Predictors of type-2 diabetes remission following bariatric surgery after a two-year follow up.

Salman, M. A., A. Rabiee, A. Salman, A. Elewa, M. Tourky, A. A. Mahmoud, A. Moustafa, H. E. - D. Shaaban, A. A. Ismail, K. Noureldin, et al., "Predictors of type-2 diabetes remission following bariatric surgery after a two-year follow up.", Asian journal of surgery, 2022.


PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery is evolving as a successful tool for managing morbid obesity and T2DM. This study aimed to identify predictors of diabetes remission after two types of bariatric procedures.

METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 172 patients with morbid obesity associated with T2DM scheduled for bariatric surgery. Two laparoscopic bariatric procedures were done; single anastomosis gastric bypass (SAGB, n = 83) and sleeve gastrectomy (LSG, n = 68). Lipid accumulation product index (LAP) and quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI) were used to evaluate lipid profile and insulin sensitivity. Two years after surgery condition of DM was evaluated as complete remission (CR), partial remission (PR), or improvement. The primary outcome measure was predictors of diabetes remission.

RESULTS: Two years after surgery, 151 patients were available for evaluation, where 75 patients (49.7%) achieved CR, while PR was found in 36 (23.8%). CR was significantly associated with younger age, shorter duration of DM (p < 0.001, for both), higher C-peptide and GLP-1 levels (p < 0.001 and p = 0.002, respectively), and bypass surgery (p = 0.027). On multivariate analysis, shorter duration of DM, lower BMI, and higher C-peptide levels were the independent factors predicting CR.

CONCLUSION: Complete remission of T2DM can be achieved in nearly half of the patients two years after SG or SAGB. The duration of diabetes and preoperative BMI and C-peptide levels are the independent factors predicting complete remissions.