Diabetes complication risk drops after bariatric surgery

10/9/2013 | Clinical Endocrinology News

Data on more than 600 type 2 diabetes patients showed the rate of complications of the eyes, kidneys, peripheral nerves or peripheral circulation requiring admission was 20% in those who underwent bariatric surgery and 45% in the non-surgery arm after 20 years. Patients who underwent surgery also had a 77% lower risk of incident diabetes during the 20-year follow-up period compared with the controls, researchers reported at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.

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