Bariatric surgery in teens has beneficial effects on weight loss. Initial studies show bariatric surgery may also help improve blood glucose control in teens with type 2 diabetes. We are studying the effects of bariatric surgery on blood glucose control and diabetes related health outcomes. We are comparing surgery to newer type 2 diabetes medications to see if the same outcomes can be achieved with medications and lifestyle modification.

Surgical or Medical Treatment for Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes


NIDDK R01 Award

Publications from this Study

Swertfeger DK, Li H, Rebholz S, Zhu X, Shah AS, Davidson WS, Lu JL. Mapping Atheroprotective Functions and Related Proteins/Lipoproteins in Size Fractionated Human Plasma. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 2017 Apr;16(4):680-693. 

Davidson WS, Heink A, Sexmith H, Melchior JT, Gordon SM, Kuklenyik Z, Woollett L, Barr JR, Jones JI, Toth CA, Shah AS. The effects of apolipoprotein B depletion on HDL subspecies composition and function. J Lipid Res. 2016 Apr;57(4):674-86.