Surgical treatment of diabetes

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today the question of the use of surgical intervention is solely in the treatment of type II diabetes because it develops in adulthood and mostly in people with overweight (almost 90% of patients). During surgical operations, which are aimed at weight loss, clearly show a positive influence on diabetes.


To the doctor should apply in cases where:

1. Weight exceeds the norm by more than forty pounds - in the situation with surgery it is possible to reduce the weight, freeing the patient from having to follow a diet and take sugar pills. And eliminates the need for additional insulin. Weight reduction with the help of surgical treatment has a positive effect and other related diseases (the disease of joints and spine, hypertension, respiratory failure, etc.).

2. The patient cannot through diet and sugar-reducing drugs to compensate for carbohydrate metabolism, i.e. it is not able to change the lifestyle and restrict your diet, you will overeat at night, for exercise.

3. Diabetes combined with elevated cholesterol and increased blood levels of triglycerides. In this situation the risk of cardiovascular disease increases sharply. Surgical treatment significantly helps to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol.

surgical treatment of diabetes mellitusin the second week after surgery observed normalization contained in the blood glucose, the patient goes on a low calorie diet. In the small intestine due to the decrease in consumption of fats and decreases their absorption, but it also reduces the level of glucose. The pancreas stops the signals, forcing her to work with overload, and weight loss and reduces insulin resistance.

surgical treatment for reducing body weight has a positive effect on diabetes, but the most effective are biliopancreatic gastro-bypass surgery and bypass surgery. Gastro-bypass surgery leads to remission in 92% of patients with diabetes mellitus of the second type. When conducting biliopancreatic bypass patients get rid of the need to take glucose-lowering pills, thus they do not need to stick to a diet.

this kind of Operation is done under General anesthesia through an incision in the abdominal wall, but soon they will be performed by means of laparoscopy. The day after surgery, the patient is able to walk and will be discharged after five or six days.