Latest researches have shown that weight loss surgery or geriatric surgery treats diabetes type 2. But experts say there is no alternative to physical exercise
There are three main ways to control diabetes. In the old days these points were medication, diet control and exercise, but now the series has reversed and it is now exercise, diet control and medication. When the problem starts this process gives good results, but as the problem increases the treatment gives less results. And in case of insulin dependent diabetes, normally no treatment gives result except insulin, as insulin controls the process of glycogenesis. This is process through which the extra sugar in the body changes from glucose to glycogen.
In some cases the treatment by insulin intake by oral route or by injection does not give the desired results, as in case of very obese patients.
Now the problem is about to go off and it is only God’s blessing that a treatment recently used to treat obesity, fortunately gave good results in diabetics also. This treatment is known as weight loss surgery. In geriatric surgery or weight loss surgery the size of stomach is reduced so that the capacity of stomach becomes less and the person loses his weight due to less intake of food.
Two new clinical trials have shown that weight-loss surgery brings about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in diabetics than standard diabetes care. In the two clinical trials, patient showed very good and quick improvement in control of blood sugar. While in both the studies all effort failed to bring the blood sugar under reasonable control. One of those patients is no longer needs to take diabetes medication and insulin after her weight loss surgery.
An expert who works at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne wrote “Now we know that treating diabetes can — and should — be a primary reason for doing this surgery.” But Dr. Lee M. Kaplan, this surgery should not be the first line of treatment. He further said “We ought to be using it more,”
But even after undergoing geriatric surgery, a person who has lost substantial amount of weight too needs to continue physical exercise especially jogging and running to keep his weight under control. Otherwise we know that our bodies are adept at developing to the same old body mass level that we used to have. In many cases even people who underwent geriatric surgery started putting on weight when they didn’t do physical exercise.