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Transcend Warrior – Jennifer Rigers

July 21, 2020

My Story:

I was playing travel softball when I was younger and dropped super fast. When I finally realized what was happening, my friend ran and got my mom so she could help out and get tablets and juice. By the time she got there I was already drinking juice to help the situation so she gave me some tablets. I know I was out of it but I kept telling her they tasted weird. Once I got back to normal she searched her bag and noticed she gave me airborn tablets instead of sugar tablets. All in all it prevented me from playing a game but I ended up being ok from it all.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?6-10
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?1-2 hours
Do you have a diabetic hero that you look up to? If so, who and why?

I look up to my sister who also has diabetes. She got diagnosed after I did at an older age with type one but she kicks it’s butt everyday.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Finding the right balance to maintain a decent level along with finding a way to carry everything I need without forgetting things.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Patience. Not everyday is going to be a walk in the park.

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