Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Viable Option

  title={Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Viable Option},
  author={Randall A Colucci},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  pages={24 - 33}
  • Randall A Colucci
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Postgraduate Medicine
  • Abstract The prevalence of obesity is increasing and is co-epidemic with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Treatment of obesity has been less than adequate, particularly when managing morbidly obese patients. Research on T2DM has shown a number of new pharmacologic therapies along with the rapid employment of bariatric surgery. Improvement of T2DM, including its remission, after bariatric surgery has been recognized for more than a decade. However, not all procedures are the same. Restrictive… CONTINUE READING
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