Skip to comments.Obesity surgery can stop diabetes better than drugs -- with risks
Posted on 06/07/2013 8:27:36 PM PDT by neverdem
Obesity surgery worked much better at reducing and even reversing diabetes than medication and lifestyle changes in one of the most rigorous studies of its kind. But the researchers and others warn that possible serious complications need to be considered.
The yearlong study indicates that the most common weight-loss surgery, gastric bypass, can effectively treat diabetes in patients with mild to moderate obesity about 50 to 70 pounds overweight, the researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Other studies have shown the operation can reverse diabetes in severely obese patients, although sometimes the disease comes back.
About a third of the 60 adults who got bypass surgery in the new study developed serious problems within a year of the operation, though some cases were not clearly linked with the surgery. That rate is similar to what's been seen in previous studies...
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But the money is in treating the symptoms not in curing the disease.
Here it comes. Surgery for obesity. Another entitlement. Only this one applies to about 100 million people. Go ahead and get fat. We got you covered.
I know in many cases diabetes is hereditary and not caused by obesity.
But for those cases in which diabetes is brought on by obesity, it’s amazing what people will put themselves through in lieu of just pushing their chairs away from the dinner table.
I know a surgical nurse. She said that the stomach bands do not work. People just eat to the point where the part of the stomach that is not banded expands to dangerous levels or that when the band is removed, patients go back to their old eating habits and put the weight back on.
Back in the 1930s some woman went into the hospital to have fat removed with surgery.
My mom said the operation was a success, but the patient died.
As long as harmful behavior has not consequences, you'll continue to get harmful behavior. If people had to pay for these surgeries out of their own pockets, they might think twice about getting to the point where they need them.
“If people had to pay for these surgeries out of their own pockets, they might think twice about getting to the point where they need them.”
Actually, if obese people had to pay for these surgeries they’d just get fatter and die fatter. And usually too young.
Diabetes is all about iron loading in the pancreas, liver, and fat cells. Get enough iron out and the symptoms are massively reduced. The gastric bypass strategies will eliminate the T2 diabetes symptoms very quickly but with higher health expenses in the long term. Going totally raw vegan will also eliminate enough iron to quickly reverse the T2 diabetes
I had a neighbor I got to know who was obese then got the bypass. Basically it reduces their stomach so they are no longer hungry. In her case she was grossly fat because she ate lots of crap sugar and fat and her husband was fat too.
So its starvation without hunger pangs. Afterward she lived on Ensure nutrient drink. And it leaves lots of hanging skin, looking aged.
I am sure that is not healthy but staying obese must be much worse especially if you get diabetes.
precisely....all those runners and hikers and bicylists who develop arthritic knees should have to pay for their knee replacements out of their own pocket...
and those who dare to get gallstones, they should pay for their own surgeries too...
and not to even mention those horrible creatures who develop cancer and then think society is going to pay for their surgery and chemo...well, they have another thing coming!......./sarcasm/
Yeah, gastric bypass worked for me too. For 10 years. Back on metformin.
people should just try low-carb dieting.