Surgery May Control Diabetes (Video)

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Tim Ferree used to struggle to manage his type 2 diabetes and weight-related conditions — but that was before he had gastric bypass surgery. Now he is 60 pounds lighter and does not need medicine to control high blood pressure or cholesterol.

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Ferree is not alone in that experience. He took part in the recently released STAMPEDE study, the first study to compare weight loss surgery with intense medical therapy for diabetes. Results of the study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, show that surgery helps patients control the disease and greatly reduce their dependence on medications.

Mr. Ferree and Philip Schauer, MD, discuss STAMPEDE in the video below.

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