“We might operate on a patient on Monday and that person is no longer showing signs of diabetes on Wednesday,” Jan Hedenbro, a doctor at Lund’s University Hospital, told Swedish Radio News.
But how it is possible to cure diabetes in such a short time is still a mystery to scientists.
“We know there might be several reasons. Weight loss, smaller portions or a change in the signals between the stomachic-intestinal canal…” Hedenbro said. “Now that we have seen this effect and we know it exists we want to find out why and what is happening.”
An estimated 250 million people world wide suffers from the type 2 diabetes, and the disease is closely connected to obesity. If a cure could be found it would save society a lot of money since those who have been diagnosed often require life long medicine and treatment.