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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2955 (Published 25 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2955
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1

A multidisciplinary group of 48 clinicians and academics, including representatives of diabetes societies, met to review the scientific and clinical evidence for bariatric surgery—which they …

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