Transcend Warrior – Sarah Bell-Rossi

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.