Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity and Weight Management

Anne L. Peters, MD; Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


February 22, 2023

According to the ADA's Standards of Care in Diabetes, metabolic surgery should be a recommended option to treat type 2 diabetes in patients with a BMI > 40 regardless of the level of glycemic control and in adults with BMI 35.0-39.9 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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