Gastric Bypass Surgery Found to Help Adults With Diabetes
Dr Judith Korner has discovered that obese people with type 2 diabetes have a more difficult time managing their diabetes. Gastric bypass surgery has proven to help many diabetics lose weight and manage their diabetes better.
What happens with obese diabetics is their insulin sensitivity is already impaired. When this happens, the sugar starts to build up in the blood stream producing a rise in glucose levels.
Gastric bypass surgery helps diabetics to gain control over their diet by following an eight-week liquid only diet that leads to weight loss. The surgery makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the digestive tract so it “bypasses” the majority of the stomach and small intestines. In return, this helps the diabetic to lose a substantial amount of weight in a much smaller amount of time than traditional dieting does.
When a person with type 2 diabetes is at or close to their ideal weight range the insulin in the body starts to even out again just as it did before the diabetes developed. In some cases, diabetics are able to reduce the amount of oral medication or insulin injections.
If you are diabetic and obese, maybe gastric bypass surgery can improve the quality of your life.