Type 2 diabetes is a common but serious lifelong health condition that limits your body from utilizing insulin properly.
Diabetes is a situation where blood sugar level rises. Blood sugar is the primary source of energy for the body's cells. A hormone called insulin is needed to transfer that energy into the cells. When the body fails to produce sufficient insulin, blood sugar fails to enter the cells and remains in the blood. This increase in blood sugar leads to the condition known as diabetes.
Moreover, type 2 diabetes increases the risk of other health issues such as:
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery develop less insulin resistance. As a result, the risk for the following associated diseases also decreases:
Source: Weight and type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis.
In the following situations, doctors can treat type 2 diabetes via bariatric surgery: