Meet Our Warriors

6 Ways to Celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Month

That’s right – we said CELEBRATE National Diabetes Awareness Month because why not? When else do we get to acknowledge the daily ups and downs that this disease presents and embrace the warriors we’ve become? This disease has shaped who we are, and this is our month to share how it challenges us on the […]

Transcend Warriors – Hayden Dunlavey

Becoming diabetic I quickly realized how important organization is and having an abundance of supplies on you at all times. Now when I travel I make sure I have everything I need to tackle anything diabetes may throw at me.

Transcend Warriors – Joseph Frietze

I don’t think everyone can necessarily pinpoint one story. But around when I was first diagnosed, I wasn’t able to feel my low bgl’s. So I can walk around and my blood sugar can be at 40 and I wouldn’t feel a thing. With time, I was able to start recognizing signs and was able […]

Transcend Warriors – Morgan Winfield

I have always been in love with the idea of being a helping hand and maybe even joining the military one day. When I found out that as a Type 1 Diabetic, I couldn’t do that, I was very saddened. I also had a dream of being an egg donor to help those who cannot […]

Transcend Warriors – Taylor Lookofsky

In my field of work as a mental health therapist, I am constantly needing to juggle issues that come into my sessions with clients as well as managing my blood sugars and the intensity of conversations can definitely affect blood sugars.

Transcend Warriors – Hana Adi

I was diagnosed just after my 5th birthday, before starting Kindergarten. At the beginning of each school year, my Mom would come into my class to discuss my diabetes. I wanted her to do that because I wanted to be aware of my diabetes and what they could do if I needed help. Another part […]

Transcend Warriors – Derek Hill

I am a very active person, & have been my whole life. It took a while for me to manage a stable blood sugar reading while doing physical activities. Many sports I am involved with are outdoors & take place in areas where you don’t have a lot of access to help if something were […]

Transcend Warrior – Megan Mullins

When I was diagnosed with T1D, I had just finished my first year as a distance runner at my school. I continued running cross country from middle school through college for a total of 11 years. It was a struggle battling the highs and lows but I did not want to let diabetes stop me. […]

Transcend Warrior – Jennifer Peterson

Two days before I was supposed to go on a trip to Punta Cana with my best friends, I went low and became unconscious. I woke up in the hospital to my family practically canceling my trip for me. I would not let diabetes take this once-in-a-lifetime experience from me. I packed a bag of […]

Transcend Warrior – Doaa Hussein

In 2017, there was a school biking trip where we had the opportunity to bike across the south of France. I was hesitant to go and bike for 2 weeks (8 hours per day) because I was afraid I would struggle with my blood sugars. I purchased a Dexcom and trained on a stationary bike […]

Transcend Warrior – Gavin Newton

I am a runner and run for my high school’s cross country and track team and this past cross country season was my first sport season with T1D. I wore a small belt bag, called a SpiBelt, to carry my low supplies which at the time were gummies and Clif Energy Chew Bloks. These things […]

Transcend Warrior – Caitlin Sutton

I have had hypoglycemia unawareness since I was diagnosed 14 years ago. I found out about diabetic alert dogs when I was a junior in high school and did a bunch of research and fundraising. I ended up getting my best friend Ellie, a chocolate lab, and over the years she has saved my life […]