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Surgical weight loss treats diabetics

 Surgical weight loss treats diabetics

A U.S. study found that most obese diabetics can get rid of the disease through weight-loss surgery, where the process of wrapping a part of the stomach "gastric staple" allows more than 80 percent of patients to successfully treat diabetes medications.

According to The Sawa Radio, the medical study, published in the journal "Surgical Archives", was based on a review of previous studies led by Rick Meijer at the Institute of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Vergie, Amsterdam, who said that his discovery went beyond what was possible with more traditional medicines to treat Disease.

"In typical practice, only a very small group of hard-working individuals can lose enough weight to be treated with type 2 diabetes," Meijer said, referring to the most common types of diabetes.

Meijer and his colleagues collected data from nine studies on diabetic patients who performed gastric staples or gastric tapes in which the stomach size was reduced by an adjustable tape.

Eight of the studies involved between 23 and 177 patients, with the latter involving 82,000 people, and each patient study followed for at least a year after undergoing gastric banding surgery, 83 percent of patients were able to stop taking diabetes drugs, some within days of the surgery.

Sixy-two percent of those who underwent gastric tape surgery were able to stop treatment.

"Surgery should be considered the first stage of treatment for obese diabetics," said John Gould, head of the Weight Loss Program at the University of Wisconsin. The effect of surgery on diabetes.

A study included in the report found that after 10 years of surgery, one third of people with low diabetes still had good control over blood sugar levels and the study followed patients nearly a month after surgery and found that 7 percent of them suffered from some problems, most notably a number of wound infections.  Simple, but severe bleeding, kidney failure and other serious complications occurred between more than two percent of them.

Other side effects include nausea and some sensitivities towards certain foods and also increasing the weight of some patients again over time.

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