@Diana Cox I really appreciate the explanation, and your opinion (very well informed and well considered, I must add) on this procedure. I had been doing my research and trying to understand it, by comparing it to the RNYGB, but it wasn't very clear to me. Thanks once again for your help. It really doesn't look like a worthwhile procedure to me now that I understand it from reading what you've shared. Goodness, this saved me a lot of unnecessary stress. Thank you x100. *phew* Diana, is there anything besides the insanely long common channel, which is very discouraging in itself, that makes this a poor choice for diabetes reversal? I wonder if Baltazar meant to say that the "Switch" portion of the DS is what's being done in Europe for 10+ years to reverse diabetes in non-obese diabetics? He mentioned the DJB, though, in this context, which is what confused me. I just read a post on PB's Diabetes and the DS section where a member had talked about how their non-obese partner had just the "Switch" part of the DS in Europe (Baltazar was the surgeon) to reverse their diabetes. Do you have any thoughts on how long the common channel is left in this procedure, for non-obese diabetics? *checks* Hmm the member mentioned their partner had a 50 cm common channel, and they were told he'd lose about 30 pounds post surgery, which I believe he was able to regain. This resolved his diabetes, successfully. It's too bad Dr. B (and please know that I am not trying to disparage him, and I know he is a great surgeon) was trying to convince me to get the DJB, which apparently has a 500 cm common channel (approx) when he himself performs the Switch part of the DS in non-obese diabetics and gives them a 50 cm common channel. I posted about the DJB last year on PB, but I was leaning heavily in the DS direction so I didn't take the time to explore the alternative procedure in more depth. I can glean from my readings that the DJB is an experimental procedure, and it's not the "standard" for diabetes reversal in Europe-- that'd be the switch part of the DS. Well...I wish he had been clearer about this. Anyway, doing my part of the research and asking the experienced members here for their insights..is my job. Hopefully, this will be useful for any other lightweights who get suggested this procedure because they are not "sick enough" to get the DS.