Surgery On Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard Treatment


USA TODAYSurgery on Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard TreatmentNew York TimesFor some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. Two studies have found that weight loss operations worked much better than the standard treatments to control Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people.Boost for Surgery In Treating DiabetesWall Street JournalNew study: Weight-loss surgery may cure diabetesCBS NewsStudies: Weight-loss surgery can put diabetes into remissionUSA TODAYReuters -ABC News -Washington Postall 161 news articles »

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    10/2/2015 - 3:40 am | View Link
  • Weight-loss surgery ‘provides remission from Type 2 diabetes’
    o rewire the digestive tract, the teams from London and Rome compared standard drug therapy with surgery and concluded ... s College and Rome’s Catholic University worked with 60 from diabetics and established that none of those with the Type-2 diabetes ...
    09/21/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • "Unsuccessful" Bariatric Surgery May Still Lead to Diabetes Resolution
    The patients were all type 2 diabetics as defined by ADA with bariatric surgery ... Mean fasting blood glucose decreased from 159 mg/dL to 128 mg/dL and the standard deviation decreased from 67 mg/dL to 35 mg/dL (showing tighter control as well).
    09/9/2015 - 7:07 am | View Link
  • Surgery a better option for obese diabetics
    Metabolic or bariatric surgery may be more effective than standard medical treatments for the long-term control of type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The researchers followed a group of diabetic patients from Italy aged 30-60 with a body-mass index (BMI ...
    09/3/2015 - 10:09 pm | View Link
  • Weight loss surgery bests lifestyle changes in diabetics
    While the new results are a from a randomized study, which is considered the gold standard of medical research, Courcoulas said they will need to follow more patients at several medical centers over a longer period of time to draw definite conclusions.
    07/3/2015 - 7:50 pm | View Link
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