I had the op in Hamilton, Ontario under OHIP program +3 yrs ago, best thing I ever did health-wise. Feel like I'm 30 years younger. A1C consistently at 5.6-6.5, only negative is having to take Vitamin D supplement. Not for everyone. Eating is still a project requiring willpower and planning. Not drinking before, during or after eating is tough, still, but I do my best.