Rapid Improvement of Diabetes After Gastric Bypass Surgery

ADA Diabetes Care: March 25, 2013

OBJECTIVE Improvements in diabetes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) often occur days after surgery. Surgically induced hormonal changes and the restrictive postoperative diet are proposed mechanisms. We evaluated the contribution of caloric restriction versus surgically induced changes to glucose homeostasis in the immediate postoperative period.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes planning to undergo RYGB participated in a prospective two-period study (each period involved a 10-day inpatient stay and periods were separated by a minimum of 6 weeks of wash-out) in which patients served as their own controls. Read more