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    vic
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    Hi all, my 1st thread. I had my bypass on th 1st April 2009 currently lost 11st which is amazing (never thought i would be so happy) except i have a problem. I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for over 30 yrs. Im one of the unlucky ones that diabetes wont go away! Any way since the op well for the 1st year after anyway i managed to maintain my diabetes with great results juggling insulin to what i eat etc.. but in January 2010 i started having unconscious hypo’s during the night no warngs it was happening id get them 3-4 times a week which was a nightmare considering i had got my confidence back started dating a lovely guy who really didnt know what the hell was happening (poor man) to be honest it only struck me that i was having hypo’s the 3rd time it happened when i was semi conscious and couldnt get out of bed struggling to get dextro’s tablets or a drink down my throat as the hypo had taken hold. Anyway luckily we now know what’s happening and he is fantastic at administering glucogel he says im a boyfriend batter though as i thrash around so much when having a hypo (i know he’s joking really!) i have now been referred back to a diabetes consultant with diabetic nurse specialist to try and sort this problem out but im struggling to explain the bypass and effects it has to the diabetic nurse and i have been trying to research online any type 1 diabtes and gastric bypass studies with the long term effects of the surgery on the condition and im not coming up with anything.
    Im wondering if anyone on here can 1) help me out with the research
    2) to see if any one is in the same boat as me with their type 1 diabtes after having surgery?

    I thought my life was getting back on track, coming through depression before my op but now these diabtes problems are ruling my new life and i feel so down about it all.

    Sorry for the long thread, i could add more but don’t want to bore any of you.

    thanks in advance
    Vic xxxx

    #46049
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Vic

    Sorry to hear about your problems, I’m not a diabetic but I feel for you. Just a thought though, wouldn’t the diabetic nurse have access to more medical research than you do? perhaps you could ask her if she can recommend any books or sites to go to, it’s worth a shot. You didn’t say where you had your bypass done, perhaps they might be able to help.

    Sorry I’m not able to give you any info but keep your chin up lass, it will come good in the end, just keep thinking positive.

    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxx

    #46052
    luckyflower
    Member

    Hi Vic,
    Firstly well done on the weight loss. No wonder you feel you have life again. As for diabetes sorry I can not help, do think that surgeons will know this sort of thing so agree with Lesley perhaps you should contact your team and ask them.
    hope you find solution
    H

    #46051
    Irene
    Member

    Hi Vic,
    Welcome and well done on your weight loss.
    Sorry I can’t help with your prob either. I would suggest maybe contacting your bariatric team as they possibly have a Diabetes Specialist on the team…. worth a try. I know when I started on this journey I spoke with a diabetes Doctor (I am type 2) so hopefully your team has one on their books.
    Goodluck

    Keep us posted.

    #46048
    vic
    Member

    Hi Guys,

    Hope you are all well today?

    Thanks for your messages, that’s the problem my diabetic nurse doesnt seem that interested to be honest! Im thinking about asking my gp to refer me back to my original diabetes team at Haywards Heath (think i might get more joy from them!) I had my bypass done by the wonderful Shaw Sommers at Chichester. May be i should ask the bariatric team will do that i think.
    Vic xxxx

    #46047
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @vic 19862 wrote:

    Hi Guys,

    Hope you are all well today?

    Thanks for your messages, that’s the problem my diabetic nurse doesnt seem that interested to be honest! Im thinking about asking my gp to refer me back to my original diabetes team at Haywards Heath (think i might get more joy from them!) I had my bypass done by the wonderful Shaw Sommers at Chichester. May be i should ask the bariatric team will do that i think.
    Vic xxxx

    I think that is an excellent idea. Congratulations on your magnificent weight loss. What a loser!!! ;-))

    Doodah x

    #46050
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Vic

    I agree with Doodah, the team at Chichester will be able to point you in the right direction and put your mind at ease. Well done again on your loss, it’s fantastic.

    Love
    Lesley
    xx

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