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Diabetes relapse tied to A1C, weight loss after bariatric surgery

Portuguese researchers followed 110 patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity after bariatric surgery and found that A1C levels at baseline and excess weight loss in the first year independently predicted recurrence of diabetes over five years. The study in the International Journal of Obesity said 15.9% of the 63 patients who achieved complete remission later experienced diabetes recurrence.

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