Issue 14, December 2009
3. "Diabetes Surgery" : Consensus emerged for new field of Medicine

      In the long history of medicine, a new speciality has emerged !! "Diabetes Surgery". There are increasing evidences that gastro intestinal surgery can be used to treat T2 diabetes. This break through consensus statement on diabetes surgery is published online in November 19 in the Annals of Surgery. The report illustrates the findings of the first international consensus conference -- Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS)

      The Diabetes Surgery Summit was held at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy, under the auspices of 22 International Medical and Scientific Organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery etc. A draft of the DSS consensus statement was critically reviewed by official representatives of these organizations during the recent 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, held in New York City and organized by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

      The experimental studies demonstrated that gastric bypass surgery can improve type 2 diabetes through direct anti-diabetic mechanisms and not solely as a result of weight loss. Based on these data, the 50 international delegates of the Rome summit achieved strong consensus that certain intestinal bypass operations engage anti-diabetes mechanisms beyond those related to reduced food intake and body weight.

      "Understanding the mechanisms of action of surgery on diabetes is a unique opportunity to advance the treatment of the disease." says co-author Dr. Lee M. Kaplan of the Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital.


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