July 1, 2015

Three-Year Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery vs Lifestyle Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial

By: OR Manager

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Bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes resulted in more disease remission than lifestyle intervention alone, a study finds.

Those who had a surgical procedure followed by lifestyle interventions were significantly more likely to achieve and maintain glycemic control than those who received intensive and then maintenance lifestyle therapy alone, regardless of obesity class.

More than two-thirds of those in the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass group and nearly half of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding group did not require any medications for diabetes at 3 years after surgery.

These results add to the growing body of literature suggesting that bariatric surgery may be a viable treatment option for those with BMI of 30 to 40 for whom medical management is ineffective, the authors say. - See more at: https://manager.publishthis.com/curate?id=24064#step2

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