Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
John Chovan PhD DNP RN APRN-CNP APRN-CNS, Sue Butz DNP RN CCRN-K
Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, Type 2 Diabetes
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Diabetes and Obesity are major diseases that affect Americans today. This project looks at insulin resistance independent of weight loss in diabetic patients who have had undergone bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery changes the structure of the stomach and the digestive process. A metabolic change has been noted in patients immediately after surgery. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can cause a remission of diabetes. A change in insulin resistance is noted immediately after surgery. A specific pathologic process is still unclear, and more research is needed. This project explores different theories of metabolic changes in the human body after bariatric surgery. Multiple research studies were reviewed and stated within the project. Many studies state that more research is needed in this area before a specific pathology can be proven.
Brown, Tricia, "Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Metabolic Insulin Resistance" (2020). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 409.