- Recommendation ID
- What is the long-term effect of bariatric surgery on diabetes-related complications and quality of
life in people with type 2 diabetes compared with optimal medical treatment?
- Any explanatory notes
- Short-term studies (1–2 years) show that patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery lose more weight and have better blood glucose control than those treated with conventional diabetes management. There are no long-term data (that is, over 3 years) to show whether this results in reduced development of diabetes complications and improved quality of life compared with standard care.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Obesity: identification, assessment and management
- Date issued
- November 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|