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Transcend Warrior – Amanda Young

April 22, 2020

My Story:

Low blood sugars are scary. While I was pregnant I lost hypo-aware and woke up not once, not twice, but three times to EMTs standing over my bed injecting glucagon. I’ve battles lows while I was in marching band, while running track, and more recently while scrubbed in at the operating table. A quick treatment such as glucose gels in my packet helps protect me and helps protect my patients.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:1-3 times/day
Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?6-10
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?Under 1 hour
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

I’ve struggled with accountability in checking my sugar levels consistently. Although I do better now, there are always tough patches with burnout.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

I’ve learned to be more in tune with my body, and to stand up for my rights as a patient when needed. I’ve learned to have a thick skin and to be protective of myself.

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