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Bariatric surgery as diabetes cure

A procedure that is designed to help patients, usually obese, to lose weight could help people with diabetes to cure their condition. For people with type 2 diabetes, according to Christopher Still (director of the Geisinger Center for Nutrition and Weight Management), the procedure could be particularly effective.
Dr Still reportedly commented: ” Diabetic patients who undergo bariatric surgery are often cured of diabetes following the procedure. This is an incredible development for patients, as diabetes is often a very challenging condition to manage. Many non-surgical treatments for diabetes can be ineffective, expensive and can be difficult for patients to maintain.
Still reportedly continued: “Bariatric surgery can completely resolve diabetes in one procedure, and sometimes it may be cheaper for a patient to undergo surgery instead of having to purchase medications continually over a number of years.”

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