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Melinda Barron had been thinking about weight loss surgery for years–her mother died in 2005 at the age of 62.
Melinda said her mom weighed a bit more than 300 pounds and had type 2 diabetes.
“When mom died my whole point was okay, I’m losing weight now because I’m heading the same direction,” Melinda recalled. “I needed to lose weight.”
Melinda was already on diabetes medication but she still had trouble keeping her blood sugar levels in check.
Until last September when she had gastric bypass surgery.
“Since the surgery I haven’t had to take any medicines,” Melinda said. “When I check my blood it’s usually, you know, 80 to 100 at the most and those are really good numbers.”
Melinda’s story is common–she didn’t take part in the study but researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and Catholic University in Rome looked at permanent weight loss surgery in patients with severe diabetes and each had similar findings.
In Rome, 60 patients were given one of two weight loss surgeries or just medicines.
After two years–both surgery groups reduced their blood sugar levels without diabetes drugs.
A feat not accomplished by any patient in the medicine group.
Dr. Charlotte Hodges is a weight loss surgeon at the Barker Bariatric Center in Dallas, Texas. She said about 90% of patients with type 2 diabetes before surgery–no longer have it after surgery.
“I’m seeing more and more patients now that the primary endpoint is to be off of diabetes medicine and be off their blood pressure medicine,” Dr. Hodges said.
Dr. Hodges added the samples in both studies are small and studies need to be done.
“Even though the studies are out there they are a little small and it can be a little difficult to extrapolate that when you’re a physician to your entire patient population,” Dr. Hodges said.
No extrapolation need for Melinda who has lost about 100 pounds and is off her meds.
“I don’t have to prick my fingers anymore,” Melinda said. “I’m good with that.”
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