Meet Our Warriors

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 […]

Transcend Warrior – Kathleen Downey

I try to keep my eye on the sugar but there are times I am in situations and I get a finger stick. I am learning to be more conscious of highs and lows. I mostly don’t feel it until it is too late. I am legally blind and sometimes mess up my finger sticks.

Transcend Warrior – Reed Huish

I am learning, after having T1D for 24 years, that a low fat, plant-based, whole-foods diet is key to my roller coaster ride with my blood sugars. A Dexcom G6 is a definite must. GCM all the way.