Gastric Bypass Surgery
By Latest Reply 2011-08-11 19:56:14 -0500
Started 2011-08-10 08:54:19 -0500

Will be having surgery in 3 months. Pray it helps wipe out my type 2.

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RAYT721 2011-08-11 17:12:50 -0500 Report

That's great news!!! Just be aware that "wiping out" diabetes is not a guarantee. There are many WLS (weight loss surgery) patients that are no longer diabetic after the procedure but there are those who still are. Weight Loss Surgery is a tool for weight loss. Some people at my wife's support group have lost hundreds of pounds, only to put the weight back on over time. Gastric or Lapband surgeries are intended for weight loss. Anything else is a plus. Use the tool wisely but as a tool, please know that some tools make a job easier but can also be dangerous. Please keep us posted and updated and again… Congratulations!!! My wife has lost 150+ pounds and so glad to have made the decision although she was not and is not diabetic.

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