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Weight Loss Surgery Cures Type 2 Diabetes for Most of the Patient
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For instance, a recent study published in the Journal of the Ama discovered that 73 percent of these with diabetes who combined the gastric banding procedure with conventional therapy achieved remission and were able to discontinue their diabetes medication. Only 13 percent of those who received only conventional therapy went into remission. "We've seen better still numbers along with other procedures as well," remarks Dr. Mishra, "which strengthens the situation to lose weight surgery in general." A primary reason for the improvement in type 2 diabetes happens because intake of food is fixed after surgery, particularly refined carbohydrates, which are not well tolerated after certain types of bariatric surgery. This can help to stabilize blood sugar levels, which has an immediate effect on diabetes. Another reason is that patients lose a lot of weight after these procedures, which improves insulin resistance.

There may also be a connection between your diabetes cure and hormonal changes that result from bariatric surgery, particularly procedures that bypass part of the intestine. But more studies have not yet been done in el born area. In the own practice, Dr. Mishra has seen an even higher rate of success in curing diabetes with a newer procedure called duodenal switch surgery. "I have witnessed a 96 percent cure rate of type 2 diabetes during my duodenal switch patients, which has persisted through 10 years post-surgery,". He attributes this to the more lasting weight loss results the duodenal switch procedure has a tendency to produce. "Unfortunately, many patients regain weight with time with other bariatric surgery procedures. The duodenal switch procedure offers some unique advantages which appear to permit better long term weight maintenance,".

One of the advantages may be the larger stomach pouch - Four to five ounces as opposed to 1 ounce with gastric bypass. This enables for any more normal stomach function along with a natural eating pattern. The initial intestinal reconfiguration utilized in the duodenal switch procedure also reduces the absorption of calories for additional lasting weight reduction results. "It seems clear that significant, sustained weight loss and a healthy diet is key to reducing diabetes, and certain bariatric procedures offer additional benefits which boost the cure rate,â€
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