This Pill Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Image Credit: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Randal Mckenzie

People with type 2 diabetes have unusually high blood glucose (sugar) levelsFood consumption plays a major role in this elevation, and weight loss is one way to effectively treat it. So, people get gastric bypass surgery, lose weight, and reverse their diabetes. Cut and dry, right?

Not according to doctors. Many aren’t convinced that weight loss deserves all the credit for reversing type 2 diabetes in gastric bypass patients. In fact, they don’t really know why the surgery helps, just that it does.

The BWH team’s gastric bypass alternative could help, too. Here’s how it works.

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