Transcending Type 1

The Calming Benefits of Yoga for T1Ds

Physical activity is important, especially for those of us living with diabetes. However, it can be overwhelming to know what to do, how much to do, and when. In general, exercising with diabetes is tricky. On the one hand, it can make your body more sensitive to insulin which can help you control the ups […]

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Traveling with diabetes can feel overwhelming at times. From schedule changes and exhausting sightseeing events to unknown foods and general anxiety about being somewhere other than home, there are many reasons traveling can be stressful. We’ve been there, and we get it! However, we’re big believers in living life to the fullest despite our challenges […]

What We’re Reading Now: Helpful Resources on Diabetes Care

We don’t know about you but lazy days by the pool bring us blissful days of reading and relaxation. Sure, we have our non-fiction stack nearby, but we thought we’d share some of the self-help books our team relies on when it comes to diabetes care. For Kids and Families: A Type 1 Diabetes Guide […]

Is Intermittent Fasting Actually Safe for T1Ds?

Intermittent fasting isn’t new, and the concept is relatively simple: fast for a certain number of hours a day and eat for the rest. So, if you decide that a 16:8 intermittent fasting diet is for you, then you’re fasting for 16 hours (typically with most of those hours while you sleep) and eating for […]

Introducing Glucose Shots: A New Delicious Way to Control Your Lows

We’re so excited to share with you the newest product we’ve added to the Transcend family. Introducing our Mixed Berry Glucose Shots that give you immediate, direct and precise blood sugar support when you need it the most. The American Diabetes Association recommends treating low blood sugar or hypoglycemia with 15 grams of glucose. Just […]

9 Helpful Mental Health Resources for Greater Peace of Mind

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re pausing throughout the month to acknowledge just how much diabetes affects our overall mental health. Turns out, it’s a lot. Today, we’re focusing on what resources can help us navigate the complexities that come with having a disease that affects each of us every day. These […]

How To Integrate An Exercise Schedule Into Your Daily Routine

Scheduling at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days is critical to maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing when managing diabetes. Overall, the American Diabetes Association recommends 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes per day, five days per week.  They call it the “Magic 150.” Sounds special, right? That’s because regular physical activity helps […]

Challenge Your Cardio

Are you someone who jumps on the treadmill and walks or runs a set distance or duration every time? If so, you’re probably missing out on the true calorie-burning benefits of a cardio workout. When managing diabetes, maintaining a healthy exercise routine is paramount to your wellbeing. In fact, exercise lowers blood glucose levels and boosts […]

Month of Hope: Warrior Highlight

Did you know that April is the Month of Hope? Hope can change situations and lives, it is an emotion that is determined by each individual. We know April is almost over but it’s never too late to share the inspirational stories of our Transcend Warriors. Each one of our Transcend Warriors share their own […]

Why Should You Join a Diabetes Online Community?

Social media has become a crucial part of our everyday lives. In the last year, everything has gone virtual and we had to make a lot of adjustments to our lives. We gather news updates, connect with family and friends, shop and build communities through social media, especially in a COVID-19 world.  Day to day […]

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Healthy Treats and Meals Made to Impress Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we all want to indulge in some delicious treats, whether it be with your significant other, friends or you are celebrating yourself. It is still the beginning of 2021 and we want to stay on track to make this our best year […]

New Year, New You, Right?

Simple tips to make 2021 your best year yet! New year, new you, right? 2020 was definitely one for the books. Let’s kick off 2021 being our best selves and get into a healthy routine.  Do you plan on taking charge of your health, both physical and mental this year? According to the CDC, patients […]