Review: bariatric surgery: to treat diabesity

Peter R. Flatt, Caroline Day, Clifford J. Bailey

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • bariatric surgery
  • GIP
  • GLP-1
  • type 2 diabetes


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