In obese patients bariatric surgery is increasing in popularity as a strategy to promote, and maintain, weight loss. In obese type 2 diabetes bypass, bariatric surgery improves glycaemic control g€" often to a greater extent than would be anticipated by weight loss alone. Surgical bypass procedures appear to initially offer a greater glucose-lowering effect than surgical restriction procedures. This review considers the rationale for bariatric surgery as a treatment for diabesity and the implications of the different procedures on the secretion and action of enteral hormones.
- bariatric surgery
- type 2 diabetes