Saturday, January 16, 2010

Diabetes and the Lapband Seminar

I am so psyched! I loved the Seminar, and I love Emory Bariatic Center. All my questions were answers. I was even able to ask if we were suggested to do a Pre-op Liquid Diet. ( Which we are to shrink our Fatty Livers down.)

I called to make my Step 2 appointment but they had not processed the paperwork from the Seminar yet. I like, let's get on with it People! But I'm trying to be patient. I have to do a Weight history, and a Diet History. I discovered my Weight has been steady since 2006. Really has not moved until this past fall when I gained 30 lbs. I'm thinking the Diabetes was the reason was the weight gain.

OH. I was Diagonsed with Diabetes two weeks ago. yeah, fun fun fun. But so far I'm controlling it with monitoring and diet. My blood glucose this morning was 99!!! Woot! Woot! I really want to kick this disease. I know when I get this fat off me I have a higher chance of staying off the meds but its just a chance. Diabetes doesn't discriminate. Thin people get Diabetes, too. I will want to get this under control.

Truth is I'm mad! I don't want to have to check my sugar 5 times a day for the rest of my life. Dang it, I didn't do enough and it got me. I have the Genetics, I knew it was coming, I was half ass trying to change my eating habits, losing a little bit of weight, and waiting to get a lapband. But I haven't been exercising. I was still eating a lot of sugar, and carbs. I was eating a ton of pasta. I cut back on the soda, fast food, fried foods, and it showed. I was losing weight. Where ever that 30 lbs came from that I gained this fall, I've took it and 10 more off. But, Not in time.

I feel like I'm in the grips of a giant clawwed Lobster that won't let go ever. I know the Lapband is going to help me get healthy but I really crushed about the Diabetes. My Dad died from complications from Diabetes. He didn't take care of himself. He ate what he wanted, and alter his insulin to what he ate. I know you can't do it. I saw the effects. The amputation, the blindness, the neuropathy. I'm not going to end my life like his. If nothing else he motivated me to do differently.

That's why I have to get my Lapband, and get this Fat off me. I'm ready now! I wanna get Healthy now!


  1. Being diagnosed with diabetes at 37(last year) was the push toward lapband for me. Since banding I do not take any meds and my last A1C test was 6.3. Under 6 is normal! I'm close to being in remission. I actually have to go get my next A1C this week- I'm so excited to see if I'm under 6.
    You were just diagnosed and you can turn this around! Just be committed to the band.

  2. Hi! Just read through your blog. I'm in preband land as well. Both my father and grandfather have (and had respectively) Type II Diabetes and heart disease, for that matter. That's a big reason I'm trying to get banded myself. I'm trying to stop the cycle early. Good luck!