How is Type 2 Diabetes affected by Bariatric Surgery?

woman measuring her waist in the mirror after weight loss

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder where insulin is produced in the body, but it fails to perform its function because the body resists it. The result of insulin resistance is a buildup of excess sugar in the patient’s blood. Researchers have provided enough evidence linking obesity and overweight conditions with type 2 diabetes.

If bariatric surgery is used to achieve significant weight loss, it can also help to improve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides advanced weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other neighborhoods and cities in this region of The Sunshine State.


Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

A type 2 diabetes patient who has undergone a weight loss surgery will have reduced insulin resistance. Their risk for other conditions such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, heart disease, and high amount of cholesterol in the blood will also reduce.

A recent meta-analysis research study revealed that three in four patients who received bariatric surgery experienced 100 percent cure of their type 2 diabetes, while 86 percent of the patients reported improvement in their diabetes control. Many patients with type 2 diabetes have show minimal or no requirement to continue diabetes medicines or insulin following their weight loss procedure.

Studies have repeatedly shown that total remission of type 2 diabetes can be possible in some cases where the patient has achieved a substantial amount of weight loss with bariatric surgery.


Advanced Surgeries for Better Results

Cutting edge laparoscopic metabolic surgeries such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy have emerged as highly safe and effective treatment options for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The procedures are designed to produce rapid and substantial weight loss by creating a smaller stomach.

The reduced stomach size helps limit the amount of food the patient wants to eat before they feel full. It cuts down their calorie intake and supports a shift towards healthier food choices. But weight loss is only one of the benefits. Metabolic surgeries, particularly gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, also alter the way in which your body processes food. This creates beneficial effects to address type 2 diabetes.


Additional Benefits

Increases Metabolism

Metabolic surgeries lead to hormonal changes that kick-start the metabolism, enabling the patient’s body to burn calories more efficiently. As a result, lifestyle changes such as healthier diet and exercise become more effective.


Curbs Appetite

Intestinal hormones such as Ghrelin have a vital role in appetite control. Metabolic surgeries can reduce hunger by preventing the production of these hormones. As a result, the patient can eat less and healthier without going on a starvation diet.


Improves Insulin Levels

The metabolic changes triggered by the surgery enable the body to start producing insulin naturally. This allows for correct processing of glucose, naturally maintaining the blood sugar levels, and effectively reversing type 2 diabetes.

Cordial, considerate, and committed bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and towns in North Florida for weight loss procedures.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

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