Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases including type 2 diabetes.
People who are obese are ten times more likely to develop the disease than those who have healthy weight. Having high body fat leads to insulin resistance and inflammation, causing the classic diabetes symptoms.
When left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to more serious medical issues such as kidney disease, blindness, and even amputations.
Can bariatric surgery treat your diabetes?
Research shows that bariatric surgery improves obesity-related conditions such as diabetes.
In one long-term study involving 400 people with type 2 diabetes, it shows that after 6 years of undergoing bariatric surgery, 62 percent of the subjects show no signs of disease. They also have better blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Are you eligible for weight loss surgery?
According to the experts at New LIfe Center for Bariatric Surgery, you may be eligible for weight loss surgery if:
• You are more than 100 lbs than your ideal body weight
• You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
• You have a BMI of over 35 and have at least one obesity-related condition
• You’ve been struggling in achieving a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time even with expert-led diet and exercise plans
Your health begins at New Life
New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville has a team of caring specialists who will guide you every step of the way.
Your first step is to attend our FREE information session, which will give you more information about bariatric surgery. This FREE session can be watched conveniently online. For more information and registration, please visit https://www.newlifebariatricsurgery.com/info-sessions/.
New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. New Life is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.