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Transcend Warrior – Chewey Lam

March 4, 2020

My Story:

Before Sept 2016, Migraines, Blood Pressure, Anemia, Vertigo & Diabetes were taking a toll on me. I had never ran a mile or race before September 2016. In that time, I’ve been on the Dexcom CGM, ran/race-walked 427 races, including 4 Ultras & a 100 miler. What started out as running/walking for improving health reasons has turned into a full fledged RunCheweyRun Diabetes Awareness Journey. Dealing with multiple chronic autoimmune illnesses has definitely allowed me to groom & grow myself as a more versatile long term distance runner walker by not comparing my results to others, but my distance relative to my medical state/body. I do this for all community(s). Time does not matter. The will to show up, finish, inspire, and represent does!

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 Shots
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?16+
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?Under 1 hour
How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

I tried Transcend Gels once for a low mid-race during a half marathon with fellow T1Ds who happened to have some. Within 15 mins, I went from 50s to near 90 & leveled off. This was 2 years ago.

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

Robin Arzon, from lawyer to runner, taking Peleton by storm & creating her own vibe. We were on the 2017 NYC Marathon Beyond Type One Run Team & it was a true pleasure spending time together. We’ve both completed 100 miler & picked each other’s minds on various topics occasionally.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

You can do the same thing day in and day out, but variables skew results including your own body.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Diabetes makes you a more understanding individual.

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