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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  • 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
  • Bariatric weight loss surgery linked with remission in diabetics
    1. Weight loss surgery was associated with a higher rate of sustained diabetes remission than standard care with lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy. 2. Weight loss surgery was also associated with lower rates of microvascular and macrovascular ...
    06/10/2014 - 10:02 am | View Link
  • Weight-loss surgery effective against diabetes, studies show
    two new clinical trials have shown that weight-loss surgery brings about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in obese diabetics than standard diabetes care. In both studies, even rigorously supervised regimens of diet, exercise and ...
    03/28/2012 - 9:15 pm | View Link
  • Bariatric Surgery Beats Standard Therapy in Obese Diabetics
    March 26, 2012 (Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH) (UPDATED March 27, 2012) — Bariatric surgery performed considerably better than traditional medical therapy in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, independent of weight loss, according to findings from two ...
    03/26/2012 - 4:46 am | View Link
  • Surgery on Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard Treatment
    The New England Journal of Medicine published two studies showing evidence that surgery may be more effective at treating Type II diabetes than typical regimens. The studies found: "Those who had surgery to staple the stomach and reroute the small ...
    03/25/2012 - 11:05 pm | View Link
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  • Department of Surgery
    Diabetes, defined as elevated blood sugar, is a disorder of metabolism, i.e., the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. If not controlled, diabetes ...
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    Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period ...
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