Trying to get around Manhattan and enjoy the sights is difficult enough when you are overweight or obese, but if you also have diabetes caused by your obesity, it can make it virtually impossible. If you suffer from diabetes that was brought on by obesity, you know how it can affect your circulation and your mobility. Hopping in a cab to catch a Broadway show, checking out Times Square or taking a nature hike in Central Park are out of the question.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity are closely linked together. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, obesity is the number one risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and losing weight can help prevent its development, stop its progression, or in many cases make it go away completely. For obese patients that haven’t been able to lose weight through conventional means, bariatric surgery is the solution you are looking for.