Diabetes

Anniezw
on 6/11/19 7:29 am
RNY on 09/01/19

Hello, I'm new to this community. I have been in a weight loss/diabetic program since January 2019. Surgery will be sometime in September 2019. I am having this surgery to eliminate my diabetes. Weight loss will not work for this as I have metabolic syndrome. The loss of diabetes is the entire reason why I need this surgery, the added weight loss is a bonus.

Im wondering if there are any others out there like me in my position. I would like to hear from you.

Citizen Kim
on 6/11/19 4:42 pm - Castle Rock, CO

There is no guarantee that RNY will put you in remission.

I am still diabetic, albeit well controlled, 15 years after RNY and at a normal BMI

You would get a better chance of remission getting a DS than an RNY.

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Anniezw
on 6/11/19 10:53 pm
RNY on 09/01/19

I've had diabetes less than 5 years. My surgeon strongly suggested RNY. I also have metabolic syndrome which complicates things without surgery.

White Dove
on 6/11/19 8:08 pm

They really dont know why diabetes goes into remission for some and not for others. A person could be 300 pounds overweight, have surgery and immediately have diabetes go into remission for life.

Or they can go into remission for a while and have it come back, or they may never see a remission.

From my memory and research, the greatest odds are with DS, approximately 95% chance of going into remission.

With RNY about 70% and with VSG about 50%

Diabetes is never cured, but may require much less medicines, especially after weight loss.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Anniezw
on 6/11/19 10:52 pm
RNY on 09/01/19

I've had diabetes less than 5 years. My surgeon strongly suggested RNY. I also have metabolic syndrome which complicates things without surgery.

Cris1976
on 6/11/19 8:21 pm

I was pre-diabetic and I take bypass, but I was morbid obesity. Do you diabets is under control with medicines? DS is an serious procedure for absortion...

Sorry, english dont is my first language.

Anniezw
on 6/11/19 10:49 pm
RNY on 09/01/19

I take lots of meds for diabetes. The amount is control is unreliable.

White Dove
on 6/12/19 5:40 am, edited 6/11/19 10:41 pm

Generally if you have been diabetic less than seven years and have not been on insulin, that is your best chance of remission. That is a reason to not keep waiting for surgery.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Imgonnalosesoon
on 6/11/19 8:34 pm
VSG on 03/21/19

I had VSG and was told by surgeon that my diabetes may or may not go into remission. I'm thrilled that it did in fact go into remission immediately. I took last two medications up to the day before surgery and have been off them both since day one. Fasting blood sugar was 25 and A1C 18 when I was first diagnosed with diabetes about 18 months ago. Just had blood work done for my upcoming three month appointment and Fasting blood sugar is 5.5 and A1C 5.4.

HW:212 CW:166 GW:125

Surgeon: Dr. Penner @ TWH

Anniezw
on 6/11/19 10:48 pm
RNY on 09/01/19

This is fantastic news! So happy for you. Gives me hope.

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