Surgery to keep Diabetes in Check ?

Diabetes – The slow killer disease might have just found a unique way in which it can be tackled. It’s in the form of Surgery. India, which is home to more than 60 million diabetics can see a new ray of hope.

A diabetic patient, who had lost his vision and his kidneys too were in a bad shape, underwent a surgery in Mumbai where the doctors cut open his stomach and rearranged his small intestine in such a manner that his diabetes would come under control. Today, after 4 years, this patient doesn’t need insulin anymore, whose sugar levels used to hover between 200 and 300 units (normal range being 70-100 units in fasting state). So no more insulin shots or swallowing pills for this patient, at least for now.

This is among the longest running studies conducted in the world.This kind of treatment is not done on all patients but mostly on patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35. Also some patients after the gastric bypass surgery have reported weight loss which helps a lot to keep the disease in check. It is believed that the surgery leads to production of certain enzymes in the digestive system that helps balance blood sugar.

Doctors agree that it’s too early to embrace surgery as the best option as it is not yet known that how the patients body is going to react after a decade or two. But the patient definitely gets a break from the disease and his/her vital organs get a much-needed respite from the harmful effects of the disease.

Well, it’s really a blessing for overweight diabetics and will always try to help those who are suffering from the disease through updates from this site. Remember, “Prevention is always better than cure”. The hereditary nature of this disease makes it even more dangerous. People who parents have a history of diabetes should go for regular sugar level checks through proper pathological procedures. Always be active and never allow anything (your job,familly,friends) coming in your way of maintaining good physical fitness. Eat healthy and live life in the prime of your health.


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