Woman taking blood sample for measuring sugar level with glucose meterRecently, 45 professional organizations endorsed a Joint Statement that encourages diabetes researchers and clinicians to recommend and consider using metabolic surgical procedures as treatment options for certain individuals living with diabetes. This is because these metabolic procedures, also referred to as weight-loss surgeries, have proven to improve the glucose levels of people who undergo such procedures. As of now, this includes persons suffering from mild obesity and those who do not respond to conventional forms of treatment.

Many medical professionals believe that because there have been such rapid developments in this medical field and because these types of procedures are producing such positive outcomes, it is important that this treatment is explored in order to help those suffering from diabetes.

The Report

The Second Diabetes Surgery Summit, a conference that took place in September 2015, erected new guidelines, which state that metabolic surgery has been added to the list of treatment options for diabetes. In the report, metabolic surgery was defined as a gastrointestinal operation that is designed to induce weight loss but includes the primary intent to provide treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Recent findings and results prove that majority of the people who undergo such procedures experience improvements in glycemia and great reductions in cardiovascular risk factors. For this reason, these types of surgeries can act as extremely effective treatments for people with type 2 diabetes and for diabetes prevention in general. Additionally, these types of procedures have also proven to improve glucose homeostasis more efficiently than behavioral or pharmaceutical approaches.

A Better Weigh Center Can Help You

If you are interested in undergoing a bariatric procedure due to weight issues or if you have type two diabetes and would like to discuss your treatment options, we encourage you to get in touch with A Better Weigh Center. We can examine your condition and determine which forms of treatment can help you pursue a happier, healthier, and more active future.