Transcend Warrior – Tyler Whitaker

My Story:

I’m a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. I recently traveled to a dance competition and was extremely worried about experiencing/managing lows on the flight. I drank orange juice and ate smarties the entire flight because I was scared of going low.

My Health Details

  • Type of Diabetes:Type 1
  • Low blood sugar instances per week:6+ Instances
  • Daily number of times checking blood sugar:7+ times/day
  • Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Shots
  • 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

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Managing the lows.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

I’m still learning every day.