How often do people have successful remission of diabetes when they lose weight?
Will Type 2 Diabetes Go into Remission After Weight Loss Surgery?
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Weight loss surgery and type 2 diabetes
Remission of diabetes
Another factor for remission of diabetes is whether a person has been on Insulin for greater than 10 years. Those patient’s usually do not have complete remission of their type II diabetes but usually will require less medication to manage it.
Remission of type 2 Diabetes after weight loss surgery
From a statistic standpoint and if one looks at all comers that have type two diabetes then the remission rate breaks down into this: lap band 40 to 45 percent, sleeve gastrectomy 60 to 65 percent, gastric bypass 85 percent, duodenal switch 98 percent. As with statistics there are highs and lows and this is a rough average. Notice that the more "aggressive" the procedure the better the chances for diabetes remission.