Gasteric Bypass Surgery

By amurrmaid2 Latest Reply 2013-02-24 18:09:58 -0600
Started 2013-02-21 21:13:38 -0600

Has anyone had gasteric bypass surgery and then developed diabetes anyway? I either have #2 or a serious case of the dumping syndrome. I have all the simptoms of diabetes, teeth problems, leg pain, weight gain/loss, serious sugar drops and sometimes rises, vision problems, stool problems, urinary problems, headaches, dire thirst. I'm having problems knowing what to eat and how to eat. I'm supposed to eat tiny portions 10 to umpteen times a day. I'm allergic to fresh fruits and nuts. I've gotten with a diatisian in DeRidder, about 45 min from where I live, and my doctor, the same distance. Their working on a diet plan and grocery list. To top things off, I'm very financially strapped and can't afford the foods, only snacks. I haven't bought fresh meat for myself in over a year. I'd love to chat with anyone who might understand.

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jayabee52 2013-02-22 01:57:12 -0600 Report

Howdy Mermaid! WELCOME to DC!

I understand what it is like to be strapped financially. I went through a period of time when I had no income and no insurance. I have been there, done that, didn't like it!

I have not heard of anyone developing Diabetes Mellitus (DM) either 1 or 2 from Gastric Bypass surgery, but then again, my exposure to that community is admittedly quite limited.

Blessings to you

James Baker

amurrmaid2 2013-02-22 02:06:01 -0600 Report

Thank you, James, for your input. I may only have dumping sydrome, but it is a severe case of it and it has lasted for over a year if it is the case. My body is literally falling apart. Yesterday I turned 50 and I feel more like 60. I'm hoping to start my life over now, in every aspect, so I'm hoping to find some answers and get all this fixed. I don't know if I developed diabetes because of the surgery, it is actually supposed to keep you from getting diabetes. I think I didn't take the B-12's like I was supposed to and I just got myself in trouble.

Thanks again.


jayabee52 2013-02-22 02:34:54 -0600 Report

My late 2nd wife "Jem" was much like you in that she was falling apart medically speaking. But in the personality dept she was really fantastic, the best lady I had ever been with.

So your question is not just curiosity or academic. It is practical. Not taking the B-12 may have done it, but I would think it would only make you tired and listless.

amurrmaid2 2013-02-23 04:32:49 -0600 Report

I am both tired and listless. My B-12 levels are low, I'm anemic, I have low then high blood pressure, I'm Menapasole. But, I have all the disadvantages of diabites like the rotting teeth. My teeth used to be almost perfect. I haven't visited a dentist sense I was a kid and had braces. I hate them and am scared to death of pain. I don't want to grow old like this. I don't want to have to depend on someone and right now, with sugar drops that will go into the 30's at times, I'm sometimes scared to be alone. I think I still may be able to beat it, especially if it is just a dumping sydrome and not diabetis.

mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2013-02-23 14:29:50 -0600 Report

If your blood sugar levels drop into the "30's at times," I would also be afraid to be alone! First of all, you need to get, and I would be willing to be you don't have one right now, a diabetic bracelet or neck chain. God forbid you go low and the paramedics have no idea that you are a diabetic.

Second you need to ask your doctor for a prescription for Glucagon. It's a syringe that you should have handy at all times. You should also make sure those who love you know where the Glucagon syringe is located and how to use it. There are very clear, very specific and very simple instructions written in the kit.

So you hate the pain from the dentist. So do I and I try to avoid my wonderful dentist but I and so should you use my/your head and realize that I/you would rather go in there scared to death - than die because my/your rotting teeth caused a systemic gum infection that went to the heart and killed you. Now that is real and it should scare you into going INTO the dentist office.

Don't worry about growing old. If you keep this up you won't have that luxury. I am not trying to be mean - I am trying to wake you up!!! You have s serious problem and you need to talk to your doctor about it immediately if not sooner.

The dumping syndrome sets the pancreas off - it releases excess amounts of insulin into your system which throws your blood sugar into hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

Please, please, please contact your doctor immediately. Let him or her know what is going on with you. If you can't afford it go to the free clinic near you or to an emergency room.

And when you get those issues straight then get yourself into your dentist office —- white knuckles and all.

As Dr. Wayne Dyer would say, "when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Change the way you are looking at your health - you're looking at it from an entirely distorted view.

Once you take care of these issues, you feel wonderful and you will live a long and happy life!!

amurrmaid2 2013-02-24 18:09:58 -0600 Report

Thank you, Mary, for your bluntness and honesty. I have been in close contact with my doctor, but all he seems to be concerned with is that I eat smaller meals more often and try to control the sugar. I know you're right about the dentist. I have to get up the funds and I'll go see one. I didn't know about the Glucagon, though. I'll talk to the doctor about it. Thanks, again.