Most people don’t think of type 2 diabetes as a disease you can cure. Well, for some patients, it’s possible we can — with gastric bypass surgery. It can also lead to potentially life-saving weight loss, lower blood pressure, and relieve depression. In fact, in one study of 20,000 patients who had gastric bypass surgery, 84 percent found their type 2 diabetes completely cured.
There are downsides, however. Possible side effects include hernias, infection, blood clots, ulcers, and even death.
So, what if type 2 diabetes patients could get the same benefits of gastric bypass surgery without going under the knife?