From Germantown, Tennessee, USA:
I am am 37 years old, I have had type 2 diabetes for almost a year, and I really don't need to lose weight (5 feet 5 inches tall, 137 pounds), but I have read that liposuction can "cure" insulin resistance. I'm wondering if it can possibly be helpful in either improving or curing type 2 diabetes. My weight has been up and down most of my adult life, so I probably have more fat cells than most people; they're just small. Is there a chance that liposuction will help control this awful disease? Should I pursue liposuction?
Since you are not obese, the loss of more fat may not have benefit in treating your diabetes. I do not think this is the way to go. Rather, I would discuss several issues with your physician, including whether you have typeá1 or typeá2 diabetes, healthy lifestyle issues, treatment goals, and healthy weight maintenance.
Original posting 26 Sep 2001
Posted to Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:26
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