Success is Sweet

More evidence is mounting to support the idea that bariatric weight loss surgery can help some patients overcome diabetes.

If you’ve been following the news about weight loss surgery, you know this is the real deal.

Bariatric Surgery Successful for Patients Below 35BMI

New research supports the idea that bariatric weight loss surgery is successful in treating overweight patients who do not meet the standard of obesity, defined as having a body weight index of 35 or more.

A small study shows that patients with a BMI of 30 – 35, some of whom had type 2 diabetes, benefited from weight loss surgery. For most, their diabetes went into remission.

WLSO and Gestational Diabetes

We already know that weight loss surgery can help patients overcome Type II Diabetes; now researchers are pointing to data that indicates the procedure may offer broader positive health effects for obese women who undergo weight loss surgery before becoming pregnant.

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds that obese women who undergo weight loss surgery and later become pregnant have a much lower rate of gestational diabetes. This same group of patients also accounted for a lower rate of c-section deliveries.

While weight loss surgery (like all surgical procedures) has its own inherent risks, evidence of the efficacy and safety of weight loss surgery continues to mount.

Study finds WLS helps some overcome diabetes

Research is continuing to confirm what many have long suspected: obese diabetics who undergo weight-loss surgery enjoy not only sustained weight loss, but often experience such improved health that they are able to manage blood sugar with out insulin and other drugs.

Medical understanding of the broad and powerful positive effects of weight loss surgery continue to grow.

Research, of course, is ongoing. We’ll keep you up to date right here.