Meet Our Warriors

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 […]

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.