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Re: [IP] Type 1 - and considering bariatric surgery



Michelle, your last paragraph says it all.  Happy New Year.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:28 AM, Schlight Family <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  My husband (who had/has T2) had BPD (biliary pancreatic diversion, a type
> of
> gastric bypass ) surgery nearly 10 years ago
>
>  He did lose weight, allowing his doctors to do a much needed knee
> replacement,
> but he suffers from severe malnutrition issues
>
> He takes a multitude of OTC vitamins and minerals
>
>  Every med he takes must be an immediate/dissolving med rather than time
> release, etc. This causes problems with 'simple ' things like antibiotics
> or
> headache pills.
>
>  He was much healthier for the first 10 yrs or so, but, IMO, his current
> health
> scares me; he is always tired, lots of labs have been done, they keep
> addin g
> things that he has become 'seriously low' in ( he takes 2 prenatal
> vitamins a
> day, those are each approx double a regular vitamin, 3 calciums, iron,
> niacin,
> etc...)
>
>  He is showing signs of kidney failure/issues & has had several serious
> episodes
> with kidney stones in the last ~8 years
>
>  I am not a doctor, don't wanna be one & have never even played one in TV,
> but I
> think all the high doses of stuff he takes have impacted his renal
> functioning
>
>  He has foods that he was told not to eat; they cause (from his ongoing
> support
> group) anything from gas (knock out a room full of people) to serious
> diarrhea.
> I doubt he has any firm/semi normal BM to speak of
>
>  The things that we all need to do, if we are not, like smaller meals,
> better/variable/balanced food choices, exercise....you know 'the list'.
> <HaHa
> >don't go away post surgery, they just change
>
> MichelleS
> Dx IDDM Jan 1969
>
>
>
>  > On Dec 30, 2015, at 4:51 PM, Jessica Jimenez
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > I wanted to get feedback from anyone who has Type 1 and has had bariatric
> > surgery specifically gastric bypass.
> >
> >
> >
> > I do not "look" obese although I do know I am overweight. According to my
> > BMI I am technically considered obese.
> >
> > I am not considering the surgery because of weight loss.  its more
> because
> > the doctor believes I will have better control of my blood sugars in the
> > long run.
> >
> >
> >
> > Obviously there are risks with any surgery; I guess I'm looking to hear
> if
> > the risks are worth the reward.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you and Happy and healthy New Year to all!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Jessica 28 yrs young
> >
> > Type 1 for 15 years
> >
> > Pumping for 5 years currently on Animas Ping
> > .
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