So so glad to see you! Thank you for your response. And 100% agreed. That's what I have read over and over. When the weight comes back, so does the diabetes.Glad to see you and sorry about the diabetes.
Here's what I think is the straight scoop. If you got down to a normal weight tomorrow, your diabetes would be history most likely. But it's not cured. The weightloss fixed it temporarily. It will always be right there on the horizon because there was no metabolic change.
All of what you said. My sincere hope is that I'll be among the 95% who experience full reversal of t2d.The DS forces a real metabolic change. And over 95% of the time it reverses type 2. Right away as in immediately postop. Weightloss has nothing to do with it. People have had other procedures and resolved their diabetes with weight loss. But gain a few pounds and it comes right back. The only procedure that offers hope to never see diabetes again is the DS. Nothing else you can do works as well as the DS. The DS ends the hyperlipidemia too. You won't need statins. You won't have neuropathy and retinopathy in your future.
I am ready for the surgery, more than I've ever been. I don't have another option. It's awful timing my GP is away until mid December. I've waited this long, I can wait for a few months. I am really hoping she will co operate. I'll go through the documents on how to talk to the GP and provide her more info on the procedure as well as go in prepared. I also need her to write me lab requisitions, when asked. If she refuses, I'll have to look for a new GP. And ideally i don't want to waste time on that. It's very hard to find GPs that are taking new patients, here.I encourage you to do the the surgery ASAP. Before all these issues even start. I agree with you that diabetes is a terrible disease. The only thing that causes more amputations and blindness than diabetes is accidents. You are right to take it seriously.
I am going to start writing to Dr. Marchesini (who I hope is still practicing) and Dr. Ungson, tonight. I'll be self paying, traveling from Canada. I know Dr. Aceves passed away some time back, unfortunately.
I've heard Dr. Greenbaum offers a good self-pay rate also.