OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
“Did You Know that Surgery is One of the Most Effective Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes?”
Obesity is the primary cause for Type 2 Diabetes which is now one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia. Over 50% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes are unable to adequately maintain their blood sugar within the normal range with medications alone. This leads to slow and irreversible organ damage and several complications including:
- Kidney Failure
- Nerve Damage
- Reduced Life Expectancy
HOW DOES SURGERY WORK?
Bariatric (Weight-loss) Surgery has been shown to improve Type 2 Diabetes in nearly 90% of patients by:
- Lowering blood sugar,
- Reducing the dosage and type of medication required
- Improving diabetes-related health problems.
As many 3 out of 4 patients are able to return to normal glucose levels eliminating the need for any diabetes medication. This effectiveness in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes has been recognised by the world’s leading Diabetes organisations including the Australian Diabetes Society, all of whom recommend Bariatric Surgery for patients with Type 2 Diabetes with a BMI over 35 (and in some cases BMI over 30).