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By SuzieJan Latest Reply 2011-02-11 13:13:08 -0600
Started 2011-02-10 10:51:26 -0600

Hi my name is SuzieJan I am new to this site, I have been a diabetic for many years, I am so excited about learning, I have other health issues and if the diabetics are under control the other health issues will get healthy …I am searching for a great diet..I have consider the lapband surgery..what do you think about getting the lapband?

4 replies

Harlen 2011-02-10 18:48:34 -0600 Report

Hello I am so glad your here there is so much info here and good frends .
Unless there is no other way I would not do it my wife is a RN and she works in the ICU she tells me the storrys of what happends to the ones that go bad
as much as I would love to drop all the extra lbs thats a step I will not take
Best wishes

SuzieJan 2011-02-10 20:42:12 -0600 Report

Is it just the lapband or all the barit. surgery's? I just want to really lose weight, I stop smoking Oct. 2010 and have gained about 20 more pounds, Thanks for the information..

CaliKo 2011-02-10 17:14:24 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site, SuzieJan. Have you spoken with a CDE about a good diet? I did when I was first diagnosed and she put me on a meal plan that worked wonders for me. I don't have an opinion on the lapband surgery, except that if I ever considered something like that, I would want to talk to several people that had already been through it. Good luck, and please keep us updated.