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    Type 2 Diabetes - Surgery

    Weight-loss surgery

    If you have type 2 diabetes and a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 camera.gif, weight loss surgery may help you lose weight and improve your type 2 diabetes control.1

    Studies show that the large weight loss provided by stomach surgery (bariatric surgery) improves blood sugar control in people who are very overweight.1

    dplink.gif Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

    Surgery for diabetes complications

    Some complications from type 2 diabetes may need surgical treatment. For example:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 29, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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