Category Archives: Gastric Bypass Surgery

New Scoring System May Predict Post-Surgery Diabetes Remission

A new score chart may help obese patients with type 2 diabetes determine beforehand if gastric bypass surgery will – or will not – be an effective way to send their diabetes into remission, better determining if such a drastic surgery is the right choice to make in treating the disease. The four-part method of … Continue reading New Scoring System May Predict Post-Surgery Diabetes Remission

Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass Not Always Permanent

Over the years, gastric bypass surgery has led to remission of type 2 diabetes in a substantial number of patients, with some studies showing the absence of any diabetes symptoms even five years after the procedure. However, a new study on how long remission lasts after gastric bypass surgery shows that 35.1 percent of patients … Continue reading Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass Not Always Permanent

Experts Target Hypoglycemia at ADA Conference

Hypoglycemia remains a complex issue for diabetes patients and their healthcare providers, according to the focus of a recent symposium. Experts from across the globe spoke as part of an American Diabetes Association program, bringing to light some of the key concerns for those managing hypoglycemia in diabetes patients. From inadequate use of continuous glucose … Continue reading Experts Target Hypoglycemia at ADA Conference

Altering Gut Bacteria Could Rival Bypass Surgery Effects

Obese patients hoping to slim down with bariatric surgery may soon be able to get the weight-loss effects of gastric bypass without going under the knife, according to a new study. While bariatric surgery helps people drop pounds by rerouting the digestive tract so the stomach holds less food, a new study by researchers at … Continue reading Altering Gut Bacteria Could Rival Bypass Surgery Effects