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what type of surgery is planned?
has your doctor talked about starting you on daily insulin?
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Bariatric surgery has some specific guidelines, so the surgeon will look at your BMI (body mass index) as well as other medical conditions such as your diabetes. For many people undergoing gastric bypass, they have other medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea.They will also run a bunch of blood work and other tests such as EKG and chest X-ray. They may want an ultrasound of the heart called an echocardiogram.
They will often also have you meet with other specialists such as a psychiatrist, who will evaluate your reason for the surgery and motivation to keep weight off after the surgery. You may also meet with a pulmonologist because of the sleep apnea and an endocrinologist because of the diabetes.
Are you having gastric banding or are they doing a more involved surgery?
Depends on the surgeon, but they will ask why you want to have the surgery done, if you understand what the surgery entails, if you understand what the recovery is like and that it means a big lifestyle change.
There is about a 1% complication rate - ie. wound infections, etc with the surgery, so they will make sure that you understand that as well
Ok, your A1C and diabetes will usually improve after the surgery.
The weight loss helps, but there may also be some change in how your body responds to insulin, which helps with control of your blood sugar
The Mayo Clinic website has this information for patients about gastric bypass surgery as well.http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bariatric-surgery/basics/how-you-prepare/prc-20019138
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