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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss - My Bariatric Life "Before and After"

This sharepost is part of a series about total body contouring plastic surgery that My Bariatric Life underwent following massive weight loss.    

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posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Sporadic and Familial Hemiplegic Migraine - The Basics

To understand Hemiplegic Migraine, we have to understand that Migraine attacks are episodic manifestations of a genetic neurological disease.... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Diabetes and Hypothyroidism: Partners in Ill Health

What’s wrong with you if you have diabetes along with mood fluctuations, if you are anxious, if you often get angry, and if you have a poor memory? Are you just a bad person?

 

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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

What Can We Believe?

When can we believe what we read? It’s not always easy to know.

 

One problem is “news” releases and blogposts by people who have something to gain if we follow their advice. The Internet is full of “diabetes cures” that are essentially scams. Most of us know to ignore such fanciful claims. If... Read moreChevron

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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

A Diabetes Gadget I Won't Use

Sometimes I think of myself as becoming a diabetes gadget guru -- I've got an insulin pump, and a CGM (continuous glucose monitor), and of course more blood glucose meters than I really need. And my smartphone is forever getting... Read moreChevron

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