Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Janet Pieson was taking insulin and the maximum doses of two medications in an effort to control her type 2 diabetes.
Weight-Loss Surgery Stories for Orange Coast Memorial
"Before bariatric surgery, I was diabetic and had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and constant pain."
"I've learned how to eat better and wanted to do this for myself to avoid the risk of diabetes, which runs in my family."
"My journey has been amazing. Seven months after my surgery I was able to complete a 26 mile bike marathon with my sons and I felt great!"
"Before my surgery, my husband would take our dog for hikes in the canyon and I would be trailing behind."