Meet Our Warriors

Transcend Warrior – Ariana Sky

I am planning to go into law school next fall and although Type 1 Diabetes definitely makes things a little more difficult, I haven’t let it stop me from achieving my goals. I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 19. There has been no prior history of T1D in my family and my […]

Transcend Warrior – Kami Nordby

I was just recently diagnosed, but I drive around for work all day and have to deal with a lot of people and I’ve gotten really low before while doing so. I had to explain I have diabetes and need to drink a juice box real quick.

Transcend Warrior – Darcie Armbruster

Working in health care? The doctors I work for use me as a resource for their patients who also have diabetes. If they ever have any questions or need help with their devices, they have me talk with the patients. This disease has made me a very strong person and a better nurse. I’m able […]

Transcend Warrior – Ronald Barisano

In 2019 I have lost 39 lbs. I also work 28 hours a week with much of those hours in the evening which effects my meals. While losing weight and have a job are good for me as a diabetic it also causes problems with my diabetes. I am having a problem regulating my insulin […]

Transcend Warrior – Erik Smith

I was diagnosed last year with Type 1 at the age of 37. I love to run so my personal experience is finding the right dosage of carbs to take, to get me through my run but not spike my blood sugar.

Transcend Warrior – Lindsay Jones

My life has been one big adventure since I was diagnosed at 6 years old. 27 years and counting! I’ve sailed on a 131 foot wooden schooner for 5 months and over 5500 miles on the Atlantic, been to space camp, finished 3 full marathons, been a volunteer fire fighter, traveled to ski all over […]

Transcend Warrior – Tyler Sousa

I work in construction and play on a lot of sport teams, so my blood sugar is lower than it should be. I was born with my intestines wrapped around my pancreas and when the doctors operated they nicked my pancreas, causing pancreatic failure, which led to me becoming a diabetic. I wasn’t diagnose like […]

Transcend Warrior – Logan Pritchard

I’m a Type 1 Diabetic professional firefighter. I’ve always been active and once I was diagnosed, that didn’t stop me from being active. I like to hunt, hike, climb, mountain bike, exercise, and be outdoors. I’m 29 years old and have 3 kids that I chase around all under the age 4. Being a Type […]

Transcend Warrior – Samantha Kellmann

I try not to let this disease stop me. Shortly after my diagnosis, a year ago to the day tomorrow, I signed up to complete a series of 5Ks. I’m determined to not let this disease limit me, but instead, open more doors than I had before. Right now, my goal is to run a […]

Transcend Warrior – Sam Holman

I’m a freshman at college, living away from home for the first time. A week ago my roommate had to give me glucagon (also my first time). Someone from JDRF told me about your gels and about your Warrior program. She said her favorite flavor is strawberry so we’re buying some from Amazon.