Maria had Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Bariatric Surgery

Maria Catana
Dropped Insulin of 160 units to 30 units in first week.

Maria Gastric Bypass

“I am a type 1 diabetic for 33 years. I had severe insulin resistance and taking prescription meds for many co-morbid health problems. High blood pressure, Cholesterol, sleep apnea, depression, etc. I was taking 160 units of insulin a day and was over 300 lbs. I had been told for quite a while that having a child was not a possibility for me. So I looked into Gastric Bypass (Bariatric Surgery).

Within the first weeks of surgery I was taking only 30 units of insulin a day. No more sleep apnea, high cholesterol, blood pressure. They were gone and so were prescription drugs for them.

Though it was risky to happen so fast, 6 months after surgery, surprise!!! I found out I was pregnant.

I gave birth to a healthy 9 lbs., 2 1/2 oz. baby girl named Katherine Hope. She is perfect and the biggest blessing of our lives. We chose the middle name Hope right away because it fit perfectly. Without the gastric bypass surgery and the great help and support I received from Dr. Bertha and his team my life felt Hopeless. Now we have been blessed with Katie HOPE!!

My life has turned around full circle and I no longer feel trapped in the body I had. It was hard to make the decision to do the surgery. I struggled and struggled to commit to it, but in the end it was the greatest commitment I ever made.”