According to a study published this week in the Archives of Surgery, it seems that diabetics may lose less weight after having GBP.
Part of what’s so interesting about this is the fact that other studies have shown gastric bypass surgery to be an effective treatment for diabetes.
In this study, however, 310 people were checked 12 months after having surgery. The average weight loss was 60% of their excess. But 38 of those patients had lost less than 40% of their excess weight, at least one losing as little as 8%.
When they researchers tried to figure out what the people with poor results had in common, they found two things: diabetes and a larger pouch. Continue reading