A quarter of the UK population is now obese. Processed foods, lack of exercise and too much sugar are fueling an epidemic of obesity in this country and in other developed countries and causing a cascade of weight-related illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and cancer.
One in 20 people now has diabetes, a serious and occasionally life-shortening disease that can cause strokes, blindness and circulation problems that require the patient to undergo limb amputations. Every year, 24,000 people with diabetes die prematurely because of the condition and over 100 amputations are carried out every single week due to complications from it. The cost to those suffering from it and to their families is immeasurable. While more people are diagnosed, the NHS has a growing bill. 10% of the entire NHS budget is spent on diabetes but there is a way to reduce the effects of the disease or even reverse it in people who have obesity – weight loss surgery.
For people with type 2 diabetes, blood sugar levels return to normal after surgery. In one study that tracked 400 people, 62% showed no signs of type 2 diabetes six years after having bariatric surgery.
If you have obesity-related diabetes and you are interested in having bariatric surgery to try to reverse it, The London Obesity Clinic have excellent success rates with a 50-70% reduction in weight and reversal in many diabetes cases. Their expert surgeon, Sanjay Agrawal, has performed more than 550 keyhole bariatric surgeries. He is also a bariatric surgeon of excellence, designated by the Surgical Review Corporation and he has an international, prestigious reputation in his field, making him the first choice when deciding to have a weight-loss operation. To take the first step in reclaiming your health, contact The London Obesity Clinic.