29 Aug Awareness campaign on Diabetes Surgery, 29 August 2019 at Bathinda, Punjab
Metabolic surgery cures Type 2 diabetes by causing calorie restriction, hormonal changes such as reduced Ghrelin, increased GLP1 and peptide YY. These hormones stimulate beta cells in pancreas to stimulate increased secretion of insulin, provided enough beta cell mass is still present in pancreas. Persistent increased GLP-1 secretion increases beta cell mass in the long term. These gastro intestinal hormonal changes cause control of diabetes within few days of the surgery.
Dr Amit Garg is one of the few surgeons in the region who perform metabolic / diabetes surgery is done. Before recommending any patient for metabolic surgery, evaluation of pancreatic Beta cell function is done to access Insulin secretion, Insulin Sensitivity and Insulin resistance. A type of metabolic procedure is chosen according to patients pancreatic beta cell function.