Bariatric surgery being considered as cure for diabetes

08/22/2007 | Wall Street Journal, The

Some doctors are beginning to recommend bariatric surgery as a possible treatment for diabetes, as studies suggest that the procedure cures the most common form of the disease in more than 75% of patients. Advocates of the procedure claim the surgery could allow diabetics to live without medicines and insulin injections, but other diabetes experts say it "doesn't measure up well" as a primary treatment.

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