by Karl Denninger
LONDON (Reuters) – People with diabetes should be offered gastric surgery as a standard treatment option which could help control it for years without medication, the world’s leading diabetes groups said.
A joint statement from a 45-strong group said on Tuesday that bariatric, or metabolic, surgery could have a significant benefit for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, which they said represented one of the biggest shifts in diabetes treatment guidelines since the advent of insulin.
Look folks, bariatric surgery is a last resort sort of thing. Beyond the (very real) risk of immediate complications that can kill you outright it always dramatically interferes with absorption of nutrients in your food.