In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, marketing executive, author, blogger, patented inventor, and professional speaker, Denise London is living the bariatric wellness journey.
Many of Denise’s relatives died from complications related to diabetes, suffering from blindness, strokes, and neuropathy. Some were even forced to undergo amputations. So when Denise was diagnosed with the disease, she knew it was serious. For years she struggled with health issues related to her diabetes and obesity, including fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, and depression. She tried just about every diet and exercise routine out there to keep her weight and her diabetes under control, only to have her health continue to deteriorate. After her second knee surgery, her surgeon advised her to consider knee replacement. Instead, she decided to tackle her diabetes and weight issues head on.
Denise had gastric bypass surgery in 2010, and it was one of the best decisions she ever made. She got down to a healthy weight, and the diabetes disappeared. It wasn’t always easy, but the surgery had helped her take back control of her life.
Over the course of her journey, Denise learned that bariatric wellness is about much more than eating healthy and staying active—it’s about taking care of the inner and outer you. Meditating, journaling, joining a support group, and taking a renewed interest in fashion were just some of the ways she nourished not just her physical wellbeing, but her mental and emotional wellbeing too.
Now, by sharing her experiences, along with the resources she’s discovered and in some cases developed, she provides both inspiration and guidance for those considering weight loss surgery, or going through the journey themselves.