Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Drugs for Diabetes, The New England Journal of Medicine Reveals
Published: Mar 27, 2012
For some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. Two studies have found that weight-loss operations worked much better than the standard treatments to control Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people. Those who had surgery to staple the stomach and reroute the small intestine were much more likely to have their diabetes go into complete remission, or to need less medicine, than people given the typical regimen of drugs, diet and exercise, the studies found. The surgery also helped many to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol.