Transcend Warrior – Deborah Billingsley

My Story:

Managing lows is scary when away from the house.

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 2
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:1-3 times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Pills
  • 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

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

My younger brother who has been on insulin for years. He’s been helpful to me as I adjust to living with diabetes.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Testing, getting enough blood, and treating lows.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

That I should have taken better care of myself and my health. Made it to age 72 before being diagnosed. Both parents and one brother were diabetic.