Weight Loss Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes
The number one factor in developing type 2 diabetes is carrying too much extra weight—over 90% of type 2 diabetics are overweight. The association is so close that returning to a healthy weight can significantly help the pancreas function better and reduce symptoms of the condition.
A 2015 study shows the positive effect weight loss can have on controlling blood sugar levels. Study participants who were able to lose weight and keep it off experienced a reduction or even complete reversal of symptoms. Additional studies are ongoing, but it is clear weight loss is key to helping with type 2 Diabetes symptoms.
How does losing weight help with type 2 diabetes?
Losing weight allows excess fat to drain out of the pancreas. This allows pancreatic functions to return to normal if the weight loss is sustained and maintained. Some patients may even be able to go off insulin or reduce other medications.
The combination of losing weight and decreasing symptoms of type 2 diabetes helps many experience a better quality of life with more energy and less risk of developing additional conditions.
If left unchecked, diabetes has serious side effects, including cardiovascular (heart) disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, and diabetic ulcers. Addressing the contributing factors as soon as possible can greatly improve the likelihood of combating symptoms—and we’d love to help. We know how challenging it can be, but we’ve got proven solutions and an incredible team to support you throughout the process. Read about our proven weight loss options here.