Other fat reduction methods have produced a reduced need for insulin in type 2 diabetes. Is this true of CoolSculpting?

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CoolSculpting Effect on Diabetes?

Your question is very insightful! You are correct that the reduction of weight and abdominal fat has been shown to decrease insulin resistance and improve levels of hemoglobin A1C.  Unfortunately, the fat that influences blood sugar and insulin release is the intra-abdominal fat, the fat that is under the abdominal muscles and around your internal abdominal organs.  CoolSculpting can only treat the fat layer just beneath the skin, subcutaneous fat. CoolSculpitng is not intended for weight loss, it is intended to shape and sculpt the body  Good luck!

Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting and Diabetes

I have not seen or heard of any type of correlation between CoolSculpting and a reduced need for insulin in type 2 diabetes.  CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure and there is little to no weight loss from the treatment.  

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting and diabetes

I have not heard that this procedure helps with diabetes. It is mainly weight loss that is associated with less need for medication. There is minimal to no weight loss with Coolsculpting.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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