Has anyone had weight loss surgery to "cure" diabetes?

Has anyone had weight loss surgery to "cure" diabetes?

I have been told that after having this surgery I would no longer have to treat my diabetes. However I am wondering if I would be trading one set of problems for another. Since I have a weight problem being approved is not a problem, but I prefer to do things as naturally as possible. Some insight would be helpful and appreciated.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member, Research, Cynthia. Being over weight is stressful for your heart. Being overweight and diabetic is twice as stressful for your entire body. Talk to you endrochrondolgist or surgeon and ask for their professional opinion.When one is diabetic throw "natural" out the window. Good luck.

posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Knowing that getting rid of the visceral fat has been shown to be effective I went from a 37 inch waist to a 33 inch waist and still watching carefully what I eat I have maintained a BS between 5 and 6 . Since I cannot afford an MRI on my liver, intestines and pancreas I have to hope that my diabetes is in the past. Originally I was horrified by two things 1. The widespread attitude that Diabetes was a "progressive" disease so that the best one could do was "try" to control it and 2.No one talked of a cure and I suspected that Big Pharm would resist any talk of a cure because each patient is worth approximately $13 000 USD each and every year. My history proves my point!!! My doctor sent me to a diabetes clinic which was beautifully appointed in a large hospital.....NEVER ONCE was I directed to losing weight BDQ only how many carrots etc would be "appropriate"....their attitude to eggs was quite frankly "old fashioned" and I think misguided but then Polen in his book "In Defense Of Food" points out that nutrition is not a science but an Art!!! In history we see Big Sugar lean on the FDA and Harvard researchers to make "fat" a noxious substance rather than sugar which was indeed the villain!!! So you must excuse me for doubting the medical and nutrition professions....we do live in a corrupt world!!! So if you have Diabetes2 YOU have the responsibility to do something about it......LOSE FAT about your belly button....Eat NO PROCESSED FOODS....NO RICE,POTATOES,OR PASTA AND NO SUGAR.....do eat lots of SALADS and GREEN VEGGIES AND FISH. Get as much exercise as you can cope with but care enough not to hurt yourself.....do it in small doses!!! I suspect that I am cured from Diabetes2 perhaps you could be also!!!

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

in the films I have watched about this surgery they take the gallbladder out as well and diabetis goes straight away .don't think its cus of the gallbladder being taken away .I had mine removed and still got diabetis xx

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I suspect that for bariatric surgery to work, you would need to be prepared to change your entire lifestyle. I am sure that you can have the surgery and still cheat, still manage to consume the foods that gave you the problem in the first place. If you have no self discipline with food before the surgery, surely you would struggle with that afterwards?

posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

That also happened in Newcastle and 100% of the candidates for stomach and intestine surgery lost their diabetes.....the theory is that if you lose your visceral fat the liver and pancreas can get on with their job. From this I am losing my visceral fat but so far I can`t report a reduction in insulin resistance....but I am hopeful!!!

posted about 3 years ago
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