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Transcend Warrior – Donna Helvey

April 22, 2020

My Story:

Just every day life. I was in a meeting and all of a sudden I couldn’t see and I felt like I was slurring my words. I had to get assistance from my coworkers and a 911 call scared me very much so I always make sure that I have appropriate supplies.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?16+
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?1-2 hours
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Understanding that you have to give yourself insulin when you eat and then you have to give yourself insulin when you don’t eat.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Well the flu maybe the flu it may also be DKA. It’s very scary for a diabetic and very hard to determine many times.

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