Type 2 Diabetes: Living With the Disease (cont.)
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There are no surgeries to treat type 2 diabetes.
Studies show that the large weight loss provided by stomach surgery (bariatric surgery) improves blood sugar control in people who are very overweight. 1 But the surgery can be risky. It's not a good choice for everyone with diabetes. And keep in mind that there is more than one kind of weight-loss surgery. It's not known for sure which one is best.
If you are very overweight, talk with your doctor about whether stomach surgery would be right for you. For more information, see the topic Obesity.
Avoid products that promise a “cure” for diabetes. There is no cure.
If you have questions about a diet product for diabetes, check with your local American Diabetes Association office, your doctor, or a diabetes educator. Talk with a dietitian before choosing a meal plan for your diabetes diet.
Some complementary therapies may help relieve stress and muscle tension. They might help you feel better in general. But they should not be used alone to treat your diabetes.
Talk with your doctor if you are using any of these treatments:
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