The role of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

W. B. Leong, Shahrad Taheri

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Medical treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and class II and above obesity (body mass index greater than 35 kg/m2) are currently limited to treatment of diabetes and prevention of its vascular complications. Bariatric surgery is by far the most effective treatment not only for weight loss, but also for improvement or remission of diabetes. This editorial examines the current evidence for the impact of bariatric surgery on weight loss and type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diabetes remission
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Education
  • History

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