“I had struggled with my weight my entire life. At age 23, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes which later became insulin-dependent. I would take up to 6 insulin shots throughout the day trying to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Despite this, my diabetes was poorly controlled and started to cause kidney dysfunction. I also developed high blood pressure.
In 2010, I was confronted with the seriousness of all my health conditions. I started to think about my future as a single mom with a young daughter. I wanted to see her grow up and be there for her for many years to come. I wanted my life back!
I had my gastric bypass on April 3, 2012. That day was the first day of my new life. It was also the last day I took insulin and blood pressure medication. I was thrilled. In 11 months, I lost 109 pounds and am free from diabetes and high blood pressure. No more pills! No more needles!
I can truly say my life has changed forever and I am really living and loving every minute of it.”
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