Why doctors recommend surgery for diabetes?

Metabolic Syndrome is the condition of central (abdomen and chest) obesity with associated diseases like abnormal blood glucose  (Diabetes or Pre-diabetes), Dyslipidemia (abnormal blood cholesterol) and Hypertension(high blood pressure). Metabolic Surgery deals with surgery for the management of Metabolic Syndrome.An extraordinary thing happens to some patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo weight-loss surgery: Within days of the procedure, they improve their insulin production and need fewer or no diabetes medications. Although it’s well established that losing weight, especially around the waistline, improves pancreas function and insulin sensitivity, it generally takes 6 months to a year after bariatric surgery before a patient sheds a substantial number of pounds.
Before surgery, talk to your doctor about maintaining a good blood sugar level during the operation. You may do better with surgery and get better faster if your blood sugar is controlled during surgery. You may be instructed to aim for a blood sugar between 80 and 150 mg/dL.During surgery, insulin is given by the anesthesiologist. You will meet with this doctor before surgery to discuss the plan to control your blood sugar during the operation.

Benefits of weightloss surgery

Weight loss surgery has been shown to be the most effective and durable treatment for obesity.Patients may lose as much as 60 percent of excess weight six months after surgery, and 77 percent of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery. And on average, five years after surgery, patients maintain more than 50 percent of their excess weight loss.In addition to its many health benefits, bariatric surgery can help to improve patient’s overall mood and psychological health.Obesity-related complications are generally related to weight therefore the surgically induced weight loss can be associated with improvement in these obesity-related complications.In fact, as little as three percent weight loss with lifestyle changes can be associated with a reduction in risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease,compared with bariatric surgery weight loss figures well over 30 percent.weight loss surgery helps to improve many obesity related health conditions,including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea