Bariatric surgery, which is currently only reimbursed for severe obesity, can also benefit milder cases of people with diabetes, according to the High Authority for Health (HAS). Type 2 diabetics, whose BMI ranges between 30 and 35, are affected by this new advice.
Bariatric surgery, which is compensated only in the case of severe obesity, can also benefit milder cases, according to the decisions of the Supreme Authority of Health. More than 40% of people with type 2 diabetes are also obese. Bariatric surgery It helps to lose weight, for example by removing part of the stomach or by gastric banding. This process may be suitable for some diabetics.
Type 2 diabetics, whose BMI ranges between 30 and 35, are affected by this new advice. This corresponds to a person 1 m 64 for 84 kg. Studies show that the chances of curing or stabilizing diabetes are two to three times higher after gastric bypass surgery or gastric banding.
” Anatomy modification alters physiological things, particularly the neurological and hormonal relationships between the gut and the rest of an individual’s organs. Changing the anatomy of the intestine leads to a very surprising improvement in glycemic control in patients with diabetes. Many patients can reduce or even stop antidiabetic treatments within ten days of the procedure.This was stated by François Patou, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University Hospital of Lille, with Microphone Europe 1.
Nine years increase in life expectancy
According to one study, surgery can increase the life expectancy of diabetics by nine years. However, such an operation can have serious consequences. It imposes an indispensable follow-up and cleanliness of life. As a result, the SHA recommends this only as a last resort.
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