Type 2 diabetes patients could get gastric bands

Surgery is not an easy fix

– Andy Reynolds

Hundreds of thousands of people with type 2 diabetes could be offered weight-loss gastric-band surgery on the NHS.

New draft guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that obese people with the condition should be assessed for bariatric surgery - such as having a gastric band fitted to reduce the size of the stomach or a gastric bypass, where the digestive system is re-routed past most of the stomach.

We speak to Dr Sarah Jarvis and Andy Reynolds, a type 2 diabetes sufferer, to find out more.

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