Transcend Warrior – Kathleen Downey

My Story:

I try to keep my eye on the sugar but there are times I am in situations and I get a finger stick. I am learning to be more conscious of highs and lows. I mostly don’t feel it until it is too late. I am legally blind and sometimes mess up my finger sticks.

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:Medication
  • 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?

I miss finger sticks sometimes and it is painful.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Just have to keep trying and find new resources.