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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Family Medicine

Advisor

Dr. Tom Colletti

Abstract

In Brief: The purpose of this article is to review the efficacy of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type II diabetes as well as examine how bariatric surgery compares to conventional diabetes therapy. Multiple articles composed from over 25,000 patients were used for this review. Bariatric intervention was shown to have higher diabetes remission rates. Of 6,131 patients studied, 63.5% had full remission rates of their T2DM with bariatric intervention compared to just 15.6% with conventional therapy. Of an additional 22,000 bariatric surgery patients, 86% saw improvement or resolution of their T2DM. Therefore, surgical intervention has been shown to be an effective option for type II diabetes management and leads to better glycemic control and higher remission rates versus conventional T2DM therapy.

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