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Bariatric Surgery Cuts Blood Sugar More Than Meds

Published on May 8, 2012

Most men and women suffering from obesity know how it feels to be judged by their physical appearance. The self-hating commentary coming from within many obese men and women is often repeated by the outside world.Almost every person today knows that obesity is a common problem for the American population. Unfortunately, knowing about a problem does not create an automatic solution. People who have not experienced the difficulties associated with obesity often do not understand just how daunting losing weight can be. Many obese patients experience mobility issues, embarrassment, and health problems that can make losing weight quite difficult. Even when an obese person is successful at losing weight, it is often only for a short period of time. Many obese people get stuck in an endless cycle of gaining and losing weight. Not only is this unhealthy for the body, but it often leads to a person ultimately weighing more than he or she did before losing weight. While many obese men and women feel hopeless, there is hope! Through the many treatments available at our Los Angeles weight loss surgery center, thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and achieved their weight loss goals.

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

The vast majority of Americans living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. Amputations and blindness, among other serious complications, can result from type 2 diabetes. Uncontrolled blood sugar contributes to weight gain in patients. Also, a side effect of certain medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes is weight gain. Weight loss is essential in controlling blood sugar levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, exercise may be nearly impossible for extremely obese patients. The main goal in the treatment of type 2 diabetes is controlling blood sugar levels and lowering HbAc1 levels. For patients with type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends HbAc1 levels of 7 percent or lower. Type 2 diabetes can be very difficult to control. Patients must monitor their blood sugar levels daily and often must take multiple medications each day. Los Angeles LAP-BAND surgery and other weight loss surgery techniques can help obese patients struggling to lose weight reach their weight loss goals and control their blood sugar levels.

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Blood Sugar More Than Meds!

A recent study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery were three times more likely to gain control over their diabetes after one year than patients who were treated with medication alone. In fact, immediately after bariatric surgery, blood sugar levels were normal for many of the patients in the study, even before any weight loss had occurred. Patients who had suffered from type 2 diabetes for many years took slightly longer to see improvement in blood sugar levels. The study shows that bariatric surgery is more effective than medication alone for patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Many of the bariatric surgery patients in the study were also able to slowly eliminate blood pressure and cholesterol medications. The many benefits of bariatric surgery are more evident than ever.

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