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Healthcare professional information on bariatric surgery

Diabetes UK supports the NICE recommendations on bariatric surgical and procedural interventions in the treatment of obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. In particular, for those who have failed to lose weight through diet and lifestyle changes and those for whom pharmacological inteventions have failed, thus putting them at greater health risks. This includes expediting assessment for bariatric surgery in recent onset Type 2 diabetes.

The NICE recommendations on bariatric surgery, were updated and published in 2014 (CG189). This update now supports what Diabetes UK were previously calling for, including specific recommendation for those from the Asian community.

Summary of recommendations for bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery in children and young people

Bariatric surgery is generally not recommended in children and young people. For further information on managing overweight and obesity among children and young people, please refer to NICE Guideline PH47 (October 2013).

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