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Transcend Warrior – Sarah Bell-Rossi

March 5, 2020

My Story:

I have been diabetic since the age of 11 and that was 32 years ago in France! I started out with syringe, then pens, and now I have a system loop pump. Those days it was much easier to manage your diabetes but it is still challenging. I have my own business as a photographer and when I shoot many hours it can be challenging when my sugar get low, Transcend gels have made my life easier on that.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:1-3 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?

I have tried many tablets before and they were not acting as fast I would have liked to be. I would end up binging on food. Since I have tried Transcend gels, my lows are less scary than they used to be. My sugar gets back up faster and I feel great and way more confident. Very grateful for the gels!

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

I never though of it, when I was diagnosed with diabetes, doctors told me that I need to see diabetes as part of me and the same way I will be brushing my teeth for my whole life, I would need to take care of my diabetes. So I never though much of it until recently. Through social media I have started following diabetic writers, coaches, associations and right now I am working with a coach who is diabetic himself and help me working on my workouts and meal plans. Who inspired me these past few months are: Ben Tzeel @manoftzeel, Christel with @diabetesstrong_ig

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Having lows no matter when they happen, they are never convenient. 

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

That life is beautiful and even if sometimes you struggle in your journey, there is a good lesson to learn from it. Put your energy on the positive rather than trying to be upset at things you cannot change.

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