Can Gastric Bypass Surgery cure Diabetes ?
Gastric Bypass Surgery is one of the Bariatric surgeries that helps severely obese people lose extra weight and enhance their health. Gastric band and Gastric bypass surgery are the two different types of bariatric surgeries that can help to reduce diabetes. Gastric bypass surgery is surgical, where the stomach size is reduced, which in return alters the functions of hormones and reduces the quantity of nutrients absorbed from the regular diet. Recent studies say bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass surgery, has one of the greatest advantages: it can actually reduce or eliminate type 2 diabetes.
Obesity and diabetes
A patient with diabetes has high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. Your cells get their energy from sugar in the bloodstream. The glucose is carried out to your cells by a hormone called insulin, which is generated by the pancreas.
If your body faces difficulties in making insulin or is unable to make sufficient insulin, glucose is not able to go to your cells and accumulates in your bloodstream. If it lasts a long time, this situation can cause certain health problems. Diabetes can result in serious complications as it can damage other body parts like your eyes, kidneys, and nerves.
The risk of developing diabetes is increased by obesity. A severely obese person has a 10 times greater risk of affecting from diabetes. Foods that are rich in fats and carbohydrates increase levels of fatty acids in the blood, which leads to the accumulation of fat in the liver and muscles. Insulin resistance and inflammation are increased over time, and the pancreas might also prevent making sufficient insulin.
Can gastric bypass surgery really eliminate type 2 diabetes?
Many studies provided evidential reports saying that gastric surgery can alleviate type 2 diabetes symptoms. Diabetes remission depends on achieving and maintaining weight loss following surgery. Experts say that type 2 diabetes can be treated with weight-loss surgery since it controls blood sugar levels. In addition, bariatric surgery helps in the production and usage of insulin more effectively.
Patients with type 2 diabetes can benefit from bariatric surgery because it changes how their digestive system works.
- After the procedure, you will feel full faster, which makes you to eat less food.
- It changes the functions of hormones in your gut, which in turn, improves the production of insulin.
- It can improve the production of bile acids in your body, which makes your body more responsive to insulin.
- It improves your body’s ability to use insulin, resulting in a decreased blood sugar level.
National Bariatric Surgical Registry (NBSR) conducted a study on diabetic obese people who had undergone bariatric surgery, and the study revealed that ¾ of patients who have type 2 diabetes no need to take insulin or medicine to manage blood sugar levels after 12 months of the surgery.
Who is eligible for weight-loss surgery?
- Having over body weight.
- Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 40.
- Having a BMI of 35 – 40 is associated with some severe health defects which might improve after surgery, like high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Patients who cannot maintain a healthy body weight even when they are medically to lose weight through dieting.
- Bariatric surgery is sometimes an option for patients with inadequately controlled diabetes, even if their BMI is lower than 35.
Now we can understand how obesity and diabetes are correlated. If obesity leads to the development of diabetes, then reducing that extra weight is one way to combat diabetes. Doesn’t seem so hard, does it? When you lose weight, you are more likely to be free of type 2 diabetes.
If you are obese and have diabetes, then consult Dr. V Pareek, one of the Best Bariatric Surgeon in Hyderabad. He is a bariatric surgery expert and nearly has 2 decades of experience in performing a wide variety of bariatric procedures. With his skill and experience, he has helped hundreds of patients with type 2 diabetes. Contact the doctor at +91 91-777-77715 and get the correct advice on losing weight.