Transcend Warrior – Kelli Kegg

My Story:

When I was working on a horse farm, I would have diabetes supplies and have my meter in my bag on the machine I work with. I started feeling weird, irritability, tired as the minutes past. I knew then to check my glucose. I checked it and it was 50. I had a glucose gel that an EMT that was a friend gave me. It brought up my level to where I could get some other food in me and my husband to get me and take over my position so I could rest. I called my doctor to see if I needed to come in. He said to check my level again and then in a couple hours. If it got low again…go to the ER. It stayed stable the rest of day and night. I know now to have my emergency bag with me if I am away from my house and the gels are great to travel with.

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 2
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:6+ Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:At the moment oral pills.. But have treated it with insulin. Use insulin in the hospital when Im there.
  • 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

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

My best friend.. She is a Type 1 and gotten through a lot, she is a domestic violence survivor. She is a strong woman. We lean on each other if we need it.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Keeping my A1C low. Another is eating the right food.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

The right food combinations keep the levels down. I have some complications from the disease health wise. So I’m now learning experiences such as more water, low potassium and sodium intake. I have to rest more now due to Ckd and anemia, but I wont let it bring me down.