Articles are popping up again that bariatric surgery can be a good alternative for type 2 diabetics. ScientificAmerican.com posted an article on May 25, 2016, that doctors are now recommending surgery instead of drugs for type 2 diabetics. This radical line of thinking is apparently endorsed by 45 professional societies worldwide. Bariatric surgery is to be considered a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates. 
The Ft. Worth Legal Examiner has reported today that diabetes drug, Invokana (canagliflozin), is linked to leg amputations. Invokana is designed to prevent hyperglycemia (high blood-sugar levels) by allowing the kidneys to remove excess blood sugar through the urine. Invokana has only been on the market since 2013 and creating havoc with people’s lives.
People.com just posted a story that Dr. Phil McGraw sat before Congressional members on Wednesday in regard to raising awareness of type 2 diabetes in America. Dr. Phil, a 25-year type 2 diabetic, is using his notoriety to get Washington to listen.
We all need to work for a living and those of us with jobs that require sitting all day is hazardous to our health. Many corporations share information with employees to move throughout the work day. So I suggest you take them up on their offer!
It’s a win-win. You keep your health in check and the company has reduced sick time. According to the World Health Organization, globally, one in ten adults has diabetes; most with type 2 diabetes which tends to be due to lifestyle.