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I'm scheduled for the sleeve in May and had to do the pilimary blood work which came back that I'm type 2 diabetes now. The Dr won't release me till video conference for a plan of action but can't see me till just before original surgery date as she is booked out on appointments. Has anyone else had this set them back from moving forward ?

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I'll be having my surgery on May 19th. I too found out during all the pre testing that I was now in fact Type 2 as well. I had been on the borderline for years until now. Mine came back at 6.7 this time around. Anyway, the nurses and my family doc and surgeon saw the results but didn't address it at all. Now I don't know if that's due to the fact that I'm already on Metformin for Insulin Resistance or maybe because surgery is not far away or maybe a combo of the two. Either way I was never put on any additional medication. They are probably gonna wait and see what happens within the first few weeks, I assume, before making a decision. I'm sure this new info won't prevent you from getting the surgery. If anything it's even more of a reason to get it.

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Thank you for the information, I'm lost all the sudden. Mine came back 6.6 but I see my surgeon in 2 days for the scope so I'm going to address as everything is in order but my primary releasing me now. So nervous how this will affect a may 27th date

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32 minutes ago, Girlfriday70 said:

Thank you for the information, I'm lost all the sudden. Mine came back 6.6 but I see my surgeon in 2 days for the scope so I'm going to address as everything is in order but my primary releasing me now. So nervous how this will affect a may 27th date

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Good luck! I am anxious to see what they say. I can't imagine it would halt the surgery.

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Since WLS is documented to trigger remission in a large percentage of diabetics, it's very unlikely that your recent diagnosis will prevent you from undergoing the surgery. If anything, it gives you more evidence that your WLS is necessary. Remissions are more common for people recently diagnosed with diabetes, as opposed to those who have had the condition for many years, have been taking insulin for extended time, and/or whose diabetes is uncontrolled.

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So what did the doc say?

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Had to do a diabetes consult and Dr signed off on surgery #2.so, May 26th Hienal hernia surgery and heal 4 weeks then move to next phase the gastric sleeve. Thankful my Dr. agreed that the sleeve with proper diet will take care of the diabetes. So, moving forward.

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15 minutes ago, Girlfriday70 said:

Had to do a diabetes consult and Dr signed off on surgery #2.so, May 26th Hienal hernia surgery and heal 4 weeks then move to next phase the gastric sleeve. Thankful my Dr. agreed that the sleeve with proper diet will take care of the diabetes. So, moving forward.

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Glad to hear it. Wonder why they won't just do both at one time like I hear so many others having done?

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I was a severe Type 2 diabetic before the WLS. My numbers were always in the high 200's and low 300's on a daily basis. That is the main reason why the docs approved the surgery. Now I am no longer a diabetic. I am almost 9 months post op. After only 2 months post op, I was no longer a diabetic.

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