How Bariatric Surgery helps Type 2 Diabetes? By Gerald Witt on March 20, 2019

weight loss surgery to cure type 2 diabetesType 2 diabetes (T2DM) is the most common form of diabetes and there is currently an alarming rise in this disease prevalence throughout the world. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths and affects more than 150 million people worldwide. Bariatric Surgery can make a great difference for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Bariatric Surgery involves a lifestyle change that includes a weight-loss journey through appropriate diet, exercise and vitamins and supplements as well as an actual medical procedure to help the patient eat less while feeling full much quicker. All these prescribed treatment regimens may help to keep blood sugar levels from being excessively high. That is, Bariatric Surgery may improve blood sugar control by altering the levels of gut hormones, as well as by speeding up weight loss. For some people, blood sugar levels can even get back to normal after surgery. Diabetes can be cured as well as controlled.

Nearly all individuals who have Bariatric Surgery show improvement in their diabetic state. Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve are the most common Bariatric Surgeries performed and have the best-known effects on T2DM. After both procedures, people must follow a reduced-calorie, low fat, healthy meal plan to lose weight. Remission of diabetes with gastric bypass occurs early on right after surgery and before there is a significant weight-loss. The gastric sleeve also has some weight-loss independent effects on glucose metabolism and also causes some changes in gut hormones that help with improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Bariatric Surgery should be considered as an alternative and powerful treatment option to minimize Type 2 diabetes. It is important however that each patient’s individual risks for surgery should be evaluated with regards to the severity of their diabetes as well as their other obesity-related health problems.

It is very important to consider the basic criteria for Bariatric Surgery:

+ Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, which is about 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds for women,

+ BMI between 30 and 39.9 with a serious obesity-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or serious sleep apnea.

Bariatric Surgery helps overweight diabetic people lose a substantial amount of weight having a positive impact on their health. The decision to have Bariatric Surgery should be made with the help of a doctor knowledgeable about the procedures who can help you decide what is right for you.

Dr. Hidalgo in Puerto Vallarta Mexico has also mastered a metabolic surgery for thinner patients with only Type 2 Diabetes.  This surgery an offshoot of the gastric bypass will help patients who do not have to lose weight get rid of their type 2 diabetes.  Dr. Hidalgo is at the forefront of this health care industry.


Of course, Weight Loss Team, and its staff of experts will be more than ready to guide you and help you make the right decision and be with you through your Bariatric surgery process as well any revision surgery options you may need if you are not satisfied with your current weight loss situation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

If you are ready to experience drastic weight loss results contact our office online at or call +1 (818) 949-6911

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The Weight Loss Team

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Experienced Surgeons
  • Multiple Surgical Options
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Methods
  • Affordable Care
  • Life-Changing Results

If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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