Diabetes Patients: Bariatric Surgery is Better than Diet.
If you have been trying to improve your diabetes with munching on broccoli and lettuce, perhaps a new study will get you talking to a bariatric doctor
sooner than later. According to new research, your metabolism improves drastically with bariatric surgery versus using the traditional weight loss methods.
A report done by Science Translation Medicine says your sugar levels will improve more after getting gastric bypass versus using diet to control diabetes. The report includes information from researchers at Duke University Medical Center, St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Columbia University.
In studying diabetics, these specialists confirm 80% of their patients improved their sugar levels with gastric bypass much faster than with dieting. Although significant weight loss is part of the success, these specialists noticed gastric bypass (see gastric bypass before and after pictures
)improved the sugar levels even before the weight loss had occurred.
The study compared overweight people with Type 2 diabetes who just underwent gastric bypass versus those who were of equal weight and dieting. The patients who had just underwent gastric bypass had a radical difference in their sugar levels than those who were eating differently. The results were published April 27, in the Science Translational Medicine.
In addition, Duke researchers took blood samples from patients and discovered the patients who had gastric bypass also had less resistance to insulin and had a faster metabolism. But, even with all of the research, specialists say they still can’t pinpoint the exact reason why sugar levels drop, only that they did.