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Transcend Warrior – Shelby Gabbard

January 27, 2020

My Story:

I’ve done many things with diabetes but being a mom chasing two kids around is hard and can lower my glucose in a moment! I was home alone with my son and I remember feeling hot and sick and shaken, my glucose was 55. I was scared because no one was able to come over while I waited for it to rise! I ate an apple and that helped, but not for an hour.

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?16+
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?1-2 hours
How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

They brought me up within 5 minutes and I was able to drive my family home!! It kept me steady for two hours!

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

My uncle. He’s been a Type 1 for most of his life and he doesn’t let it stop him.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Remembering to bolus for food!

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

That you can’t control everything. You can do everything right and still end up out of whack.

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