Endo Barrier

on 11/16/19 12:45 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15


hubby was called by a local hospital asking if he wanted to be part of a trial of this. Anyone heard of it?

he wants to do it, but has to wait 30 days since he just took naproxen.

thoughts in this??

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

White Dove
on 11/17/19 4:48 am

I did not know this existed. I think that there are advantages to being part of a medical trial, because of the extra medial care and being closely followed. He is brave to want to try this.

I have been told that the longer you have diabetes, the less likely it is to go into remission with weight loss surgery. Some surgeons put the threshold at seven years. But that is still opinion and speculation. This might be the right thing for a person who does not want RNY.

I am certainly interested in hearing about his experience.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 11/17/19 5:35 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

I never heard of it either. The idea makes me nervous cause its so new-- but like you said trials get a lot of medical attention. Plus he supported my decision to have surgery- I'd be a bit of a hypocrite to do otherwise with him.

He hasn't been dx'ed with diabetes long, maybe about 3-4 years. He said they actually hoped his a1c was a bit higher, but I guess they need people for he trial. He does not take his diabetes meds regularly- so who knows what his a1c is. It was the hospital where his endocrinologist works that contacted him

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

Laura in Texas
on 11/17/19 5:56 am

Does he not want weight loss surgery?

If this does not help his diabetes, can he have weight loss surgery later?

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

on 11/17/19 6:34 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

Oh- that's a good question to ask. I'm imagine he can- since the device is removable.

he's mentioned once or twice about getting surgery- but has never seriously pursued it. He admits he doesn't think he can be as disciplined as he sees that I am.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

White Dove
on 11/17/19 7:50 am

Very few people are as disciplined as you are. Making the change to how his body processes food might be what he needs for a much healthier life. That is normally done with RNY or with DS, but if they can do it with this new procedure, it might be a good solution for him and for many other people.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Erin T.
on 11/17/19 6:58 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Interesting the "seven year" thing. I have a type of diabetes that can't be cured (MODY) but after having it for 20+ years when I had WLS I've seen drastic improvement. Before WLS I was on an insulin pump and taking anywhere from 60-100 units of Humalog/Novolog per day and my A1c's were in the low to mid 6's. I've been off insulin since about 4 months post op and I now take just Janumet. My portions are obviously smaller, but I do not restrict carbs. My last A1c was 5.7.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

White Dove
on 11/17/19 7:43 am

That improvement is wonderful. The surgeons who talk about seven years are referring to Type 2 diabetics who have been diagnosed within the last seven years being more likely to have complete remission.

I had Type 2 for twenty years and was treating it with Lantus and oral medications. After surgery, I was able to give up all medications for about three years, then put back on Metformin when A1C went over 6.

Three years ago I was diagnosed with kidney disease and taken off oral medications and put on insulin. It is so much harder to control low blood sugar episodes when using Humalog.

I hope you continue to do well with the Janumet.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

(deactivated member)
on 11/19/19 7:58 am

I still have diabetic neuropathy on half of one foot . Happened AFTER WLS ? !

my thinking is do Everything to remiss this horrible condition

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