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Diabetes surgery summit consensus lays foundation for new field of medicine | November 24, 2009

More information on the relevance of weight-loss surgery for people with diabetes: “At present, bariatric surgery is only available as a treatment for severe obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m2 or more, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines established in 1991. The DSS consensus statement acknowledges that the cutoff is arbitrary and not supported by scientific evidence, and recognizes the need to use more appropriate criteria for surgery in patients with diabetes.”

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