Safety of surgery
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I suffer from diabetes. Can bariatric surgery be safe for me?

Bariatric surgery actually helps in achieving better control over diabetes. In some cases, it can even resolve diabetes!1 Bariatric surgery has some risk but, the risk of living with diabetes through life is higher than that of a surgical procedure.2

Having diabetes may increase risk of surgery. Follow all the instructions given to you by your surgeon to manage diabetes at the time of surgery.3

Consult your bariatric surgeon to know more about safety of surgery if you suffer from diabetes.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Wojciechowski P, Caban A, Gomułka-Piłat A, Gawęska M, Stożek A, Ryś P. Bariatric and metabolic surgery: Value Dosssier – India. Draft 1.0. HTA consulting. 2. Surgery for Diabetes. [internet] American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery [cited 2015 Dec 28] Available from: https://asmbs.org/patients/surgery-for-diabetes 3. Bariatric Surgery FAQs. [internet]. ASMBS. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. [cited 2015 Dec 28]. Available from: https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-faqs