Life after Bariatric Surgery 

When a patient cuts weight 6 months after bariatric surgery, it is possible to achieve balance in blood sugar levels in two years. In fact, studies have shown that undergoing bariatric surgery works way much better in reversing type 2 diabetes, even than taking medication. While it may have to combined with other factors like an improved lifestyle, medication and exercises, bariatric surgery works. It is one of the ways in which patients can go off medication for diabetes type 2.

Looking into the facts

The goal of bariatric surgery is to help obese adults conquer Type 2 diabetes, by regaining the equilibrium in blood sugar levels and healthy weight. However if weight loss outcomes are achieved later than 6 months, patients need to be patient and not stress themselves. This is according to a review of over 30 studies, done in several continents, including Europe, the US and South America

The studies also reveal several factors that contribute to weight loss delay. Depression and adoption of new behavior are among them. If these factors are dealt with appropriately, it can help hasten long-term weight loss results. This way, patients and their families save on recurrent surgeries, frustration and financial constraints. Dealing with problems associated with these factors is strenuous. At times, one does not have time to rush their loved one to the hospital where surgery took place. This is where private healthcare providers with first aid certification come in.

Talking of recurrent, there are two types of bariatric surgery: ultimate and flexible. The ultimate type cannot be adjusted while the flexible one can be altered or adjusted. In both ultimate and flexible or adjustable surgery, patients who lose weight 6 months after surgery have better outcomes in 2 years than those who lose weight much later.

How to achieve desirable success 6 months after surgery

Whether a patient undergoes ultimate or adjustable surgery, there are certain factors to keep in mind in order to achieve desirable results after surgery.

First, one has to follow the doctor’s guidelines in caring for oneself. Otherwise, there will be minimal change if at all any. Second, exercise is ultimately vital for patients. It rejuvenates an individual, burns calories and keeps one fit, happier and even restores their self-esteem. Besides, eating the right foods helps in ensuring a person’s body is in good shape. Patients should avoid stress or depression at all costs. It is easy. The secret is to avoid the triggers of stress and depression such as self-pity, loneliness and unsupportive ‘friends’. Adhering to the rules can be challenging but the results should always motivate any patient in one’s road to recovery.

Following diet regulations is hard and a patient may relapse. Family members or friends of any given patient should have contacts of a trusted healthcare service provider. This will help a lot in case of emergencies such as relapsing.