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.
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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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.
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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.
on 6/11/19 8:34 pm
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.