Short answer it it can happen in obese type 2 diabetics who undergo metabolic surgery.
Long answer :
Each individual has to be assessed by a specialist bariatric surgeon. This will involve a frank discussion about the benefits / risks, aims, outcomes, etc
For the first time in the history of diabetes a recommendation has been put forward for surgery to be considered an option in obese type 2 diabetics. This is an excerpt below
Clinical guidelines published this week1 announce what may be the most radical change in the treatment of type 2 diabetes for almost a century. Appearing in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, and endorsed by 45 professional societies around the world, the guidelines propose that surgery involving the manipulation of the stomach or intestine be considered as a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates. This development follows multiple clinical trials showing that gastrointestinal surgery can improve blood-sugar levels more effectively than any lifestyle or pharmaceutical intervention, and even lead to long-term remission of the disease
There is a thorough understanding that is needed before undertaking surgery for this. This will be discussed in detail with your specialist. In a sense this fact has been well known among bariatric and metabolic surgeons for some time now. It is nice to see non surgeons coming on board to try and support this. We may finally be on a stepping stone that will stop putting surgery as the last option in these patients, giving patients a real chance to potentially put their diabetes days behind them
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