Bariatric surgery or medicine for type 2 diabetes?

Doggrell, Sheila Anne & Chan, Vincent (2012) Bariatric surgery or medicine for type 2 diabetes? Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 13(15), pp. 2249-2253.


Diet and medical treatment are the standard treatment for type 2 diabetes. In obese subjects with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is effective in resolving diabetes. Two clinical trials comparing bariatric surgery to medical treatment were evaluated. Both the Surgical Treatment And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) trial (laparoscopic Roux-En Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy) and the DIet and medical therapy versus BAriatric SurgerY in type 2 diabetes (DIBASY) trial (laparoscopic gastric bypass and biliopancreatic-diversion) showed that surgery was more effective than medical care in resolving or managing type 2 diabetes. Larger studies, or a compilation of studies, are needed to determine whether one of these procedures is better, or if they are all similarly effective, and this should also be weighed against the risk of the operations.

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ID Code: 54498
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1465-6566
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Informa Healthcare
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 01:00
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2012 22:17

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