Bariatric surgery can 'cure' diabetes

Bariatric surgery can ‘cure’ diabetes in up to 95% of obese patients, a randomised trial finds, in a resounding victory over drug and lifestyle interventions.

Two years after undergoing gastric bypass, 15 out of 20 previously obese patients with diabetes had normal fasting plasma glucose levels and an HbA1C below 6.5%, Italian surgeons reported Tuesday.

And a second procedure, biliopancreatic diversion, yielded an even better two-year remission rate for