January 27, 2020
My life has been one big adventure since I was diagnosed at 6 years old. 27 years and counting! I’ve sailed on a 131 foot wooden schooner for 5 months and over 5500 miles on the Atlantic, been to space camp, finished 3 full marathons, been a volunteer fire fighter, traveled to ski all over the east coast, hiked, biked, and accomplish so many miles and smiles. As a business owner, health and running enthusiast, and lover of life, I consider myself the proud owner of a broken pancreas!
My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:6+ 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
How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?
Transcend Glucose Gels have helped me confidently treat lows while also avoiding over treatment, which is so easy to do, especially when in the middle of a workout or busy day.
Do you have a diabetic hero that you look up to? If so, who and why?
I don’t have one in particular but I love to see everyday people thriving with diabetes..from Instagram influencers, athletes, and people I run into on a daily basis sharing the same trials as me. Reminds me that we’re not alone in this.
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?
Having to eat when I don’t want to when going low. Transcend Glucose Gels have been a life changer with this, helping to minimize my food intake.
What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?
To be resilient and always find a way. Diabetes has made me strong and unwavering during difficult times as it’s shown me that I can do literally anything!