Bariatric Surgery: Safe Option for Obese Diabetics


Bariatric weight-reduction surgery, long considered a treatment option largely reserved for severe obesity cases, may also be a safe and effective option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Cleveland Clinic investigators’ findings were presented at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, and prevention and treatment of obesity, held in Los Angeles, California, November 2–7, and reported in an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) paper entitled “Bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients“ in the Nov. 5, 2015, edition of ScienceDaily.


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