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Transcend Warrior – Caileigh Riggs

July 21, 2020

My Story:

I recently graduated police academy and am field training as a deputy sheriff! I have to wear a glucose monitor to ensure my safety while on the job. On busy shifts I often don’t have time to eat full meals, causing lows while responding to calls. Keeping snacks and glucose tabs/gels is an essential part of my job.

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
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
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

My biggest challenge is trying to live a “normal” life. I push the boundaries of living with T1D every day. I have a career that most feel I shouldn’t be in. Diabetes adds to the reasons for people to underestimate me, but I just use it as fuel!

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

I’ve learned responsibility and dedication. I’ve learned that no matter what life throws at you, you have to keep pushing through.

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