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Aug 26, 2009. I am 50 years old. I found this site by aol search and here I am. Unbelievable I weigh a whooping 395 lbs at my PCP 3 weeks ago and along with thatI have a high AC1 of 9.2 I looked up on this site with my height at 5"8" in that i have a BMI of 60 which means I am SUPER Morbid obese. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...... I started on a new diabetic medicine called Janumet along with sliding scale of Metformin with blood sugars over 250. I started reflecting about my Aunt Patsy who died last year from complications of diabets. I do not want to let diabetes takes over my body and end my life early. My PCP ordered me to take my blood sugar 3 times a day. Well that was awakening call for me. My first FSBS was 327mg/dl. OMG I thought I really need to change my life. I have been addicted to soft drinks such as cokes, pepsi and mountain dew. So for the last 3 weeks I have given up soft drinks. That was a major step for me. I have been trying to move alittle more and watch my carbs. I am sick of chicken so I need to figure some other meats along with chicken. My blood sugars have come down now and ranging from low 200s to 140 but mostly staying under 200 so that has improved. I go back to my PCP tomorrow and hope that some more weight loss. I have been working up for the gastric bypass for almost a year now because of my insurance and also because I had to go to California to spend time with my daughter. I am due to go back to my cardiologist which is my last clearance for my bypass surgery on Sept 8. I am praying for that clearance. Please pray for me that I can get this surgery soon after that. Then I will schedule appointment with Dr. Ken McDonald after that once I talk with his assistant on getting all my paperwork up. I am looking for a support group here who is going through same process and who has had the gastric bypass and how they have got through everything.