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Transcend Warrior – Stacey Howell

May 11, 2020

My Story:

Managing lows while working in news. I have a Dexcom and just started looping, but sometimes I get those quick lows that hit me out of no where. I am constantly under deadline pressure and the anxiety I get trying to make deadlines BEFORE having time to even treat lows is terrifying.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 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
Do you have a diabetic hero that you look up to? If so, who and why?

I follow a bunch of influencers on social media, but haven’t found my spirit animal quite yet.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Not binge eating when low. I go into survival mode and over treat, then spend hours stuck in the rollercoaster cycle.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

I have learned that we have no limits. When I was first diagnosed at 11, I was told I wouldn’t be able to do certain things. I love that as technology advances, so do our chances at thriving around the world.

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