Knowledge diabetes cure weight loss surgery

Published on March 27th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Diabetes, New Research Indicates

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Whoa, stop the presses- it seems that researchers are saying that weight loss surgery may actually cure- not alleviate- type 2 diabetes.

What we know about type 2 diabetes is that it is overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes, affecting 95% of all diabetic Americans. It is also known that lifestyle factors such as activity level and diet affect your chances of eventually becoming diabetic, along with genetic predisposition, race and socioeconomic considerations. Weight loss surgery also isn’t a new thing, albeit more popular in recent years as obesity has become an increasing problem.

Two studies released Monday examine the effects of weight loss surgery on “diabesity,” a term that is a bit cutesy for obesity-related diabetes. But the research indicates that within fifteen days of surgery, diabetic patients were no longer classified as diabetic. One such patient, 50 year old Jon Diat, spoke to the Washington Post about his experience treating diabetes with surgery versus pills. Diat explains:

“I was maxed out on the medications. It was very grim… [Before the surgery], they told me, ‘You’re going to see rapid results,’ but it was amazing. I literally lost 70 pounds in the first three months,” he said. “I was off insulin within less than 72 hours of surgery. I am in complete, total remission of diabetes. My blood sugars are normal.”

Researchers believe that the findings of the two studies could revolutionize the way diabetes is treated, and that offering a surgical option sooner rather than later could drastically impact diabetes rates.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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