Correlation between obesity and diabetes mellitus

July 17, 2021 by Dr Arun Bhardwaj0
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is a type of diabetes that is a combination of insulin not working as well as it should in the body, plus a decreasing production of insulin by the body.
It is the most common type of diabetes among the population.
If you have type 2 diabetes, then not controlling it can lead to some serious complications by affecting your vision, kidney function, and nerve function.
it is also one of the important factors for increasing the risk for a heart attack and stroke. It also impairs blood flow to the legs, increasing the risk of diabetic foot.
Correlation: Obesity is perpendicularly associated with an increased risk of developing DM2 and it helps in accelerating insulin resistance. When people develop insulin resistance, glucose builds up in the blood instead of being absorbed by the cells that lead to type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
Being overweight with increased abdominal fat or being obese contributes about 80 to 90 percent of all DM2 development.  Though not all who are obese develop DM2, obesity contributes more to developing diabetes mellitus as compared to other factors. Additional contributing factors are genetics, age, and unhealthy lifestyle.
According to the study, a weight loss of just one to 19 pounds has been shown to be associated with a 30 to 40 percent reduction in diabetes-related consequences. It will also reduce your need for medication. Weight loss will result in lower doses required to treat your DM2.
Now, it is a worldwide established fact that BARIATRIC and METABOLIC SURGERY not only reduces weight but also helps in curing diabetes
Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is a leading bariatric surgeon and with his clinical acumen and surgical skills, he will help you overcome obesity and diabetes.
BARIATRIC SURGERY is a safe procedure and should be done at high-volume tertiary centers by a dedicated bariatric team.
Patients need hospitalization for 2-3 days and can resume work in a week’s time.


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Dr Arun Bhardwaj


Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.