Nearly 60,000 bariatric operations are performed every year in the US. Primary goal of bariatric operations is reducing complications associated with clinically severe obesity. Clinically obese people are ripe for onset of Type 2 diabetes. Clinically severe obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 kg/m2 or BMI greater than 35 kg/m2 in the presence of a serious comorbid condition such as difficulty breathing, snoring (sleep apnea), sugar diabetes, musculosceletal dysfunction, cardiomyopathy, or high blood pressure (hypertension). In simple words it means that being 100 pounds above ideal body weight or more than 200 percent of ideal body weight is clinical obesity. People with clinically severe obesity have between 1 in 10 and 3 in 10 chance to develop Type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Good news is that a weight loss of 50 percent of excess body weight in people with clinically severe obesity can result in a 30-fold less chance in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Just process this! 3-fold risk reduction if the person get rid of one half of excess weight. While you contemplating this powerful message please pay close attention to the very selective advertisement on this page that I hope will help you further.