Recommended for obese type 2 diabetics.

Position:Bariatric Surgery - Brief article

Bariatric surgery should be considered earlier in the treatment of eligible patients to help stem the serious complications that can result from diabetes, according to an International Diabetes Federation position statement presented at the World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, New York.

The combination of obesity and type 2 diabetes is looming as the biggest epidemic and public health issue in human history Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases today, with close to 300,000,000 individuals affected worldwide and 450,000,000 people forecast to have it by 2030.

There is increasing evidence that the health of obese people with type 2 diabetes, including their glucose control and other obesity-related conditions, can benefit substantially from bariatric surgery under certain circumstances.

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