Allison Goldfine, MD: Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

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Allison Goldfine, MD, of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts, offers insight into how bariatric surgery may help patients with type 2 diabetes achieve their treatment goals. These procedures can lead to marked improvement in blood sugars or even remission of diabetes, she notes. 

Dr Goldfine also discusses potential mechanisms through which bariatric surgery can improve diabetes management as well as the need for randomized controlled trials to confirm the benefits observed in observational cohort studies.

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