The Diabetes Myth

Myth: Weight loss is less effective in managing diabetes than diabetic treatments.

Truth: This is false.

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, bariatric surgery, known as weight-loss surgery, has been effective in controlling glycemic levels, reducing cardiovascular risk, and improving a patient’s quality of life.

Specifically, five years post-surgery, individuals in the surgery group illustrated improvements in quality of life, reduction in weight, triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels, and insulin dependency.

To read more about this study, click here.  

References

  1. Shauer PR, Bhatt DL, Kirwin JP, et al. Bariatric surgery versus intensive medical therapy for diabetes – 5-year outcomes. The New England Journal of Medicine. February 16, 2017. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1600869

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