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Stacy Dietz

Stacy Dietz

Allentown • Down 148 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Like many overweight individuals, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. When I was 40, I was diagnosed as diabetic. I lost an aunt to diabetes at the age of 59, and I didn’t want to follow in her path. I chose St. Luke’s for my surgery and haven’t looked back since. Within the first month, I noticed that I wasn’t tired all the time – I finally had energy! I’m 43 years young and I feel like I’m in my 20s! I took up jogging after my surgery and am proud to be a mentor with the First Strides running program for women. My advice to others: My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!

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