Coping with life’s everyday challenges can be very difficult if you are overweight. Those difficulties are further compounded if you also have type 2 diabetes. As someone who is diabetic, you know how the disease can threaten your circulation and mobility.
At the Westchester office of the New York Bariatric Group, we are frequently asked if weight loss surgery could be a viable solution in managing diabetes. We are glad to report that in most cases, the answer is yes.
Diabetes is closely linked to obesity and is known to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. It is also evident that losing excess weight can prevent its onslaught, stop its progress or even make its effects disappear altogether. Reports have shown that over 75% of obese people with type 2 diabetes who have had bariatric surgery saw it improve to the point where they no longer relied on medications like insulin.
Each of the procedures offered by the New York Bariatric Group can be effective in controlling your diabetes. All of them are performed laparoscopically and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. With the help of your doctor, you will be able to determine the most appropriate option for your particular case during your consultations.