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Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity, which can cause other complications such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, sleep apnea and even cancer. It can often rob people of their self-esteem and self-worth, causing feelings of isolation and even depression. But here is a fact: obesity is a disease and is treatable.

Obesity is a metabolic disease and is present when a person has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35% . While lifestyle and habits are crucial elements of losing weight and keeping it off, many people are not able to control their obesity with diet and exercise alone. One of the most serious risks of obesity is developing Type 2 diabetes.

In May of this year, 45 international professional organizations, diabetes clinicians and researchers formally recognized and recommended bariatric surgery as a standard treatment option for people with Type 2 Diabetes. This includes people who have a mild case of obesity but fail to respond to conventional treatment.

The Valley Health Metabolic & Bariatric Program works with individuals who have obesity and want to regain control of their health. We know that one approach will not work for everyone. That’s why we have several different types of surgical and non-surgical programs available for our patients. Our staff of physicians, advanced care practitioners, therapists and dietitians have come together to create the most comprehensive metabolic and bariatric program in the region. Check out this infographic which helps explain the severity of obesity and what the Valley Health Metabolic and Bariatric Program is doing about it.

Metabolic and Bariatric Infographic