Yesterday, at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in New York, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released a Position Statement calling for bariatric surgery to be considered earlier in the treatment of eligible patients, to help stem the serious complications that can result from diabetes.
In addition to behavioural and medical approaches, various types of surgery on the gastrointestinal tract, originally developed to treat morbid obesity (“bariatric surgery”), constitute powerful options to ameliorate diabetes in severely obese patients, often normalising blood glucose levels, reducing or avoiding the need for medications and providing a potentially cost-effective approach to treating the disease.
Bariatric surgery is an appropriate treatment for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity not achieving recommended treatment targets with medical therapies, especially when there are other major co-morbidities.
Surgery should be an accepted option in people who have type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 or more. Surgery should be considered as an alternative treatment option in patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 when diabetes cannot be adequately controlled by optimal medical regimen, especially in the presence of other major cardiovascular disease risk factors. Strategies to prioritise access to surgery may be required to ensure that the procedures are available to those most likely to benefit.
Available evidence indicates that bariatric surgery for obese patients with type 2 diabetes is cost-effective. Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes must be performed within accepted international and national guidelines. The morbidity and mortality associated with bariatric surgery is generally low, and similar to that of well-accepted procedures such as elective gall bladder or gall stone surgery. Bariatric surgery in severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes has a range of health benefits, including a reduction in all-cause mortality. In order to optimise the future use of bariatric surgery as a therapeutic modality for type 2 diabetes further research is required. This statement comes in the light of the increasing recognition that surgical treatment for obesity leads to an often remarkable remission in diabetes (and some of its complications) as well as other weight-related health problems – this is certainly more than can be expected of any current medical treatments for type 2 diabetes.
I certainly wonder how many of my readers would consider having surgery themselves if they were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The more I read in this blog about all the diseases and dangers of overweight and obesity, the more I think bariatric surgery, while necessary for patients already sick, is like locking the barn door after the horses are gone.
Sure, prevention is always best but unfortunately comes too late for the over 1,000,000 Canadians, who are already severely obese and need help. When we’ve talked about weight management, my doctors have brought up gastric bypass surgery.
I worry about people like me being pressured into the surgery because it’s deemed cost-effective and reversing of type 2 diabetes, only to end up with a quality or quantity of life that suffers.
My dad has had type II diabetes for 30 years, and I also know people who have had weight loss surgery. My take from the article is that I don’t think it is saying bariatric surgery is appropriate for all type II Diabetic patients who are obese. Also, you will notice that this article is not conclusive in that further research is needed. Nerve damage: The lack of feeling in patients with type II diabetes may lead to sores that are not noticed, particularly on the feet. From what I have read, WLS only puts t2d into remission for a short period of time – while the patient is still losing weight. I know its just about impossible to imagine your life after RNY, because you sort of feel ok now, and things might be worse, BUT I can tell you for sure things can be a whole lot better. My point is that we still haven’t locked the barn door, and there are more and more horses dashing out and heading straight for the cliff. We need the kind of awareness campaign for the dangers of obesity that we have for smoking. But if the health hazards and risks were publicized like the risks of smoking and drunk driving, there are many people who would take the danger to heart and avoid gaining weight, or even lose weight. Thanks, DeeLeigh, I do have what I would consider a good, happy, healthy life WITH type 2 diabetes. I’m not on course to have major complications of type 2 diabetes, seeing how well it is controlled. I am meeting the recommended treatment targets with medical therapies, and have no other major co-morbidities. I think that the key to prevent people from getting diabetes is properly implanting the subject of healthy diet and highlighting the importance of daily exercise. You might as well graphically publicize the risks of being male, since that’s responsible for similarly increased health and mortality risks. DonationIf you have benefitted from the information on this site, please take a minute to donate to its maintenance. Choose the correct statement about community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA).
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An Overview of Treatment GuidelinesCurrently, bariatric surgery, pharmacologic therapy, and lifestyle interventions are the mainstays of managing obesity and weight-related comorbidities.
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Again, my most heartfelt thanks for all your wonderful arrangements and the duty of care that you showed me during my visit. Enter your Email address to stay updated with the latest medical and local news in Thailand. This requires appropriate assessment for the procedure and comprehensive and ongoing multidisciplinary care, patient education, follow-up and clinical audit, as well as safe and effective surgical procedures. I think that it might be the right thing in certain circumstances, where diabetes control is extremely difficult to achieve by other means, but I think that when the body has fully recovered from the injury to such an essential organ, the endocrine problems will return, and the accompanying complications, too. Guidelines are great, but the risks and downsides of surgery need to be clearly stated, so patients understand what they are in for. I know that are certain persons who should not take certain medications or have certain procedures due to other health or allergy issues. Once weight loss stops, and is maintained (or weight starts to be regained), the t2d comes out of remission and needs to be controlled again, either with diet and exercise or medication or a combination of the three. I volunteer about 5 hours a week on top of a full-time job, and I’m considered by my daughter to be a great mom, by my husband a great wife, by my family a great family member, and by many to be a great friend. But for ANYONE to assume that I’m making the wrong decision by not having a major surgery is beyond arrogant. A dangerous, drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA is often seen as the biggest germ threat to patients in hospitals and other health care facilities. It found the rate of hospital-acquired C-diff infections was 25 percent higher than MRSA infections.
