There is some research that is showing that obesity surgery could cure diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is not able to metabolize the glucose in the blood. Type-1 diabetes is caused by the destruction of Beta islet cells in the pancreas which secretes insulin. People with Type-1 diabetes need to be on insulin therapy for the rest of their life.
Type-2 diabetes is cause by the destruction of insulin receptors on cell surfaces which causes the cells to be resistant to insulin. Type-2 diabetes can be managed with medication and/or lifestyle changes. Changes in living conditions or lifestyle changes can significantly reduce symptoms and keep blood sugar at a healthy level.
One of the main problems in keeping blood sugar levels normal naturally is being overweight. Managing weight with portion and diet control can often stop or help stop the symptoms of diabetes. Those people who are overweight need to exercise and get body fat down to normal levels. For those who have an extreme problem with obesity, some of the new weight surgery have provided successful in helping with weight loss and in turn helpful in controlling diabetes. The current epidemic of obesity is directly connected to the rise in Type-2 diabetes. Many researchers believe that this epidemic is caused by our cultures sedentary lifestyle.
There has been great success for some obese people with the new lap band surgery where a band is placed around the esophagus thru laparoscopic methods. Laparoscopic surgeries do not require any large openings that take longer to heal from but instead only require two are three small incisions and the procedure is then monitored by robotic arms thru monitors. This makes the opening leading into the stomach smaller and therefore the intake of food smaller. This method combined with diet and exercise has had much success with patients losing hundreds of pounds of weight. This surgery is easy to recover from and is not as drastic to recover from as some of the other weight loss surgeries.
Diets for diabetics should be rich in fibers, have small amounts of carbohydrates or fats and low in proteins. Foods should also be rich in vitamins, minerals, as well as antioxidants and other factors that boost the immune system. These foods include leafy greens, apples, nuts, whole meal breads and dairy products. Also fresh fruits are good sources of carbohydrates and do not need insulin to metabolize the sugar or glucose.
There is some research that is showing that obesity surgery could cure or prevent diabetes. Type-2 diabetes can be managed with medication and/or lifestyle changes. Changes in living conditions or lifestyle changes can significantly reduce symptoms and keep blood sugar at a healthy level. One of these changes is the loss of weight for people suffering from obesity.