• United States
15 Nov 09
The problem with this statement is is this not Stereotyping people? Saying that everyone who suffers from Type 2 Diabetes is overweight and needs the Surgery. Yes, this surgery will help with people no longer needing Insulin, etc. but not every person who is Type 2 is overweight. Some become overweight due to the meds they take, but at the same time not every person out there who is really overweight is always Diabetic as well. I started out Type 2, and then due to other Health issues and getting a big gash in my right leg, I am not insulin dependant and get sick if I miss my Insulin even, and my numbers are all over the board as well. Since being put on Insulin I became overweight. I was only about 15 pds over at most what I should have weighed prior to needing Insulin. So in reality it is a matter of lifestyle and choice, but if a person who is Diabetic really overweight, it could be a benefit for them if they can afford to do this as well.