Transcend Warrior – Whitney Gillett

My Story:

Hi, my name is Whitney! I am a Choreographer/Artistic Director in New York City. I was diagnosed with T1D in 2014, and then again in 2016. Long story. So, I have officially had Type 1 for 3 years! Throughout these three years I’ve dealt with lows that have caused pretty severe hypo anxiety. Transcend Glucose gels have allowed me to dance, be active, and walk around Manhattan without as much fear of lows. Having them in my bag makes me feel way safer and gives me the confidence to live my life!!! I love living life to the fullest, adventuring, and reading positivity and joy to others with invisible illnesses. I am thankful to Transcend for having my back so that I can live it up with confidence and a smile on my face.

My Health Details:

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

Transcend Glucose gels have MASSIVELY helped me combat low blood sugars and so quickly. Carrying Transcend Glucose gels with me have also helped me get over pretty sever hypo glycemic anxiety. Knowing how quickly they work keeps me feeling safe and confident in dealing with low blood sugars. And as an active T1D, I am so thankful.

Transcend Warrior – Alejandra Marquez

My Story:

Since I was diagnosed and got a horrible low when I just started using insulin, I am so afraid to be low and not having anything to treat it. When I found Transcended in a Diabetes Sisters conference, I felt more confident to have them everywhere I go.
3 years ago I started training for a 1/2 marathon, I always keep Transcend with me. Sometimes when I am sleeping and have a low, my husband immediately gives me one and I don’t have to open my eyes, because I am sure it is going to treat my low perfect. Thank you for making great products for us.

My Health Details:

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

Since I tried it, I’ve never stop using it. It works quickly and tests good. It easy to eat when you are low.

You can find Alejandra on Instagram at @alejandraimarquez

Transcend Warrior – Cindy Campaniello

My Story:

Diabetes is not who I am. I’m an active, 60-year-old, healthy woman who enjoys an active lifestyle which includes yoga, water aerobics, cooking, concerts, volunteering and engaging in life with a few hiccups along the way with diabetes.
Transcend has helped me tremendously in that management. They travel anywhere easily and are compact enough to carry in my purse. Much easier than baggies of raisins, candy or juice that I threw out and replaced in my bag frequently. Thanks Transcend for being a best friend when I need it! Diabetes empowers me to choose my life, my way, everyday.

My Health Details:

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

I received samples at a diabetes conference and instantly loved the sheer convenience of carry them. I’ve used them in the middle of the night where I put some on my bed stand, at work and anywhere I need it.
There light and travel anywhere effortlessly.

Transcend Warrior – Tara Kuper

My Story:

Diabetes can definitely be a pain in the behind, there’s no doubt about it. Anytime I’m having a rough day, I reach out to the community of other amazing T1s that I’ve met though camp, runs, meetups, etc. They either talk me through my problem or just cheer me up. When I’m having an amazing day, I also share it with them because success in our community is always something to share. Honestly, I wouldn’t be the diabetic I am without the community we have.

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 6+

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 7+

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

They treated my low ridiculously fast and I probably only needed 3/4 of a pack. It was amazing.

Transcend Warrior – Gabrielle Oldfield

My Story:

I was diagnosed in 2014 at 48. My doc said I would need to be careful with physical activity because of taking insulin. I had hiked over 100 miles during the summer and was stunned to think I might not be able to continue to do the things I love safely. I decided to dive in and research, meet other T1s, and find out how to make it work. Now I hike, kayak, snowshoe, run 5k’s and 10k’s, I’ve done one half marathon, and three Tough Mudder’s. I do these things because I can!!!

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 4-5

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 7+

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Shots

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

You can find Gabrielle on Instagram at @gabrielle1966

Transcend Warrior – Clare Fishman

My Story:

I’m a distance cyclist, golfer and competitive tennis player. I don’t like to have to stop what I’m doing to treat a low. Transcend Gels allow me to continue the ride, round or match without having to wait for them to work and bring my blood sugar up.

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 4-5

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 1-3

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars: They work really quickly and don’t cause the rebound highs often seen with other hypo treatments.

Transcend Warrior – Carol Zichella

My Story:

I’m a nurse and a diabetes educator. I work for a school district where in addition to caring to the 740 students in my school, I manage the care plans for every diabetic student in our district of over 7,000 total students. I am also in my last semester of school to obtain my master’s degree in nursing to become a nursing school professor.

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 1-3

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 4-6

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Pump

Transcend Warrior – Keturah DeLye

My Story:

I’m a survivor of going into ketoacidosis at least 5 times in my life, and 2 years ago I had a heart attack. I thought I was just having really bad heartburn, but I became really sick with pain radiating from my chest to back with shortage of breath. My husband took me to the ER where they told me my cardiac enzymes were high. I ended up having a stent put into an artery with a 3-day stay in the hospital. The times before in the hospital I had doctors ask me why I was still alive. God isn’t done with me yet is my answer. I’m doing my best to try and do better these days. I’m eating from a somewhat strict diet, which is hard. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 42 years, and besides having a complication or two, I’m doing good.

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 4-5

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 4-6

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Shots

Transcend Warrior – Maci Schiess

My Story:

I love doing gymnastics, swimming and dance. During this time if I go low, I have a strawberry Transcend as it’s my favorite! It’s the fastest way to get 15 easy carbs into my body. I love it!

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 1-3

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 1-3

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

Transcend has helped Maci on a plane, in the middle of the night with stubborn lows, and while swimming, as it has immediately perked up numbers.

Transcend Warrior – Amanda Haddock

My Story:

I live by never letting my “disability” hinder my experiences. Preparation is key to my ability to transcend. My first big step out of my comfort zone was joining the conservation and from there I have gone on multiple solo backpacking and camping trips and strive to live my best life outdoors and on the move!!

My Health Details:

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 4-5

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 7+

Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Pump

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

Perfect size and durable container to take to spin classes and backpacking. Definitely brings my sugars up quicker than juice during physical activity!

You can find Amanda on Instagram at @typeonegeologist