Re: Diabetes And Lap Band?
I am overweight, but not enough to be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
I am well aware of how difficult it is to lose weight. Our bodies just seem to "learn" to run on very few calories, and we have to reduce them radically in order to produce a weight loss. Exercise is the key to it. If you build lean muscles, they use more calories than fat does.
I don't know why you would have the idea that lap-band, as opposed to the largely-invasive stapling or gastric bypass procedures, would not help diabetics?
The basic truth is this: lose weight, diabetes gets better....and so do a host of other illnesses....
The other basic truth, is one you already know. The bariatric surgery does not, in itself, cause you to lose any weight. It simply provides you with a "full" feeling after not ingesting very much food. The mechanism of losing the weight can be accomplished exactly in the same manner with, or without, bariatric surgery. However, without is HARD. Many people, including me, find it NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE. I fight and fight and fight with my own will to just keep my weight where it is. It is a continuous, daily struggle.
There is another way to feel "full" on less food.... and that is to keep your blood sugar low. There is nothing that makes you feel more hungry than a high blood sugar.