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[Comment] Type 2 diabetes: multimodal treatment of a complex disease

Type 2 diabetes is becoming the plague of the 21st century. With the so-called diabesity epidemic the disease threatens to reduce life expectancy for future generations globally. Surgery for diabetes has been marketed as an effective treatment option for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Different surgical procedures have been used successfully, with some changing the anatomy of the stomach, bypassing parts of the gut, or using devices. These trials have provided an intriguing model to study the role of the gut in maintaining glucose homoeostasis.