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Weight Loss Surgery Cures Diabetes

Posted on October 25, 2016, in Weight Loss

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Weight Loss Surgery And Type 2 Diabetes
It’s estimated that 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, and most with Type 2 Diabetes which often afflicts those struggling with obesity. Type 2 Diabetes can cause myriad health issues and, with the cost of medication and doctor’s visits, can also be a huge financial burden.

After years of studying the effects of weight loss surgery on Type 2 Diabetes, international organizations including the American Diabetes Association are now suggesting weight loss surgery as a recommended treatment option for individuals with mild to severe obesity, as it has been proven to be very effective in treating the disease.

The True Cost Of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a serious disease that causes chronic health issues, and it is often costly on a financial level. On average, those suffering from Diabetes will spend $7,900 annually to treat their disease. These costs escalate if any type of hospitalization is required. Financing options are available for bariatric surgeries such a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and they are covered by some insurance plans, making weight loss surgery a viable option to improve your physical and financial health

Does Weight Loss Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?
While cure might not be the right word as patients can gain back weight that was lost during surgery, especially if they don’t follow diet and exercise guidelines, weight loss surgery is extremely effective in putting Type 2 Diabetes into remission. Many who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes see a lifelong remission after they undergo bariatric surgery. Weight loss procedures are so effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes that this may be an option even for diabetic patients who are overweight, but not obese.

Investing In Your Health
The costs of living with diabetes can often exceed the cost of weight loss surgery. Your insurance plan may cover weight loss surgery, and the experts at St. Louis Bariatrics can help you navigate your benefits to determine your coverage. Many patients choose to pay out of pocket to avoid insurance prerequisites and lengthy timelines, and affordable financing options are available for self-pay patients.

Moving Forward
It’s time to invest in your health. Struggling with Type 2 Diabetes and the health and financial risk that accompany it are no longer necessary. Dr. Snow and the team at St. Louis Bariatrics have experience treating Type 2 Diabetes with effective and compassionate care. Contact us today to find out more about how weight loss surgery can help end the life-long struggle of diabetes.

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