Thursday, January 31, 2008
Stomach Surgery May Cure Diabetes
A new study gives the strongest evidence yet that obesity surgery can cure diabetes. Patients who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs were five times more likely to see their diabetes disappear over the next two years than were patients who had standard diabetes care. Most of the surgery patients were able to stop taking diabetes drugs and achieve normal blood tests. One of the lead authors of the study said it was the best therapy for diabetes that we have today and it is very low risk.