Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Remission
More than half of people with type 2 diabetes experience diabetes remission after weight loss surgery.
According to Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, a top weight loss surgeon in Maryland, serves as Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, the remission is more likely after gastric bypass surgery.
"If you have weight loss surgery, you can almost guarantee a resolution of diabetes in about 80%. For some reason, when you have extra fat in your body, it counteracts the body's normal mechanics, and once you lose the body fat, then you have marked resolution of diabetes," Dr. Singh said.
The bypass surgery reduces stomach size, causes hormonal changes and can lower the amount of nutrients absorbed from food.
It also helps patients achieve a blood sugar level that does not need treatment.
To view Mercy bariatrics specialist Dr. Kuldeep Singh’s interview regarding weight loss surgery and type 2 diabetes remission, click here.
Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.