From the USA: Bariatric Surgery Cuts Conversion to Diabetes Over Long-Term Follow-Up

Bariatric surgery significantly decreases the conversion from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, held from June 9 to 13 in San Diego.

John Nguyen-Lee, M.D., from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and colleagues evaluated the conversion from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery versus the conversion rate seen in a nonsurgical cohort. The analysis included 1,326 bariatric cases with prediabetes and propensity-matched nonsurgical controls from a primary care cohort.

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