgery.

For those who already have type 2 diabetes, weight loss surgery to assist with obesity can make a huge difference in control. As the weight is dropped, the ability to control sugar levels tends to go up. Add to this the fact that weight loss surgery makes it very difficult to consume a great deal in any single sitting and the benefits become clearer. It’s simply easier to maintain steady sugar levels when intake of food is limited.

Diabetics or those who are concerned that they will become diabetic can help themselves out greatly by controlling their weight. While weight loss surgery might not be indicated in every case, if it’s highly recommended by personal doctors, the benefits are well worth exploring. To find out more, be sure to consult with your physician.

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One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, nurses and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Revisions.


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