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Doctors are now said to be urging people to have gastric bypass procedures to loose weight so they can avoid the complications of diabetes, and not save the surgery as a last resort.
There are far too many people who are obese and then diabetic. From there, their health just worsens as diabetes leads to heart and kidney disease, blindness, and amputations. In other words you have to drop the weight and the fat any way you can or your future is bleak.
For those of us lucky diabetics with type 2 that is easily controllable with diet and exercise, it's easy to get spoiled.
But it's a dangerous thing to rely on. We may have great sugar readings, but the minute we think we can let out guard down, we're on our way to trouble. Diabetes doesn't take a vacation. It hides around the corner watching and waiting for us to become too confident and cocky. This is very easy to do when we are on vacation or otherwise let our guard down. Don't ever get too comfortable and feel like you can afford to cheat for a week or two. It will catch up with you.
If you are doing well stick to your diet and exercise program and you won't have to worry about this beast.
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