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Long-term diabetes control better with surgery than standard therapy

September 4, 2015

More effective control of type 2 diabetes in patients was found with metabolic or bariatric surgery compared with standard medical treatments, according to recent study findings published in The Lancet.

“The ability of surgery to greatly reduce the need for insulin and other drugs suggests that surgical therapy is a cost-effective approach to treating type 2 diabetes,” Francesco Rubino, MD, chair of bariatric and metabolic surgery at King’s College London, said in a press release.

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