For all those who get worried of their obesity problems, there is a good news for you. Losing weight through surgery can now put your diabetes into remission, you no longer need to take the medication to control the disease. You may wonder but its a proven fact that surgery usually leads to greater weight loss than diet and exercise programs.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
In medical terms, the surgery which treats obesity is bariatric. It enables the body to become more efficient in processing blood sugar thereby reducing the dependence on insulin. It therefore reduces the obesity related diseases such as heart disease, asthma, arthritis and depression.
According to the study, the anatomy of stomach and intestine gets changed by surgery and it effect the absorption of nutrients and the production of hormones that regulate insulin. As a result, there is a rapid improvement in the glucose control though not affecting the weight.
Usually, if you are obese or overweight there are much chances of having diabetes. Thus, controlling diabetes through weight loss has become one of the easier option. You know the higher the obesity leads to more insulin resistance due to which cells can't take glucose effectively and results in elevated glucose level. It can lead to blindness, kidney disease, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
However, the weight loss surgery results in -
More weight loss: It leads to losing of the visceral fat around the internal organs which contributes to sugar processing problems.
Lowering of blood sugar: Surgery is the cost effective way of lowering blood sugar.
Less Medication: Blood sugar medication is no longer needed post surgery.
Better Cholesterol and blood pressure levels: In addition to this, post surgery it is very important to lead a healthy lifestyle followed by physical exercise. Also you need to consult your doctor about the potential risk of bariatric surgery including macro & micro nutrient deficiency, low blood glucose level, bone loss etc. Thus, surgical weight loss improves the overall quality of life.