Removal of a part of the stomach by surgery is now recommended as treatment in diabetes

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This could help patients to control their condition for years without medication, the world’s leading diabetes organizations said on Tuesday.The guidelines, published in the journal Diabetes Care, were endorsed by 45 international organizations, diabetes specialists and researchers, including the IDF, the American Diabetes Association, the Chinese Diabetes Society and Diabetes India. However, “surgery represents a radical departure from conventional approaches to diabetes,” Francesco Rubin, a professor and chair of metabolic and bariatric surgery at King’s College London and one of the authors of the new guidelines, said. This solution must be compared with what diabetes could make happen to humans: blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.A recent World Health Organization study found that the number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled in the past four decades to 422 million.

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