I just read with interest the posting by Durockrolly, "Question for my fellow diabetics." He attracted some very good input. I was diabetic for more than 15 years and had all the side-issues that went with it until I underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2009. Within a year after my surgery, my diabetes (and the 93 units of insulin daily) disappeared.
However, since then I have performed a daily balancing act of exercise, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, hypoglycemia, pulse rates, blood pressure and several other issues, including the bothersome after-effects of my diabetes (sore feet, swollen ankles, infections).
I would appreciate hearing from any other bike riders who had bariatric surgery to learn how they're coping with a whole different set of health and fitness problems that, in their entirety, seem to be unique to former diabetics who are trying to live more normal lives.