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Transcend Warrior – Carole Saylor

Carole's Story

August 19, 2019

My Story:

I have been a Type 1 Brittle Diabetic for 37 years; the struggle is real. I have died and been brought back. I have been in diabetic comas. I have been so crazy acting from low blood sugars my own children and grandchildren were afraid of me. I do not wish this upon anyone. I have kidney failure, retinopathy, nephropathy, along with many more issues. It is a struggle every day. I am thankful every day when I open my eyes and get out of bed to start another thankful day.

My Health Details

Type 1 Diabetes

Low blood sugar instances per week: 4-5

Daily number of times checking blood sugar: 4-6

Managing Diabetes with: CGM and Insulin Pump

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

My daughter at age 12 for calling 911 when I had a diabetic seizure

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Controlling lows

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

It is a very long journey with no cure. Like cancer it eats away at your body

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