Now it was proven that weight loss surgery can reduce or cure diabetes. While there are many obesity-related diseases, perhaps none is as dangerous and as common as diabetes. The risk for diabetes increases dramatically the higher your body mass index, or BMI, as those struggling with morbid obesity that has a BMI over 40 are 600% times more likely to have diabetes than those with a BMI in the “normal” weight range, and countless more have pre-diabetes and other related diseases.
Diabetes Mellitus, also known as diabetes, is a chronic disease associated with high levels of blood sugar glucose. There are two mechanisms involved: inadequate production of insulin in the pancreas, or inadequate sensitivity of cells to its action. Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the U.S. affecting over 30 million children and adults. That is 1 in 11 Americans affected by this disease. 84 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes – 90% of them don’t know they have it. Approximately every 21 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.