The latest report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that over 29 million Americans have diabetes and about 1 in 4 doesn’t know about it.

Diabetes is an endocrine disease, which means that it occurs as a result of problem in the gut hormones. It is believed that gut hormones play a role in managing insulin and regulating the blood sugar level.

How Bariatric Surgery Can Benefit Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight, even if it’s just 5 or 7% of your weight, is associated with lower blood sugar, less insulin resistance, low blood pressure, low blood cholesterol, and reduction in the overall risk for diabetes-related complications. Weight loss surgeries have proven to help those with diabetes as they change the way the body regulates the gut hormones.

Although weight loss itself can generally help in managing diabetes, traditional weight loss methods do not work for everybody.  In fact, studies have shown that within a five-year mark, those who have struggled with obesity and have gone the traditional weight loss route find themselves in the same position as they were on day one.

Bariatric surgery is recommended for those who can’t lose weight through the traditional means. If you have type 2 diabetes and struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery may be the solution that you’re looking for.

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville patients have seen significant improvement in their condition after undergoing bariatric surgery. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, contact us online to register for a free weight loss seminar or call (865) 984-3413 today.