Could It Happen?

on 4/21/17 8:22 pm

Hello, I go to see the surgeon on 5/01/17...My preference is the sleeve. My question concerns my blood sugar. I'm asking all those that could help me with this question. " Could I get my B/S back in control with the sleeve? I've heard definitely yes with RNY, but what about the sleeve? I've had the band before but it's been out for over two years now. I'm 5'3" and weigh 220. I'm starting the liquid diet in 4 weeks and this is a question that I will also ask my surgeon. Have anyone here have success with this issue?

on 4/22/17 6:03 am
RNY on 05/16/16

I think there are other factors involved that you'll need to discuss with your surgeon. They will take a complete medical history and with all of that information, give you the best suggestion for your health.

I went in completely sure that I wanted the sleeve. I hated the idea of dumping. I thought that removing part of my stomach would be better and I thought that the possibility of nutritional deficiencies was super scary.

After learning why the RNY was best for me, there was no question in my mind. I had out of control GERD and a long family history of diabetes and high blood pressure with heart disease. If I wanted to truly be healthy, RNY was my best option.

Listen to your surgeon, don't make any decisions until your consult.

49/F 4' 11" Highest Wt. 183.8--Surgery Wt. 173.0--Current Wt. 115.2--Goal Wt. 115.0

Erin T.
on 4/22/17 7:06 pm
VSG on 01/17/17

I'm diagnosed as a Type I diabetic (dead pancreas, Type I's do not produce any insulin) and have been for 21 years. However, we've known for about 2 years now that I'm certainly not Type I as I started to question my diagnosis and was able to do a short stint off all insulin (prior to surgery, and with very close doctor supervision). It's likely I actually have a genetic form of diabetes called MODY, which is also incurable but much more manageable than Type I.

Anyway. The day before my prep diet I took 60 units of insulin. I now take 3.75 units per day. I had VSG. But, I eat low carb (15-25g per day) and I work out 5-6 times per week. My A1c that was drawn at 8 weeks post op was 5.3% (down from around 6.0% prior to surgery).

So yes, I've seen great improvement but it's not without work and it's no magic cure that came about simply by my weight dropping. I chose VSG because I did not have GERD issues, I was terrified of dumping (but now think it would have all been fine if I'd chose it) and because I knew it wasn't going to take my diabetes completely away.

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

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 4/29/17 3:52 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I was pre-diabetic when I started the WLS process (5'3", 219 pounds). I am not anymore (VSG 13 months ago).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 5/1/17 5:39 pm

I was insulin dependent for 1 yr before my DS. RNY may resolve your BS, but the DS has a 98% cure rate for Type 2. Worked for me. BS are normal and I've been insulin free and diabetic meds free for 9 yrs, since I left the hospital after my DS.

HW/225 - 5'1" ~ SW/205/after surgery 215 ~ CW/145~ BMI-25.8~Normal BMI 132 ~DS Dr Rabkin 4/17/08
Plastics in Monterrey - See Group on OH Dr Sauceda Jan 13, 2011
LBL, BL, small thigh lift, arms & a full facelift on 1/17/11
UBL 1/21/13
Love my Body by Sauceda

on 5/3/17 6:55 am
Dear Friend, I can only speak for a DS/BPD point of view ... While the DS has a sleeve too I have had my pancreas hooked up to a separated part of the small intestine. For a couple of months it would dump insulin and drop my BS so I had to watch closely the types of foods I ate. The Pancreas is now functioning normally and my A1C's are at 6.5. You will eat less and pay for over eating with pain but it could lower the BS based on the types of foods you choose to eat.
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