Type 2 Diabetes Treatment through Weight Loss


Obesity can alter the metabolism and hormonal balance, which may lead to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can contribute to serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery procedures are an effective way to address metabolic syndrome. Advanced gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy surgeries can help to improve metabolism and trigger a release of powerful intestinal hormones.

Once these hormones are removed, type 2 diabetes can effectively get eliminated. In fact, within days of a metabolic surgery, most type 2 diabetes patients will no longer require their medications. Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a leading bariatric surgeon providing surgical solutions to address type diabetes for patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.


Resolving Type 2 Diabetes

Advanced bariatric surgery and metabolic procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are now getting increasingly accepted as medically viable solutions for type 2 diabetes. At an elementary level, the procedure leads to rapid and substantial weight loss by creating a small stomach. This limits the urge for calorie intake and allows the patient to focus on healthier foods.

At a more complex level, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy will also change the way the body processes food. It will create hormonal changes to kick-start metabolism, allowing the body to burn calories more efficiently, and improving the impact of diet and exercise. The surgery will help to reduce hunger significantly by controlling the hunger hormones such as Ghrelin.

Specifically for type 2 diabetes patients, the metabolic changes introduced through these surgeries will enable a natural production of insulin in the body. Once the body is able to process glucose correctly, it will bring control over blood sugar levels, and effectively reverse the condition of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Beltre is a fantastic, proven, and concrete bariatric surgeon who receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas.


Freedom from Diabetes Medications

Just within a few days of the surgery, the hormonal changes will make a significant difference and cause the type 2 diabetes to disappear. Dr. Beltre, in fact, advises his patients to refrain from taking their diabetic medications until they have checked their blood sugar levels. The patient may no longer need these medications by the time they recover from the surgery and return home from the hospital.

Advanced laparoscopic techniques have made the surgical weight loss procedures safer and more effective. Patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve a healthier life and become free of the disease with this treatment.


Leading Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a board certified and fellowship trained surgeon providing advanced surgical procedures to target type 2 diabetes. Dr. Beltre is the first surgeon to perform sleeve gastrectomy in Central Florida. In fact, he is the only surgeon offering this cutting edge procedure in Seminole County.

Dr. Beltre is committed to educating patients about the unique role that such innovative surgical techniques can play in altering the body’s metabolism in healthier way, enabling rapid and significant weight loss, and addressing type 2 diabetes successfully.

Please note: If the weight is regained, the diabetes could come back.

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