"Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes"

International Diabetes Federation Endorses Surgical Treatment of Diabetes!!!

“It is an effective, safe and cost-effective therapy for obese Type 2 diabetes. Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes”

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Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
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doi:10.1016/j.soard.2011.05.013 | How to Cite or Link Using DOI

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Bariatric surgery: an IDF statement for obese Type 2 diabetes

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J.B. Dixon1, P. Zimmet1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, K.G. Alberti2, F. Rubino3 and International Diabetes Federation Taskforce on Epidemiology and Prevention

1 Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2 Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

3Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

Available online 1 June 2011.

Abstract

The International Diabetes Federation Taskforce on Epidemiology and Prevention of Diabetes convened a consensus working group of diabetologists, endocrinologists, surgeons and public health experts to review the appropriate role of surgery and other gastrointestinal interventions in the treatment and prevention of Type 2 diabetes. The specific goals were: to develop practical recommendations for clinicians on patient selection; to identify barriers to surgical access and suggest interventions for health policy changes that ensure equitable access to surgery when indicated; and to identify priorities for research. Bariatric surgery can significantly improve glycaemic control in severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. It is an effective, safe and cost-effective therapy for obese Type 2 diabetes. Surgery can be considered an appropriate treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity not achieving recommended treatment targets with medical therapies, especially in the presence of other major co-morbidities. The procedures must be performed within accepted guidelines and require appropriate multidisciplinary assessment for the procedure, comprehensive patient education and ongoing care, as well as safe and standardized surgical procedures. National guidelines for bariatric surgery need to be developed for people with Type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or more.


Corresponding Author Contact InformationCorrespondence: P. Zimmet, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Level 4, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.

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2 thoughts on “"Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes"

  1. I am a 76 year old diabetic female using Lantus. I had a gastroplasty in 1972. I attempted to get the Lap Band but was told I have too much scar tissue. How do I find out if I have too much scare tissue for your Mini Bypass.

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