I am a 47 year old diabetic and have been overweight all of my adult life. I had gastric bypass 2 years ago and lost most of the "extra"weight, although I have not reached goal. I must still struggle everyday to make the right choices. The weight loss surgery helped to get my A1C and daily sugars under control. In addition, I no longer have high blood pressure. I am still living with very painful arthritis in my knees. All that aside, Life is good. I have a wonderful husband and 2 adult children who still live at home.