To the Editor We read with interest the article by Courcoulas et al1 comparing the remission rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) following surgical treatment and the remission rate of T2DM following nonsurgical treatment among obese individuals after 3 years of follow-up. They concluded that among the obese participants with T2DM, bariatric surgery resulted in higher remission rates (40% for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and 29% for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding) than did lifestyle intervention alone (which resulted in no remission).
Maiorino MI, Bellastella G, Esposito K. Mass Treatment With Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(2):196-197. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3405