Diabetes Surgery: The Facts
OBESITY IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES FOR THE INCREASE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES IN AUSTRALIA.
MANY PATIENTS WHO ARE OBESE ALREADY HAVE PREDIABETES OR ABNORMAL INSULIN LEVELS AND ARE COMPLETELY UNAWARE.
1 MILLION AUSTRALIAN ADULTS HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES. THIS REPRESENTS 5% OF THE POPULATION.
BARIATRIC SURGERY IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO TREAT TYPE 2 DIABETES IN SELECTED PATIENTS.
Minimally Invasive Diabetes Surgery
Type 2 Diabetes leads to slow and permanent organ damage along with several complications including:
Reduced Life Expectancy
Weight loss Surgery options for diabetes have been shown to improve Type 2 Diabetes in nearly 90% of patients. These operations increase a variety of special hormones in the body that are involved in regulating your blood sugars and improving Type 2 Diabetes. After surgery as many 3 out of 4 patients are able to control their diabetes with little or no medication. This also reduces the risk of diabetes health related complications. The effectiveness of Obesity Surgery in treating diabetes has been recognised by the Australian Diabetes Society.