Table 1

Summary of published studies comparing complete and partial remission* of diabetes after RYGB

Time (years)NComplete remission,% (95% CI)Partial remission,% (95% CI)
Reporting cumulative remission
 Arterburn (17)14,43437 (35.6, 38.7)47 (45.6, 48.8)
 Arterburn (17)34,43463 (61.5, 65.0)73 (70.9, 74.1)
 Arterburn (17)54,43468 (66.4, 70.0)77 (75.3, 78.6)
Reporting prevalent remission
 Brethauer (14)1–222152 (45.4, 58.6)71 (65.0, 77.0)
 Brethauer (14)3–522131 (24.9, 37.1)61 (54.6, 67.4)
  • *Complete remission defined as HbA1c ≤6.0% (42 mmol/mol) and off all antidiabetic medications. Partial remission of diabetes defined as HbA1c ≤6.5% (48 mmol/mol) and off all antidiabetic medications.

  • †Total sample with diabetes estimated as detailed in Supplementary Table 2.