Dr. Francesco Rubino, a surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins his patient Tamikka McCray, 39, for an interview in New York. McCray no longer needed to take diabetes medication and insulin after her weigh-loss surgery. Research by Dr. Francesco Rubino, McCray's surgeon at Weill Cornell, and other doctors gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes.
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published Monday, March 26th, 2012
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CHICAGO — New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.