The medical term for the surgical operations we know as diabetes surgery is metabolic surgery.
The known classical treatment of diabetes is treated with diet, exercise, and medication. However, treatment with these methods is not always successful and in cases where the treatment is insufficient, diabetes, unfortunately, causes great harm to the body.
The most effective solution for type 2 diabetes today is metabolic surgery. Eating habits are the biggest cause of diabetes. The fact that today’s foods are very calorie and processed causes our small intestines to not be stimulated enough and our insulin resistance increases despite the fact that we overeat but do not feel satiated.
Metabolic surgery allows some hormones to work actively by reducing the amount of food we eat and changing the way food is passed. As a result of the operation, it aims to eliminate the diabetes problem. While doing this, it should be noted not to create a permanent deficiency in the patient’s vitamin, mineral, and protein values.
The operation should be performed with the joint decision of the patient and the doctor. The patient should be informed about the patient’s condition, the vital effect of the disease, and the complications that may occur due to the disease.
First, the patient’s blood values and some data should be checked by the doctor. The methods of the surgery to be performed on the patient and the type of surgical intervention will be determined by the examinations performed, the history of the disease, and the medications used. As a result of the tests applied, the operation is started with the doctor’s recommendation and the patient’s approval. After the surgery is completed, the hormone secreted from the relevant part of the small intestine less than before relieves the pressure on the pancreas, and the rate of insulin secretion increases. As a result, the disease is completely eliminated.
It is not possible for every diabetic to be directly taken to diabetes surgery. Although it is implemented quite successfully, it contains various risks. For this reason, surgeries are only applied to patients who meet certain conditions. Diabetes patients have iron and vitamin deficiencies. After the operation, approximately 95% of the patients continue their lives without the need for any supplements.