Type 2 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed (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.4 But this surgery can be risky. And it's not a good choice for everyone who has diabetes. Keep in mind that there is more than one kind of weight-loss surgery, and it's not clear 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 or 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, such as acupuncture or biofeedback, may help relieve stress and muscle tension. They might also improve your well-being and quality of life. But they should not be used alone to treat diabetes.
Herbal medicines and natural substances, such as antioxidants, vanadium, magnesium, and chromium, may help you feel better. But they should be taken only under your doctor's supervision. Talk with your doctor about any herbal or natural products that you are taking or that you want to take.
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