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Praxis (Bern 1994). 2010 Feb 17;99(4):241-7. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a000035.

[Surgery for diabetes type 2?].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich. markus.k.mueller@usz.ch

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a chronic disease with increasing prevalence in western society. Obesity represents a well established risk factor for the development of diabetes mellitus type 2. Several studies on surgical procedures for the treatment of obesity have shown a postoperative reduction of obesity-related co-morbidities. Thus, diabetes mellitus type 2 was shown to resolve or improve in more than 75% of morbidly obese patients (BMI >35) after bariatric surgery. These insights paved the way for the advent of metabolic surgery - a novel field with the goal to improve glucose metabolism in patients with a BMI of less than 35. Encouraging results from mostly observational studies have sparked the interest in the surgical management of diabetes mellitus type 2.

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20166050
DOI:
10.1024/1661-8157/a000035
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