Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes After Weight Loss Surgery
After weight loss surgery, meal sizes shrink radically. They start with a half-cup of food and move up to three-quarters or a whole cup. Food choices include protein, vegetable, and other nutrient-rich foods -- all of which are ideal for both managing type 2 diabetes and getting the best results from weight loss surgery.
Gastric banding requires periodic band adjustments. It also requires yearly follow-up for signs of intestinal blockage or a slipped or eroded band. Follow-up after gastric bypass includes screening for leakage or blockage in the intestines, incisional hernias, and blood tests for anemia and nutritional issues.