Diabetes remission rates higher in weight loss surgery patients, study finds

11/20/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data presented at the Obesity Week conference showed 60% of type 2 diabetes patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery were in remission at one year, compared with only 6% of patients receiving intensive medical/lifestyle intervention. Researchers also found the patients' total weight loss at one year was 25.8% in the surgery group and only 6.4% in the nonsurgery arm.

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