Obesity Surgery and Diabetes

Read on Yahoo! News:

CHICAGO – A new study gives the strongest evidence yet that obesity surgery can cure diabetes. Patients who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs were five times more likely to see their diabetes disappear over the next two years than were patients who had standard diabetes care, according to Australian researchers.

The way I see it, or at least what I have learnt, Diabetes has NO cure. We can manage to live a healthy life without the need of medication or insulin, but as far as I know, the disease will always be there. I don’t know if I’m being difficult, but when I read the word CURE, I’m afraid people are being misinformed. I suppose I have to give credit to the research teams and the doctors, though.

As for weight-loss surgery, it is something I have thought about myself, but have never looked at carefully. I think some people may not have another option, but it isn’t one for me.

Surgery risks should be weighed against diabetes drug side effects and the long-term risks of diabetes itself, they (researchers) said.

We will keep on hoping for a cure. 🙂

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