Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes elevated blood glucose levels. Type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes are the different forms, but type 2 diabetes is by far the most common. It is strongly correlated with excess body weight, with studies showing that nearly 80 percent of type 2 diabetics are overweight. Medication is the most common treatment that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have shown that weight loss surgery may be more effective at helping patients control this condition.

There was a study done by the Catholic University of Rome that involved three groups of diabetic patients. Two groups underwent gastric sleeve surgery while the other group was given a traditional medical treatment. The results of the study were that 75 percent of the patients in the first group were in remission after two years. The remission rate for the other group who had weight loss surgery was 95 percent. In comparison, none of the subjects who were given medication were in remission after two years, which.

There was a similar study done by the Cleveland Clinic. The results of the study were that 42 percent of the patients who had vertical sleeve gastrectomy were in remission after one year. On the other hand, only 12 percent of the patients who had traditional medical treatment were in remission one year after the study.

Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin, and excess body weight makes a person more susceptible to becoming insulin resistant. Researchers believe that the reason gastric sleeve surgery is so effective at controlling type 2 diabetes is because it helps promote safe and rapid weight loss, which ultimately makes it easier for the body’s cells to respond to insulin. Traditional medication helps lower blood sugar, but it does not help correct insulin resistance. Everyone who has type 2 diabetes should talk to their doctor about getting bariatric surgery. Not only is it an effective treatment for diabetes, but it is also a means to prevent people from getting it in the first place.