Who left hospital with NO diabetes post RNY

on 4/24/09 12:40 pm - Antioch, TN
My main reason for wanting to have RNY is the possiblity of being rid of diabetes. If you had RNY and left the hospital with no diabetes and remained diabetes free, please tell me your story.

I am posting this on the RNY Forum also.
Debbie McCall
on 4/25/09 2:49 pm - Hudson Falls, NY
Hi I had RNY on 3/9/09.  I left hospital with no diabets and no meds.  My blood sugars were good for 2 wks. post op.   After that it was up in the AM.  Just went to my primary care yesterday and I have to start Metformin.  Only one pill at night 500 mg.  He said that I may not have aproblem when I get under the weight I was at when I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago. Or I might just stay diabetic.  I'm hoping that this is just temporary.
on 4/26/09 9:55 am
Your odds of complete remission are even greater with the DS---more than 98% of Type II diabetics who have the DS are cured, many within days or even hours after surgery.
on 4/30/09 12:39 pm - Canada
 I need to convince my doctor that this would be a good idea.  I hate that I caused my Diabetes 2 because I am overweight.  I weight 213 and I am only 5'3".  I am not sure that I will be accepted as a possible candidate as well.  I am thinking that this is my only possible answer to my fight with fat and now my fight with the dreaded diabetes.  I either die early with this disease, or die trying to get some help!

Do you know of anything that I could bring my Doctor to support your quote....98% is good odds!
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on 5/11/09 5:13 am - Woodbridge, VA
Please see the studies and articles in my profile, all relating to WLS for type 2 diabetes.

I've also tried to keep a running thread here on the diabetes board; here is a link:
http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/diabetes/3751535/If-you-ar e-Type-2-and-considering-WLS/
on 10/3/09 6:03 am - Wiarton, Canada
i had DS surgery  i am 7 weeks post op,  i am off my insulin which was 60 units a day

i also am off any diabetes medication.  I slowly weaned myself off insulin..  Blood sugars

are fine.    
on 9/26/09 2:16 pm
Hi...I was born in Florence...but a MS gal now!  Do you know if you have mild gastroparesis if you can have the DS.  I was considering only the RNY but since I am Type II diabetic on on multiple shots & many meds thought that would be best way to go...but now may be considering the DS to help out diabetes resolution better.  Any thoughts?  Thx!  mj
on 4/27/09 4:10 am - Orlando, FL
I hate to rain on everyone's parade but once you are dx'd with DM you are a diabetic the rest of your life.  You hopefully are listed as Diet controlled.

You HAVE to watch your weight and your type of intake of food the REST of your life.  And that is it.

If you are lucky and go off all meds remember to take a BS occais to see how your are doing.  Dont go by "feel".

I was on a pump at the time of my surgery in 2005.  My insulin requirement went from 150 units a day to 20 units a day.  I use a little more now and am still on the pump.  That was my choice as I feel good on the pump and can deal with staying on insulin.  But the requirements decreasing and the improvement in circulation, feeling in feet and hands, and improvement in diabetic eye problems have improved so much.  Plus my heart improved so much I was allowed to go back to work and off disability.  Praise God for helping me find such a great surgeon and my heart MD suggesting the surgery and supporting me in EVERY way possible.

Made a huge difference in my life. 

Carry on with your life and remember to be better to yourself then you were BEFORE the surgery.  Remember the surgery is to help you regain your life.

(deactivated member)
on 4/27/09 4:37 am - Woodbridge, VA
Please see the articles and studies in my profile. Complete resolution of type 2 diabetes IS possible with surgery - they are even conducting studies as we speak on surgery as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in patients who are not even overweight (with promising results).

And it's not just diet controlled. I invite you to the DS board to ask of those who have been cured by their surgery - they are out there. "Cured" as in they can eat freely, including sugar, and not have an abnormally high blood glucose spike. "Cured" as in off all meds, including insulin, and maintaining an A1C in the low 5s (some even in the 4s) at 10+ years out from their surgery.

I agree that still checking your glucose levels occasionally even after off meds is something you should continue to do as a means of monitoring, but as for your statement about having to watch your weight and food intake for the rest of your life, I respectfully disagree (even if to also point out that not all type 2 diabetics have ever even been overweight - excess weight is not a requirement for diabetes, and there are numerous studies that show that surgery can resolve the diabetes even without much weight loss).
on 4/27/09 5:22 am - Antioch, TN
I understand that there is appx 87% remission w/ RNY & 98% w/DS so I do understand that all won't receive the same results.

Jilly Bean, what was your personal experience with it?
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