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At 300 pounds, Chris Burke knew he needed to lose weight. He’d been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005 and promptly did everything his doctors asked of him. Initially, that meant following a diet and exercise regimen, along with taking daily doses of metformin. Eventually—as his condition worsened and he became insulin deficient—that meant giving himself injections of insulin up to seven times a day. But his blood glucose levels remained dangerously high.

After two years of trying to manage his diabetes, he was up to 425 pounds and his blood glucose levels were three times the norm. In 2007, he was hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening…

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