Type 2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas – and that losing less than one gram of fat through weight loss reverses the diabetes, researchers have shown.
Type 2 diabetes affects 80% of all diabetic patients in which, even though the body can produce insulin, it is not used effectively. This is known as insulin resistance. Generally such a condition is managed with diet, exercise and medication that may involve the use of insulin injections.
Bariatric surgery is a surgical intervention for obese patients who are unable to lose weight through medical, dietary, exercise and lifestyle interventions alone. Bariatric surgery modifies the gastro-intestinal anatomy such that a part of the stomach is blocked, either by a gastric balloon or by a band. This causes the person to feel full quickly and eat less and therefore promote weight loss.
The gastro-intestinal anatomy showing the stomach and pancreas…
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