A new study has found out that weight-loss surgery is better for teens that are obese and suffer from diabetes, rather than medication and a lifestyle change. They found that the bariatric surgery was better than the before mentioned options. The lead author of this study, Doctor Thomas Inge, was the one who helped link all this information together and present it to the public.
More about the study
In order to reach a conclusive finding, the team of researchers analyzed hot 93 teens evolved after they had bariatric surgery. They saw that after the surgery they had a reduced risk for heart disease and for strokes, they had better kidney functions and, overall, they had much better control of their blood sugar.
This study is a much-needed breath of fresh air since on a yearly basis more than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. What is even more concerning is that these people are all under 20 years old and Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in young adults rather than it is with adults.
The increased number of Type 2 diabetes in teenagers is linked with obesity as well. Moreover, it is more difficult to treat Type 2 diabetes seen in teenagers. Studies have shown that surgery for Type 2 diabetes decreases the size of the stomach and they also improve the functions of the pancreas and of the metabolism.
Surgery has a number of benefits. First of all, we jest but you cannot forget to go get your surgery like you can forget to get your pills. It also lowers the level of insulin resistance. Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, it seem that surgical treatments, albeit scarier, are more efficient than medical treatments. It looks like they are able to fix things much faster than medication.