If I were a diabetic, often I ask myself- would I take a surgery that promises to halt the disease, even for a few years, that lasts an hour with a hospital stay of one day, would leave me 4 tiny scars on my belly, make me satisfied after eating a grilled fish and leave me popping vitamins for life?
Well I don’t know. I am not a diabetic and I am not an expert in mind reading either. But I have always judged a procedure by asking myself one question- would I recommend it for my own kin or precious me. If the answer were yes then I wouldn’t hesitate to offer it to my patients.