Transcend Warrior – Addison Graham

My Story:

I’m a competitive cheerleader. We were able to keep my levels in range all day until I took the practice mat right before competition. My coaches forgot my juice but I had my gels with me. I was able to get back in range and compete with my team. We won first in the region and moved onto nationals!

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Shots
  • What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?11-15
  • How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?1-2 hours

How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

They actually taste good, so that is awesome. It’s not like chalk or gross so I don’t freak out when I know I have to have them.

Do you have a diabetic hero that you look up to? If so, who and why?

She’s not diabetic but she’s the nurse at our schools. She never fails me. She puts up with my terrible mood swings from my highs and lows and knows exactly how everything is going to effect my levels. Really would be lost without her.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Everything. I feel like I don’t get to be a kid.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

That this sucks but I am stronger than I think. And my mom will always put up with me no matter how hard of a time I give her! Lol.

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