Transcend Warrior – Carol Qualls

My Story:

I love that the Omnipod and dexcom have given me the freedom to do the different things I love such as go on girls trips!!

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 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?

The fear of going low. I wish I could have been in better control of my numbers when I was is high school. I have always loved basketball but never tried out for the high school team because I was afraid of always being low.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

I have learned to not let anything stop me or get in my way. In the last 10 years or so I have made this my mantra. I feel like having better control of my numbers and better self awareness is letting me just simply live my life how I choose without fear!!