June 26th, 2012

Some of Those Whose Diabetes Is Cured by Surgery Have Recurrence

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Bariatric surgery is one of the most successful treatments known for Type 2 diabetes, curing as many as 95% of those with the disorder, which is usually caused by obesity. A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, however, suggests that more than a fifth of those who are cured suffer a recurrence of their diabetes within five years, even without a weight gain.

Additional coverage: The Inquisitr

 

LA Times by Thomas Maugh

Tags: bariatric surgery, diabetes, Endocrinology / Diabetes, LA Times, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Obesity, Research, Wellness

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