I never wanted to be an athlete. I never wanted to run a big old marathon. I never wanted to be this strong athletic woman. What I wanted was to be healthy. I knew if I did not make a change, I was going to die. My mother and my grandmother died as the
result on having type 2 diabetes I had a flashback. Five years ago I found
out I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I used food as a way to cope. I just looked up one day and I was over
200 pounds, almost 300 pounds. Although results vary from patient to patient,
following bariatric surgery, Wanda is a perfect example. She went through our comprehensive program at George Washington University Hospital and now her diabetes type 2 is in remission and her hypertension is resolved. Now I can get into one pant leg. Walking became my best friend. even when I was in the hospital I think
it was maybe a day after I had this surgery I was up and walking that floor in that hospital. I believe GW Bariatric Program saved my life.