New study shows bariatric surgery can help lower blood sugar levels

by Claudia Coffey
June 1, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Type 2 diabetes, which affects 26 million Americans, may have met its match.

A new study reveals that a controversial type of surgery may actually cure type 2 diabetes.

It is providing new hope for millions suffering from obesity and this disease.

Three years ago Delissa Minge was more than 200 pounds overweight and suffering from a number of health problems. She was fighting a losing battle. Then her doctor told her she had type 2 diabetes.

“That was the last straw for me. I had quit drinking, I quit smoking. I did everything possible and the weight was just not going anywhere. That diabetes diagnosis just did it,” said Delissa Minge.

With nothing to lose, she met with Dr. Jeff Allen at Norton Health and Wellness Center and decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

“I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I would tell anyone to look at an alternative route cause I couldn’t take any of the prescriptions due to the other health illnesses,” says Minge.

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