Meet Our Warriors

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 […]

Transcend Warrior – Georgia Mitchell

I’m a 50 yr old woman who has had type 1 diabetes since age 7. My blood sugar is a roller coaster, especially with menopause. I had to quit working as a registered nurse to care for my disabled husband of 33 years and my 77 yr old mentally handicapped aunt. I don’t want to […]

Transcend Warrior – Jennifer Reynante

Working as a preschool teacher, I had to gain quick control of my diabetes. Being responsible for these small children and babies, I can’t risk not being able to care for them for even one moment. It was a shock to be misdiagnosed as a type 2 diabetic for 6.5 years and then find out […]

Transcend Warrior – Cheyanne Plummer

I play travel softball and there are times when I can’t play an inning because my blood sugar is low and I don’t feel good. Even when I try to stay over 200 for softball games, I drop fast. It’s not fun to miss an inning and let my team down.

Transcend Warrior – Mira Salama

I am a medical student and the stressors/time commitment of medical school make it VERY difficult to create a good plateau. I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old and it’s gotten easier, but is still extremely challenging.

Transcend Warrior – Jessica McRae

My A1c was rocky from the beginning. Slowly climbed to a 10, then 11.5, then it was 14+ and I was admitted to the hospital for DKA 6 times in 1 year. I finally put in the work to get my Dexcom and T:Slim insulin pump and my latest A1c was 7.5 – lowest it’s […]

Transcend Warrior – Eliete Silva

I discovered that I am t1d when I was 15 yrs old. I’ve come a long way to keep up with all that this disease takes. It’s not easy to have a normal life when you need to constantly check your sugar levels and give shots no matter where you are. But I am proud […]