Weight Loss Surgery & Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes is a serious health concern that affects nearly 30 million Americans. It is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.

Nicholson Clinic wants you to be educated on diabetes, it’s relation to obesity, and how weight loss surgery may be able to help reduce your risk.

The American Diabetes Association now says that Bariatric Surgery should be offered as a treatment for difficult to manage type 2 diabetes. Not just in people who are severely overweight but in those who are moderately so.
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Here’s what you need to know:

  • Diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans.
  • It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Type 2 diabetes is weight-related and develops when the body becomes insulin resistant.
  • Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity.

Diabetes should not be taken lightly. It can lead to a number of dangerous health complications and conditions including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Skin disorders
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Amputations
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes can be controlled with diet and weight management, but new research has found that weight loss surgery may help diabetics achieve complete or partial remission of diabetes symptoms over time. In some cases, diabetic patients who undergo weight loss surgery are able to reduce or eliminate their dependence on diabetes medications to control blood sugar after surgery.

Weight loss surgery has served to help some diabetic patients reverse the impacts the disease has on their lives. Maintaining weight is vital for diabetics who wish to gain an upper hand on the disease and its potential side effects. Surgical intervention can make a big difference for those deemed obese or morbidly obese.

  • Over 80% of Sleeve Patients have been cured of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn More
  • 95% of Gastric Bypass patients have been cured of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn More

If you’re dealing with diabetes or any other weight-related condition, contact Nicholson Clinic today to discuss your candidacy for bariatric surgery.

Click here to watch a WEBMD Video about Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

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