Increasing people’s body weights is one of humanity’s biggest global threats. Obesity leads to many deadly diseases like cancer, insomnia, depression, anxiety, loss of concentration, issues related to the functioning of body metabolism, etc. Another deadly disease faced by many people suffering from obesity is Type 2 Diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 Diabetes is a disease involving a rise in sugar levels due to less/ decreased action of insulin in the body. As a result of excess levels of sugar content in the body, the circulatory, nervous and immune systems get affected. The primary issue faced by people with Type 2 Diabetes is the lack in the secretion of insulin hormone or resistance of its action. As a result of the insulin-glucose imbalance in the body, the body’s metabolism gets affected. However, hardly people know that this disease can be hazardous if ignored.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Let’s discuss some of the symptoms faced by people with Type 2 Diabetes. Some of the most popular and common Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms are:

  • An increase in the thirst level of the body is one of the most common symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Many people across the globe who have Type 2 Diabetes have reported blurred visions during the initial or pre-diabetic stages.
  • Frequent urination is also a widespread symptom faced by people with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • A rise in hunger levels is also visible in the pre-diabetic or initial stages of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Low energy levels and constant tiredness are signs of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • The healing capability of wounds and infections will decrease for a Type 2 Diabetic patient.

Some of the standard and renowned techniques for maintenance or resolution of Type 2 Diabetes is to opt for Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a technique that involves some modulation in the digestive systems of people suffering from excessive weight or obesity. The minute modulation induces a number of changes in your GI system and also reduces insulin resistance. Bariatric surgery is prevalent amongst people suffering from obesity. Different types of Bariatric Surgeries are performed based on the body structure and metabolism of the patients.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Some of the popular types of Bariatric Surgeries that are performed by bariatric surgeons and doctors across the globe include –

Gastric Bypass 

Regardless to say it is among the most popular forms of Bariatric surgery. Commonly some call it Roux-en-Y. In gastric Bypass, Doctors trim a part of the stomach and intestine. As a result, the body consumes less food, certain beneficial hormonal and metabolic changes occur which improves your overall health.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

It is a popular segment in Bariatric surgery. In the case of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, doctors trim almost 80% of the stomach wall. The motive of the surgery is to reduce the intake capacity of the person. As a result, the surgery effectively lowers meal consumption and body weight and also same time brings about beneficial changes in one’s metabolism.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal Switch

It is highly complex surgery with very limited indications in current scenario. In Biliopancreatic diversion, the surgeon removes a significant part of the stomach. The alteration of the food pathway from the gut to the intestine always happens. It is highly effective in reducing body weight and correction of metabolic activities, however the patients need to lead a very strict lifestyle post surgery

These are some of the popular types of Bariatric Surgeries performed throughout the globe.

How is Bariatric Surgery Effective for Patients who have Type 2 Diabetes?

Bariatric surgery bring about the beneficial changes in ones metabolism that reduces insulin resistance, produces increase in body’s insulin production along with restriction in one’s food intake.

All these changes helps to keep your blood sugar levels in check and also bring about certain improvements in the already damaged system due to the effects of diabetes.

About the Author

How Weight Loss Surgery Helps Type 2 Diabetes?
Dr. Manish Khaitan is the Best Bariatric Surgeon in India, with 20+ years of experience in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and 30+ years of experience in other Gastro and Minimal Invasive Surgeries. He has successfully performed 8000+ Bariatric Surgeries. He is one of the best motivational speakers for obese individuals confused about undergoing Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery in Ahmedabad. He has more than 20 national and international publications and presentations in bariatric and metabolic surgery to his credit.
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