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Transcend Warrior – Hayley Stengel

May 11, 2020

My Story:

Living off donations from kind people when I was kicked off my parents insurance at 26. It is a scary thing not having your life saving drug. I’m happy I am still here because of the generosity from others.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Shots
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?11-15
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?

A friend of mine who wears her pump and cgm with pride. I’m always so ashamed of diabetes and I hope to one day have the confidence not to hide it.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

The depression and constant anxiety that living with diabetes causes.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Life is short and precious. Take care of every high and every low.

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