When I was diagnosed with T1D, I had just finished my first year as a distance runner at my school. I continued running cross country from middle school through college for a total of 11 years. It was a struggle battling the highs and lows but I did not want to let diabetes stop me. I carried gummy snacks and crackers then, which took a while to raise my sugar. I wish I had Transcend back then. It works so quickly and is so easy to use!
My Health Details
- Type of Diabetes:Type 1
- Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
- Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
- Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
- What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?11-15
- 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 are so easy to throw in a purse or pocket on the go. They are easy to open and much easier to eat than glucose tabs. They are amazing!
Do you have a diabetic hero that you look up to? If so, who and why?
My diabetic hero’s are all of the people out there living their lives and not letting diabetes get in their way. I don’t want to choose just one because there are so many people out there who are an inspiration to keep going. The online diabetes community is amazing!
What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?
My experience with diabetes has taught me to prioritize my health and the things that matter most to me.