Diabetes helped by weight loss surgery !!!

By dyanne Latest Reply 2009-01-15 22:16:24 -0600
Started 2009-01-15 01:50:53 -0600

If anyone here has ever thought of or had weight loss surgery here is a link with great info "Bariatrics 4 Diabetes. I have been considering it myself for a while now. Anyone else??

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dyanne 2009-01-15 22:16:24 -0600 Report

Hi Avera, Iam thanking u in advance for all your time and help. I just came on line so I didnt check out your sites yet. I did want to let u know that I have been researching wls for the last 5 years. So I do not take this lightly at all. I have been to bariatric surgeons and to support groups for pre and post op people. You are right with gastric bypass you do not absorb nutrients and must take supluments always.If I do go forward It will be a newer procedure called the gastric sleeve. With this you do absorb all nutrients. As with any surgery there are risks. At this point for me all my drs. are for it they feel the risk of the surgery is better then all my health problems at this time. So I have a lot to think about but I need to make up my mind real soon. If you would like to speak to me more about it feel free to get me privately. I do appricaite all your help.
Thanks so much

Avera 2009-01-15 21:19:22 -0600 Report

This is a wonderful was for many people to lose weight. Right now it is very popular. There are all kinds of articles on the internet that tell how wonderful it can be.


As long as one is middle aged or below, things often go quite well. It is the after 60 crowd that begin to have the problems. The problems come with aging and a change in eating habits. Older people eat less and when one eats less lack of important vitamins occurs. The loss of B1 vitamins has started causing many problems with people having had this surgery done.

Actually about one in three people who have the surgery have to take large amounts of vitamins to stay healthy. When one ages, it becomes more of a problem for doctors to keep a patient taking all the vitamins they will need.

Doctors have known this and the medical community as a whole know it as well, but why advertise it? There is money to be made. There are doctors now who do no other type of sugery or medical practice except to perfom this type of surgery.

Because it is popular right now, not many people who have had it have reached the age where problems start to occur, thus not much research is available. The warnings are just now starting to surface.

All of a sudden, we now have lapband surgery which allows the band to be removed if problems occur. Ask yourself this question,,,,why are all the doctors now wanting to praise lapband if they are NOT worried about the surgery in the first place?

Here is a link for you to check out. It is just one of many that are now coming out with warnings.

Maybe I sound like one of those conspiracy theory people who are always looking for the worst. BUT,,,there are some problems. I am not a thin person who is telling you this. I am myself way overweight. Here is the link.


kdroberts 2009-01-15 14:17:33 -0600 Report

It does seem promising for some type 2's, but not all. Some people it helps the diabetes a lot, some it helps a little, some it has no effect and some people actually develop diabetes after having it done. It's early days in the studying of it so give it a few more years and see what happens.

beckyred 2009-01-15 13:52:47 -0600 Report

I had the surgery three years ago got off insulin had good sugars for 2 years now they are coming back up but I have not been very good with my complies