Case Study: A Patient With Diabetes and Weight-Loss Surgery

Cummings, Sue
July 2007
Diabetes Spectrum;Summer2007, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 65-year-old man with type 2 diabetes who was referred by his primary care physician to the weight center for an evaluation of his obesity and recommendations for treatment options. He was presented to a team of obesity specialists reluctant to consider weight-loss surgery. Also discussed is the patient's medical history including his medications, food intake and his motivation for weight loss. The specialists recommended him to undergo roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery.


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