Bariatric surgery is usually valid for those suffering from morbid obesity alternative. Nevertheless, it is not the only occasion in which you think about this surgery. If you have moderate obesity and diabetes suffer from this type of treatment it may be useful, so if you want to know how this treatment affects diabetic patients, do not miss this article.
One of the conditions for a patient can undergo bariatric surgery it is to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40. But there are situations in which this index may be lower, and just be useful for the treatment of obesity especially when other risk factors such as diabetes.
How bariatric surgery in diabetic patients affected?
Bariatric surgery increases insulin sensitivity (secreted by the pancreas and is involved in glucose utilization by the cell hormone) and increases the effectiveness of beta cells (pancreatic cells responsible for secreting insulin).
For this reason this type of surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes and get the following benefits.
Benefits obtained by bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes
Remission of diabetes. Patients who underwent bariatric surgery, diabetes reduced by 54%. Even, there are data that show that certain surgical techniques can control diabetes in 98.9% of patients. With gastric bypass this figure rises to 83%, while the adjustable band, the percentage drops to 50%.
Decreases mortality rates due to complications of diabetes. This type of surgery reduces mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes. And 40% decreases in deaths from cardiovascular complications.
Reduces lipid profiles. Having more sensitivity to insulin, glucose is used by the cell for energy, and is not re used for the formation of fats that are concentrated in the blood and accumulate abdominal level.
Lowers blood pressure. Hypertension affects about 40 to 60% of diabetics and may increase the chances of developing other complications. According to some studies, who undergo this type of surgery, reduce your blood pressure, and therefore the complications that this may cause.
It is important to note that if you are type 2 diabetes should have 30-35 more moderate obesity or BMI, to undergo this type of surgery.