Many obese patients are undergoing gastric banding surgery to lose weight. Placing a band around the stomach reduces one's appetite. A new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association supports gastric bypass for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Is this the right step for you?
The Journal of the AMA has recently published the results of a study titled "Adjustable Gastric Banding and Conventional Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial" (JAMA, 2008;299(3):316-323). In this study, 60 obese people with recent-onset T2DM were randomized to receive either surgery called laparoscopic adjustable…