Weight loss surgery is more effective than medication for diabetics

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 8th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Weight loss surgery is found to work better than medication for diabetes yet so many doctors still frown upon this surgery.

Introduction

Why doctors are reluctant to provide surgery for people with diabetes; Montrealers want to know. I also has diabetes but the waiting lists are so long that some people can wait for bypass surgery for over seven years. This is just not acceptable for any Montrealer.

Weight loss surgery can eliminate diabetes

Montreal is plagued with diabetes, the fast foods and rich caloric food restaurants are practically on every street corner. We are known for our restaurants. Unfortunately these food choices contribute to diabetes as well as all know. Some Montrealers are able to change their diet while others have trouble.

A Chicago study shows that weight loss surgery can actually cure diabetes so why are so many doctors in the USA and Canada so reluctant to do the surgery?

The studies indicate that surgery is even more successful for diabetes than using medications. The results from the test subjects were so significant that some of the patients stopped taking insulin shots in a matter of days after having the weight loss surgery. Medication rarely helps diabetics loss weight whereas the weight loss surgery does.

Medication provides a short-term fix but weight loss surgery for diabetics provides a long-term fix which will in the long-run cut down on the overall medical expenses incurred.

Also cholesterol medicine and other medicines were reduced in the group with the weight loss surgery

Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is the most common form of weight loss surgery. A study on stomach band surgery for weight loss does not yield the same results.

The studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and other researchers not involved in the study are now coming forwarding saying this is a viable option for diabetics who cannot control their food intake.

A major cause of stroke and heart disease is diabetes. Montrealers now know that Canada went from an A for their health care system to a B because of the prevalence of diabetes in Montreal and the rest of Canada.

The results in the USA and Rome, Italy yield similar results, so why are these surgeries still performed as a last resort?

I had gastric bypass surgery in July 2015. It was the best decision I ever made.


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Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes, Diabetes Treatment, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Medication For Diabetics, Weight Loss Surgery

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
9th Oct 2015 (#)

I am glad that your surgery was so successful. I think you should put up a new profile picture. Bet you are even prettier. But if you don't feel comfortable then that's okay whatever makes you happy.

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