Meet Our Warriors

Transcend Warrior – Nicole Puccinelli

I was diagnosed on May 13, 2019 at the age of 25, so it has been a whole new way of life and learning curve in this (almost) year! Overall, everything has been so positive from the fellow T1D’s I’ve met to my family, friends and coworkers. A story that comes to mind is when […]

Transcend Warrior – Diana Kozyrenko

It’s hard, especially when you using insulin. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and as a result of surgery (removed 50% of pancreas) I got diabetes. From a healthy person I became a sick person. Every day testing blood sugar and making insulin shots makes your life not a walk in the park. But I’m […]

Transcend Warrior – Logan Schardt

My journey with diabetes is a rollercoaster, like most. I typically manage it okay with an insulin pump, sensor, diet, and exercise. I don’t exercise for long periods of time because I always go low no matter what I do. Even hiking makes me go low every time. I love hiking. Whether it’s long, hilly, […]

Transcend Warrior – Kelli Kegg

When I was working on a horse farm, I would have diabetes supplies and have my meter in my bag on the machine I work with. I started feeling weird, irritability, tired as the minutes past. I knew then to check my glucose. I checked it and it was 50. I had a glucose gel […]

Transcend Warrior – Linda Miller

Husband is diabetic. I was diabetic until I had stomach-bipass surgery for weight loss and insulin control – which took care of my diabetes for the most part. However, every so often I feel my sugar levels drop – for no reason … If I am not home, I take a gel immediately because I […]

Transcend Warrior – Kristina Phillips

I have been to Nigeria twice on mission trips with the Access to Success foundation. The first time was finger pricks and insulin pens and the second time was a CGM and insulin pens. I made sure I had supplies needed, backups and went. I didn’t focus on my “what if” worries before the trip […]

Transcend Warrior – Stefanie Romero

Many times I’ve gone to the gym (I love Zumba) but every single class I would drop low. I would have to stop in the middle to treat my blood sugar and nothing was quick and easy so I could just go back to my activity without worrying. It’s hard to get healthy when you […]

Transcend Warrior – Heather Schoenfeldt

Having diabetes and working as a nurse in intensive care, I never know if I will have a chance to take a break, let alone eat lunch. My patients and their families depend on me to be there for them during a very difficult time in their lives. Transcend gels are quick and easy to […]

Transcend Warrior – Sarah Bell-Rossi

I have been diabetic since the age of 11 and that was 32 years ago in France! I started out with syringe, then pens, and now I have a system loop pump. Those days it was much easier to manage your diabetes but it is still challenging. I have my own business as a photographer […]

Transcend Warrior – Helen Deverter

Being a stay at home mom to an active 5 year old boy, I have to be ready for anything T1D throws my way. My son is educated on T1D. He knows when I am low or high. He is such an understanding and loving little boy.

Transcend Warrior – Darriels Bim

I absolutely love the outdoors. Hiking and photography are on the top of the list. Having a connection with nature will always be one of the most important aspects of my life. Unfortunately, even when I’m chasing the highs, blood sugars get low and I’m stuck squeezing a juice box mid-hike. As well as sitting […]

Transcend Warrior – Chewey Lam

Before Sept 2016, Migraines, Blood Pressure, Anemia, Vertigo & Diabetes were taking a toll on me. I had never ran a mile or race before September 2016. In that time, I’ve been on the Dexcom CGM, ran/race-walked 427 races, including 4 Ultras & a 100 miler. What started out as running/walking for improving health reasons […]