Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes & How Bariatric Surgery Helps

By Dr. Girish Parmar in Nanavati Max Institute of Cancer Care

Apr 24 , 2023 | 2 min read

If you think that being a little bit overweight is no big deal, you need to learn more about the link between diabetes and obesity. Diabetes is one of the most common complications seen as a result of obesity. The number of patients with diabetes, who are also overweight, has significantly increased in India.

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), India ranks in the scary first position in the number of patients with diabetes, amongst all other countries in the world. This disturbing find is corroborated by the fact that in 2010, the total number of diabetics in India was around 31.7 million, which is expected to rise to an astonishing 80 million by 2025. This is indeed a cause for concern for all Indians who are suffering from obesity, as obesity has been clearly linked to the development of diabetes in that person.

If you are suffering from being overweight or obese, you need to lose that excess weight now, as every tick of the clock may be bringing you closer to the deadly disease of diabetes.

Obesity and Diabetes

There is a direct link between obesity and the development of type 2 diabetes in the person. It is so common that the term ‘DIABESITY’ has been coined to denote this complication, which is caused due to being overweight.

When a person becomes overweight, there is a progressive defect in the production of insulin in the body. Apart from this, the body also starts to build resistance toward insulin gradually. As the weight increases, the severity of diabetes increases with it.

An efficient weight loss surgery will not only help you to lose that excess weight faster, but it will also prevent you from developing diabetes.

What is Weight Loss surgery?

Bariatric surgery, also called ‘weight loss surgery, is an efficient way to lose weight, especially for obese persons who find it difficult to lose additional weight with conventional non-surgical methods.

Although there are several different types of weight loss surgeries provided by leading Indian multispecialty hospitals, the aim remains to burn off the excess fat, and at the same time, to prevent fat from collecting in the body in the future.

There are mainly two categories of weight loss (bariatric) surgery:

Mal-absorptive Weight Loss Surgery

In this technique of weight loss surgery, a part of your small intestine is bypassed, because of which a lower amount of calories are absorbed from the food you eat. As a smaller amount of food is now absorbed, the body will begin to use the already stored fat as an alternate energy source and burn off calories faster.

Restrictive Weight Loss Surgery

In this type of weight loss surgery, the bariatric surgeon in Mumbai will aim to restrict the actual size of the stomach to prevent you from overeating. This method of weight loss involves isolating a major part of your stomach (usually around 80-90% of the total stomach volume) so that the food is passed through only the remaining smaller stomach.

Restrictive weight loss surgery helps to lose weight by limiting the amount of food which you can eat. With this bariatric surgery, your stomach will feel full with only a small amount of food that you eat.

It is always important to undergo weight loss surgery with reliable and expert bariatric surgeons. The Nanavati Max Hospital in Mumbai is a prime choice for hundreds of obese patients to undergo effective and successful weight loss surgery. The advanced equipment at our hospital, combined with the extensive experience and training of the best bariatric specialists, makes the Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital an excellent choice to undergo affordable and effective surgery to lose weight.