Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic condition in which our body can’t produce enough insulin to control blood sugar. It’s the most common type of diabetes and accounts for nearly 95% of all cases. While obesity is the leading cause of this condition, other factors such as genetics and lifestyle choices may also increase the risk.
Diabetes requires constant management or it can lead to problems in the circulatory, nervous and immune systems. In some cases, it can also cause serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, neuropathy disorders and even kidney failure.
The diagnosis process for type 2 diabetes is fairly simple, and everyone at risk should get tested. Our doctors will perform a physical exam to evaluate the patient’s symptoms and medical history. They will also order some blood tests to check the sugar levels in the blood.
Most patients also have some underlying conditions due to a long history of diabetes. Depending on the symptoms, our doctor may also recommend screening tests, such as ultrasound, blood test, and X-ray to determine the severity of the condition and possible treatment options.
The most-effective treatment for type 2 diabetes includes weight-loss and lifestyle changes along with diabetes management. While some people can make these changes easily, others may have a hard time. Therefore, our doctors perform bariatric surgery to control the disease and improve the outcome.
In type 2 diabetes, Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is the most viable option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means. For the surgery, our doctor performs several procedures to restrict food intake or interrupting the digestive process, such as:
SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery for weight-loss. In this surgery, our surgeon will remove a large portion of the stomach. It helps patients lose excess weight and also control the blood sugar levels.
Gastric Bypass surgery alters the stomach size, so it cannot absorb as much food as before. It provides significant weight-loss and causes remission of diabetes in 80 per cent of patients.
To prepare for surgery, take good care of your health and try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.
Depending upon the procedure and the patient's health, our surgeons may recommend some patients to medications. However, these medications are prescribed after a thorough evaluation of their medical history and overall health. Therefore, you need to inform the doctor about your allergies and previous medical conditions in advance
Recovery time after the surgery may vary from one patient to another. Usually, it depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, the type of surgery and the adversity of the problem that is being addressed during the surgery. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor about the same prior to your surgery.