Before gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, bariatric surgeons often recommend patients limit their sugar intake as part of their presurgical preparations. Dr. Shillingford, MD recommends his patients begin reducing their sugar intake more than two weeks prior to their surgery date. This reduction in sugar can help with the transition to their preop diet, encourage presurgical weight loss, and help reduce the size of the liver.
The CDC estimates that one in three people have prediabetes. That means it could be you, your partner, or even your sibling. Or your Uber driver, your pilot, or your child’s babysitter. Prediabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar is high but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If prediabetes is not treated, it can progress into type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can lead to blindness, amputations, and kidney failure as well as heart disease, stroke, or death.
The hallmark of diabetes is high blood sugar. This is true of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The major differentiator between type1 and type 2 diabetes is why the person has high blood sugar.