According to the ADA, "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes," metabolic surgery should be a recommended option to treat type 2 diabetes in patients with a BMI > 40 kg/m2 regardless of the level of glycemic control and in adults with BMI 35.0-39.9 kg/m2 with inadequate glycemic control following lifestyle and medical interventions. Bariatric surgery has consistently demonstrated efficacy in reducing weight, lowering glycemia, and preventing the development of cardiovascular and microvascular complications. In addition, for patients who achieve remission, prevalence of relapse is low.
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Cite this: Anne L. Peters. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity and Weight Management - Medscape - May 16, 2022.