Bariatric surgery as a novel treatment for type 2 diabetes

July 7, 2011

Source: Archives of Surgery. 2011;146(6):744-750. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.134

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Bariatric surgery leads to marked and long-lasting weight reduction. A large proportion of patients undergoing bariatric surgery have type 2 diabetes and this fact is a compelling argument to perform bariatric surgery in those who are eligible according to international criteria. Glycemic control improves in the months after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, but it improves more rapidly and completely after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The authors conclude both types of surgery are capable of improving or even curing type 2 diabetes, but the mechanisms may differ.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Low calorie diet could help reverse Type 2 diabetes

July 7, 2011

Source: Nursing Times.net

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A very low calorie diet could help Type 2 diabetes sufferers reverse their condition, a study has found. New research has revealed that consuming 600 calories per day over a two-month period may cause the body to produce its own insulin.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full article “Reversal of type 2 diabetes: normalisation of beta cell function in association with decreased pancreas and liver triacylglycerol” (2011) E. L. Lim & K. G. Hollingsworth & B. S. Aribisala & M. J. Chen & J. C. Mathers & R. Taylor Diabetologia Published online 9th June 2011


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April 8, 2010

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Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 1 Issue 10

November 7, 2009

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November 7, 2009

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Let’s get moving

October 7, 2009

Title: Let’s get moving: Commissioning Guidance, a new physical activity care pathway for the NHS

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This document outlines an evidence based approach to promoting physical activity amongst PCTs and its potential impact on a number of long term conditions including diabetes. It highlights a physical activity based programme and includes examples of case studies within the Annexes.

Length of publication: 86 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Alerts


Surgery for obese children

April 7, 2009

Source: NLH Diabetes Specialist Library

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Commentary

In a nutshell: Commentary on a report in The Daily Telegraph that quoted an expert saying “fat children should be given gastric bands to tackle diabetes”.  The original case series study has followed-up children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK, and the study highlights shortcomings in the way that paediatric diabetes clinics in the UK managed the participating children’s diabetes.

Length of Publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Commentary provided by Behind the Headlines,  an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news.

Acknowledgements: NLH