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Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic – not only in the United States, but globally. This year will be one for the medical history books in regards to the improvement of this disease. Why? Because in 2015 two significant Type 2 diabetes conferences occurred with over 50 international medical experts and 30 international scientific organizations in attendance. The outcome was a worldwide consensus and new outlined guidelines on the role of surgery in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
Here are a few key points outlined in the new, proposed guidelines*:
This is big news for current and prospective patients of Iowa Weight Loss Specialists. We have seen first-hand how the sleeve gastrectomy surgery has improved the lives of our patients that have suffered from Type 2 diabetes.
To know that we would be able to help more people receive long-term, effective treatment through our surgical program is truly exciting and why we love doing what we do.