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Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes

Patient with better control of their diabetes symptoms at Iowa Weight Loss SpecialistsThe relationship between weight loss surgery and diabetes management is very significant. Surgical weight loss solutions can lead to improvements in blood sugar levels, reduced medication needs, and prevention of diabetes-related complications

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery for Diabetes Management

Improved Blood Sugar Control

Weight loss surgery improves blood sugar levels and helps individuals better control diabetes in a shorter period of time.

Reduced Medication Dependency

Many patients experience a significant reduction in the need for diabetes medications following weight loss surgery, which not only improves their overall health but also offers potential cost savings on long-term medical expenses.

Prevention of Diabetes-Related Complications

Weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye issues.

Weight Loss and Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Weight reduction surgery also improves insulin sensitivity and reduces insulin resistance. This means that after the surgery, the body becomes more responsive to insulin, allowing for better regulation of blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Remission

In some cases, the surgery can result in diabetes remission. This is when blood sugar levels return to normal without the need for diabetes medications.

Eligibility and Preparing for Surgery

At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we prioritize the safety of our patients. To be eligible for surgery, individuals need a BMI above a certain threshold and have diabetes that is not well-controlled with medications alone. 

Before the procedure, our experienced team guides patients through essential lifestyle adjustments, including adopting a balanced and healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity. 

Success Stories

At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we have witnessed numerous success stories among individuals with type 2 diabetes who underwent weight loss surgery at our weight loss clinics.

If you or someone you know is living with diabetes and considering weight loss surgery, our team of dedicated professionals is here to help.

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