Resolution of T2DM after Bariatric Surgery: is GLP-1 the culprit?
Posted in Lectures on 13 October 2014
Josep Vidal (Endocrinology and Nutrition Department)
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
What happens after Bariatric surgery and T2DM in morbid obese patients? There is a lot of data supporting that diabetes mellitus improves and resolves in many obese patients after a weight loss procedure that leads to anatomical and hormonal changes.
The foregut theory supports that an accelerated intestinal transit time leads to an elevation in GLP-1 that triggers a favorable metabolism of glucose resulting in regulation / resolution of T2DM.
In this lecture, Dr Josep Vidal breaks down the existing data about this subject, testing the hypothesis beyond association.