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Transcend Warrior – Lily Medeiros

May 11, 2020

My Story:

I was diagnosed when I was nine years old. I didn’t want to play sports anymore because I didn’t think that I could with T1D. But, my mom talked with me and explained that I can still play sports. She told me that I can still do just about anything that I want to do. T1D is not going to stop me.

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?Under 1 hour
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

My biggest challenge is that my family and friends don’t understand it. And, also people that stare.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

That I am still me! T1D does not define me.

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