Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations

Published: June 01, 2016

  • A multidisciplinary group of international experts participated in a summit to develop a treatment algorithm and guidelines for metabolic surgery (i.e., bariatric or weight-loss surgery) in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • The algorithm identifies 2 groups for whom metabolic surgery is recommended to treat type 2 diabetes and 2 groups for whom metabolic surgery may be considered to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • The expert group identified several research needs including the long-term effectiveness and safety of metabolic surgery in adolescents compared with other treatment options.