This week we reported that more people with type 2 diabetes are likely to become eligible for weight-loss surgery.
NICE’s new draft guidance suggests people with a BMI score of 30 to 35 should be considered for an assessment for weight-loss operations if they have been diagnosed with diabetes within the last 10 years.
This could mean hundreds of thousands more patients could be considered for treatment.
What do you think of this story?
- Should more patients with diabetes be offered weight loss surgery?
- Is there a risk that this option may be seen as a “quick fix”?
- With 10% of the NHS budget currently spent on diabetes, could this save the NHS money in the long run?