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Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager?
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Bariatric surgery is effective in weight reduction.
The person must understand it is just like pressing a "reset button" in which weight loss will be accomplished, but it must otherwise be followed by voluntary lifestyle changes for it to be permanent (ie. Good eating habits and exercise). If not, weight will come back. Insulin resistance will decrease, lowering required Insulin doses.

In brief: Depends
Bariatric surgery is effective in weight reduction.
The person must understand it is just like pressing a "reset button" in which weight loss will be accomplished, but it must otherwise be followed by voluntary lifestyle changes for it to be permanent (ie. Good eating habits and exercise). If not, weight will come back. Insulin resistance will decrease, lowering required Insulin doses.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
The risks and benefits of the different options for gastric surgery should be thoroughly explored with pediatrician/family physician, - the surgery does not change the child's relationship with food - and the benefits can be great for diabetes - but close attention to blood sugars and nutrition are the utmost importance.

In brief: Possibly
The risks and benefits of the different options for gastric surgery should be thoroughly explored with pediatrician/family physician, - the surgery does not change the child's relationship with food - and the benefits can be great for diabetes - but close attention to blood sugars and nutrition are the utmost importance.
Dr. David Wyatt
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