Transcend Warrior – Angela Nordhues

My Story:

I was diagnosed at the age of 5 (in 1995). The blood glucose testers required a giant drop of blood, the insulin was precocious and I had to eat snacks regularly to keep from going low. But despite the crudeness of the treatment, it was light years ahead of treatments just 25 years before. Now, 25 years later treatment has been revolutionized, but there are still difficulties. I look forward to future advancements and until they are discovered, I appreciate the current treatments and medicines.

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:6+ Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
  • What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?0-5
  • How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?Under 1 hour

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

A good friend in her 60’s who has had type 1 for 40 years. She overcame all odds and outlived every prognosis through hard work and dedication.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Managing lows.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Discipline and persistence is the key to success.