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Do I need to get bariatric surgery if my hba1c levels are elevated?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There are several studies out there demonstrating that bariatric surgery is more successful at treating diabetes than medications.
If you are morbidly obese and have diabetes you may want to consider seeing a bariatric surgeon to see if weight loss surgery is right for you.

In brief: Maybe

There are several studies out there demonstrating that bariatric surgery is more successful at treating diabetes than medications.
If you are morbidly obese and have diabetes you may want to consider seeing a bariatric surgeon to see if weight loss surgery is right for you.
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Hopefully you can lower your hgba1c with proper diet, regular exercise and medications.
That being said, weight loss surgery is very effective at correcting out of control diabetes. In fact, bariatric surgery is being used effectively in normal weight diabetics these days.

In brief: Not necessarily

Hopefully you can lower your hgba1c with proper diet, regular exercise and medications.
That being said, weight loss surgery is very effective at correcting out of control diabetes. In fact, bariatric surgery is being used effectively in normal weight diabetics these days.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics

In brief: It is one option

that's very effective in treating diabetes or "pre-diabetes".
Various surgeries help to different degrees, but in general weight loss will help restore your A1C to normal. With the sleeve gastrectomy and bypass, hormonal changes also improve your insulin sensitivity and help resolve diabetes. Surgery is 1 option, but diet, exercise, & weight loss will help regardless. See a surgeon for more info!

In brief: It is one option

that's very effective in treating diabetes or "pre-diabetes".
Various surgeries help to different degrees, but in general weight loss will help restore your A1C to normal. With the sleeve gastrectomy and bypass, hormonal changes also improve your insulin sensitivity and help resolve diabetes. Surgery is 1 option, but diet, exercise, & weight loss will help regardless. See a surgeon for more info!
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Focus on wt loss

With an elevated hba1c, you might have early type 2 diabetes.
With modest obesity, an appropriate diet and guidance could help you lose weight and resolve this problem. With greater obesity, surgery could be considered. Get some medical opinions.

In brief: Focus on wt loss

With an elevated hba1c, you might have early type 2 diabetes.
With modest obesity, an appropriate diet and guidance could help you lose weight and resolve this problem. With greater obesity, surgery could be considered. Get some medical opinions.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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