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How Often Does Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes, and by How Much?
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Diabetes and weight loss surgery
The gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy produce hormonal changes that can effectively cure type II diabetes the day of surgery. About 90% of diabetics are cured this way. Diabetics who have suffered more then 10 years or who have progressed to insulin therapy have a somewhat lower cure rate. The Lap Band cures diabetes only through weight loss, which obviously takes longer. Overall, around half of diabetics are cured this way with the Lap Band.