Can bariatric surgery alleviate diabetes? For those who lose weight and maintain weight loss, the answer is “yes.”

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes often go hand in hand. An obese person is twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, and a morbidly obese person is ten times more likely. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; of those, nearly 90 percent are overweight.

For more about alleviation of diabetes through bariatric surgery, visit Foothills Weight Loss Specialists’ “Weighing In” blog.