The main cause of the increase is clear: Americans’ expanding waistlines. “The diabetic epidemic has gone hand-in-hand with the increases in obesity,” said lead researcher Linda Geiss, a statistician in CDC’s division of diabetes translation. Type 2 diabetes is closely tied with obesity. According to the Mayo Clinic, being overweight is a primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes, with as much as 85 percent of people with the condition being overweight or obese. The good news is that for these people, controlling diabetes and managing the related health risks is directly related to losing weight. Bariatric surgery has been shown to improve type 2 diabetes for most obese people with diabetes. One potential benefit of bariatric surgery is that it can help some people with diabetes normalize their blood sugar levels without the need for diabetes medications. Many patients are able to discontinue their oral medicine within days or weeks of surgery.
At Advanced Weight Loss Surgery, we are proud to offer the most minimally invasive bariatric procedures including: Adjustable Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Revisional Surgery for Roux-N-Y and Gastric Band, Endoluminal Incisionless surgery (ROSE, POSE), Greater Curvature Gastric Plication, and in-office Band Adjustment with Fluoroscopy. You can learn more about our practice and whether weight loss surgery is a good choice for you by registering to attend one of our free informational seminars here, or by contacting our office at 301-251-4128.