Most people who are obese also live with type 2 diabetes, in fact the current obesity epidemic has risen in tandem with the type 2 diabetes rate in the U.S. Weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to keep type 2 diabetes symptoms under control.
My experience with my bariatric surgeon's support group is that it was useful in preparing me pre-surgery and for a short-term post-op in managing my new anatomy. However, it did little to educate me on how to maintain lifetime obesity disease management. My surgeon told me, "I do the surgery. The rest is up to you." So, in this series of…