Description: We are comparing whether bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) or a diabetes and intensive medical and weight management program is more effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients who are modestly overweight.
Participants will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to surgical or non-surgical treatment.
Participants randomized to surgery will have their surgery performed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Follow up visits for surgical groups can vary based on the type of surgery performed.
Those participants randomized to the Intensive Medical Management program will have several visits at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston which include the following:
- Weekly evening meetings over 13 weeks for group education and support led by a physician, diabetes nurse educator, nutritionist, exercise physiologist and behavior counselor
- Monthly follow up visits after 13 weeks
Both surgial and non-surgical groups are followed over three years.
Recruiting: We ae seeking clinical Research Volunteers with type 2 diabetes and excess weight, between 21-65 years of age, who are willing to have bariatric (weight loss) surgery or participate in an intensive medical (non-surgical) diabetes and weight management program.
Contact: Kerri Clancy at 617-525-7388 or email SLIMMT2D@Partners.Org