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The main types of hormones involved are estrogens, progesterone or progestins, and sometimes testosterone. Other common symptoms include depressed mood, loss of motivation, decreased muscle mass and strength, decreased sense of vitality, increased fatigue and extra weight in the midsection.

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National guidelines for bariatric surgery in people with type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 or more need to be developed and promulgated. I have an A1C of 6.0, my last lipids lab work (done within the last month) was so good that my doctor considered lowering my already extremely low dose of generic statin medication.
I’m sure I would lose weight, at least initially, and that might take me down to a BMI of 30 or so, but I think that eventually, I would be trying to maintain my best health as I age with a crippled gastric system. For those of us who know a person with out of control weight and out of control blood sugar at least mentioning the option in better then nothing. I had a VBG almost 14 years ago and the complications I have from it are not something I would wish on my worst enemy (and to top it off, the VBG failed, I’m fatter than I was before I had it). Which means the WLS was pretty much a waste of time as it puts the patient right back where they started. There would be a serious toll on my life if I were to stop everything for a period of time to have the surgery and recovery. But infections from Clostridium difficile — known as C- diff — are surpassing MRSA infections, the study of 28 hospitals in the Southeast found. Here are the numbers: The hospitals counted 847 infections of hospital-acquired C-diff, and 680 cases of MRSA. Pezalla, MD, MPH; and Dan Pikelny, MA, MBAThe prevalence of obesity, defined as a body mass index of 30 or more, has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. By ensuring your policy adequately covers comprehensive screenings for early detection and appropriate treatment, you will be one step ahead in relieving the financial tensions during treatment for breast cancer. If you are at risk for hereditary breast cancer, talk with your primary care physician about a referral to a genetics counselor for testing. Always follow the rules specific to your plan in regards to preauthorization as opposed to obtaining coverage after the fact.
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Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each woman's own risks can vary depending upon her health history and lifestyle. I do know one person who enjoys eating enough that this kind of surgery would not be a good idea for her–however, she is only one person not the entire group of Type 2 diabetics to choose from.
If I were diagnosed with t2d, I would NEVER consider any kind of WLS to control it, I know all too well what the complications of WLS are, and I know very well how to control t2d with medication and diet (exercise is out for me because of mobility issues worsened by the complications from the VBG). The impact would be not only on my life, but the lives of the many people who depend on me.
She presented the research Saturday in Atlanta, at a medical conference on infection in health care facilities. Miller also reported that C-diff was increasing at the hospitals since 2007, while MRSA has been declining since 2005. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of multiple conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and sleep apnea. Understanding your policy is also key so you can be confident in the coverage you would receive, before you actually need it. It is also extremely helpful to obtain written referrals to any provider outside of your primary care physician. I usually get around 200 minutes a week of moderate physical activity a week (or the equivalent mix of moderate and intense activity). The useless old mantra of eat less move more is just not for many of us with obesity issues including diabetics. Last year, a government report noted a decline in MRSA infections in a study of 600 hospital intensive-care units. To discuss issues related to obesity in the workplace, healthcare, and managed care settings, stakeholders from these areas participated in a roundtable discussion on several topics, including the management of obesity, managed care coverage policies for obesity treatments, and potential strategies for improving patient outcomes. He has published extensively on this series and has presented his results at international meetings. MRSA bloodstream infections connected with intravenous tubes fell almost 50 percent from 1997 to 2007, according to data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, are bacteria that can't be treated with common antibiotics.
C-diff has seemed to be increasing in recent years, but the trend is not uniform — some hospitals report falling rates. Lifestyle modification, one of the most commonly recommended treatment modalities, is often inadequate on its own, as patients are unable to maintain weight loss over time. They are often harmless as they ride on the skin, but become deadly once they get in the bloodstream. The prevalence of different infections can vary in different parts of the country, said Dr. In patients who undergo bariatric surgery, lifestyle modification is also necessary for long-term weight maintenance; however, surgery is not appropriate for all patients. C-diff, also resistant to some antibiotics, is found in the colon and can cause diarrhea and a more serious intestinal condition known as colitis. Pharmacologic treatment may also be considered, but cost and managed care coverage policies have the potential to limit patient access to this treatment modality. Increased awareness and additional efforts on the part of all stakeholders are needed to improve outcomes for patients affected by obesity. AcceptanceWomen, I know its just about impossible to imagine your life after RNY, because you sort of feel ok now, and things might be worse, BUT I can tell you for sure things can be a whole lot better. The spores are difficult to kill with most conventional household cleaners or alcohol-based hand sanitizers, so some of the disinfection measures against MRSA don't work on C-diff.
Deaths from C-diff traditionally have been rare, but a more dangerous form has emerged in the last ten years.

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