Skip to content

Diabetes Health Center

Font Size

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:

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: January 24, 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.
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    Diabetic tools
    Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
    woman flexing muscles
    10 strength training exercises.
    Blood sugar test
    12 practical tips.
    Tom Hanks
    Stars living with type 1 or type 2.
    kenneth fujioka, md
    Can Vinegar Treat Diabetes
    Middle aged person
    Home Healthcare

    Prediabetes How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    type 2 diabetes
    food fitness planner