Type 2 Diabetes

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: 

  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Kidney failure

Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery develop less insulin resistance. As a result, the risk for the following associated diseases also decreases:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • High amounts of fat in the blood 


  • Bariatric surgery helps patients lose almost 25% of their overall body weight. 
  • 87% of patients attain controlled glucose levels. 
  • 78% of patients achieve optimum glucose levels without any interference of medications. 

Source: Weight and type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis.


Eligibility Criteria to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Bariatric Surgery

In the following situations, doctors can treat type 2 diabetes via bariatric surgery:

  • Someone cannot achieve normal blood sugar levels and has a body mass index of 35 or more 
  • In some cases, a person's body mass index may be less than 35, but they are still unable to control their diabetes adequately 

To find out if you are eligible for bariatric surgery, call Dr. Feiz & Associates for a consultation or contact us via our website. 

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