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I had struggled with my weight for about the last 15 years, getting heavier and heavier no matter what I tried. I was diagnosed with type II diabetes in the fall of 2011. I struggled with the various medications and the side effects. Diabetic diets did little to lower my blood sugar.

My doctor gave me the choice; lots of insulin or look into bariatric weight loss surgery. It was the best choice I ever made. I had my ruen-y surgery on September 28, 2012. I have currently lost 120 lbs with a normal BMI. I have normal blood sugar with no medication and have been off cholesterol medication since the day after surgery. I am back to my high school weight and have more energy than I have had in years. I would chose this option again in a heartbeat.