I have had Type II diabetes for about 10 years and I KNOW that it has been due to my being about 80 pounds overweight. I talked to my doctor about having Lap-Band surgery and he was thrilled at the prospect of me having it, so I screened and got a wonderful Lap-Band surgical doctor and have lost 55 pounds so far. My regular doctor can't believe how much of a difference it has made for not only my diabetes, but my high bloodpressure as well. He told me that there is a big chance that I will soon be able to go off both meds. I have about 35 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight. Anyone considering this surgery should not be afraid to contact a Lap-band surgical doctor. It could be a life safer.
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