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Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery Facts, Statistics [Infographic]

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Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery Facts, Statistics

One of the most researched and substantial benefits of bariatric surgery is the benefit to individuals who have type 2 diabetes or those who are pre-diabetic. More than three million Americans are diagnosed per year and is increasing with the rise of obesity.

Type 2 Diabetes – A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
 Those considering bariatric surgery, who also have Type 2 Diabetes, should consider the benefits of weight-loss surgery. “Although small trials have shown benefits to blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes and high BMI, there isn’t enough evidence for people with BMIs lower than 35,” from the American Diabetes Association. This suggests the impacts of bariatric surgery might have more impacts with those with at least a 35 body mass index.
  • Up to 90% of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), the most common form, is attributable to excess body fat.
  • The prevalence of diabetes is 8.9 percent for the U.S. population but more than 25 percent among individuals with morbid obesity.
  • Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths.
  • Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds.
  • The prevalence of diabetes is 8.9 percent for the U.S. population but more than 25 percent among individuals with morbid obesity.
  • Life expectancy is reduced 12 to 14 years with T2DM.

Study of 135 thousand bariatric patients, with type 2 diabetes, found that:

78% Have Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Reducing blood sugar levels to normal levels
  • Eliminating the need for diabetes medications

90% Have Improvements in Type 2 Diabetes

  • Lower Blood Sugar
  • Reduce the Dosage and Type of Medication
  • Improve Diabetes-related Health Problems

Which Bariatric Procedures Provide the Best Remission Chances for T2DM?

Duodenal Switch

  • 85% of Patients Experience Remission

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass:

  • 80% of Patients Experience Remission
  • 95% of Patients Have Improvements

Gastric Sleeve Surgery:

With Gastric Sleeve, less severe type 2 diabetes is before the surgery, the higher the likelihood patients will be disease free afterward up to 81%. Learn more about the benefits of gastric sleeve procedure here.

  • 60% of Patients Experience Remission

Adjustable Gastric Banding:

  • 45-60% of Patients Experience Remission

The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) says bariatric surgery to be considered early in the treatment of T2DM.

American Diabetes Association, endorsed by 45 professional societies, says bariatric surgery should be a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates.

Those considering bariatric surgery, who also have Type 2 Diabetes, should consider the benefits of weight-loss surgery. Contact our helpful staff to learn more about how to undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico.

References:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-doctors-for-diabetics-now-recommend-surgery-instead-of-drugs/
https://asmbs.org/patients/surgery-for-diabetes
http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/bariatric-surgery.html

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