The Great Debate: Medicine or Surgery

March 2011
Diabetes Care;Mar2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p763
Academic Journal
The article discusses the relative risks and benefits of different approaches for patients with type 2 diabetes. It states that bariatric surgery results in significant improvements in glycemia, blood pressure and cholesterol. Surgical risks are said to be minimized, survival rates are high and the resulting weight loss endures. According to the authors, multiple pharmacological agents and lifestyle strategies with multidisciplinary care may be combined to treat diabetes and manage cardiovascular risks.


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