In Turkey, where has been a significant increase in diabetes compared to the world average, 7 million people (15% of the adult population) are struggling with diabetes. As state, private hospitals and NGOs accelerate their efforts to combat diabetes, new advances in medicine have been a source of hope for type 2 diabetes patients.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - Diabetes is among the most important diseases of our time and can occur with genetic factors such as obesity, inactivity, stress, nutrition, environmental factors and trigger many diseases. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, and are one of the most important problems affecting human health negatively. Indicating that diabetes is becoming more common each year, Assoc. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan said, "In Turkey, the number of patients with diabetes were about 3 million in the year 2000 and are estimated to reach 6.5 million in 2030. Currently, the number of people with diabetes in our country has increased to over 7 million.
Asserting that diabetes can be treated with metabolic surgery. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan, “Diabetes, obesity, hypertension and the presence of high triglycerides are known as metabolic syndrome. The operation to eliminate type 2 diabetes, the most important part of the metabolic syndrome, is called Metabolic Surgery. With this surgery, patients can get rid of their diseases as well as the negative side effects of diabetes. Thus, treatment costs and drug expenditures related to co-morbidities are reduced. People can increase their life expectancy by minimizing their exposure to diabetes.
Asserting that metabolic surgery can be applied not only to obese type 2 diabetics but also to weak type 2 diabetics, Assoc. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan, “According to the American Diabetes Association's 2016 publication, people with less than 30 kg / m2 mass in the body index can get surgery. In recent years, Turkey Endocrinology and Metabolism Association noted also be made to the appropriate patient's metabolic surgical operation".
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