Meet Dexcom Heroes & Read their stories!


For Dexcom Warriors, Anything is Possible

Living with diabetes has its challenges, but many of our customers find ways to thrive. At Dexcom, we want to recognize individuals who not only take control of their diabetes through proper glucose management — but also live life to the fullest without limitations. Our Warriors Program (formerly the Heroes Program) showcases those individuals who inspire others in their community to do the same.

Who are our Warriors?

Warriors are those who exemplify courage, an unquenchable spirit and the drive to make their dreams a reality. Our Warriors come from all walks of life, such as:

  • Moms or dads monitoring their kids while juggling soccer practices, ballet recitals and PTA meetings
  • Athletes coping with glucose management while competing at the highest levels of their sport
  • Entertainers relying on CGM during performances when they are in the center of the spotlight

Check out some of our Warriors' stories

Becoming a Dexcom Warrior

Have you effectively managed your diabetes through proper glucose management using a Dexcom product? Have you continued to achieve and live out your dreams regardless of your diabetes? Have you inspired others to do the same?

If you answered yes, and are interested in building a community of leaders, then you should consider becoming a Dexcom Warrior

Simply tell us about yourself using the link below and how you would like to educate others about diabetes. If we choose to feature your story, a member of our Warriors Committee will reach out to you to provide you more details about the program

  • Ryan Reed

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    NASCAR Driver

    It was my childhood dream to be a race car driver. My dad, who is also a race car driver, introduced me to the sport as a kid, letting me tag along in karts and stock cars and other vehicles. I was hooked. At 14, I won my first Legends Division...

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  • Janet Gidner

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    Caring for two kids with diabetes

    It’s extremely rare to have two young children with type 1 diabetes. Our daughter Addison, who is 8 years old, was diagnosed at 15 months. Nolan, now 3 years old, was diagnosed at 28 months. We were in shock. We had no family history of diabetes...

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  • Erin Spineto

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    Constantly challenging herself

    As a kid, I was always into a lot of different activities. And I still am. On top of being an athlete and sailor, I’m also a mother, wife, author and science teacher. Diabetes isn’t defining me or holding me back. To me, it’s just one more thing...

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  • Kerri

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    Blogger & Mom

    Appreciating the Dexcom.

    After BSparl was born, I was overwhelmed with adjusting to life as a mom, and diabetes took a backseat to just about everything. I was healing from my c-section, attempting to snap up all the snappy things on...

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  • Avery Addington

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    Warrior

    We truly believe that anything is possible. Our daughter Avery (Hallie) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago, when she was three. From the very beginning, we have made it a point to never let her diagnosis hold her back. She can do...

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  • Nicole

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    Mom

    I live for my family. I am a mom. My husband and I always wanted a family, and we were not willing to let the fact that we live with diabetes stand in the way of that.

    I’m Mom to a wonderful, funny, little boy. He’s five years old. Our...

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  • Jewels

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    Registered Nurse

    Most things pale in comparison to my daughter Emma’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age five. It’s funny how a date has an uncanny way of etching itself into ones mind forever; February 9, 2007 and January 1, 1984 happen to be two of them....

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  • Kim

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    Advocate, Blogger, and Mom

    I firmly believe in the power of two small but life-changing words: "me, too".

    Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six, I’ve had over a quarter century to learn just how much impact peer support can have on my health. Living with...

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  • Carey

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    Father and Blogger

    I had heard about the Dexcom for years.

    Despite the positive things I had read across the blogosphere, I never really thought much about switching over. I figured how different could the Dexcom really be than the CGM our son Charlie was...

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  • Shelley

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    Social Worker

    As a social worker of 14 years, my passion is for helping others. I work in the transplant field, and I’ll admit that it isn’t always a walk in the park. It’s very rewarding, but emotions run high, the pace is quick and stress is certainly a job...

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  • Megan

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    Diabetic Warrior

    When you are first told, "You have type 1 diabetes," it can be a shattering experience.

    Eventually, though, through education and support, you can emerge much stronger than you might've been otherwise, as I believe happened with me.

    ...
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  • Gina

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    Diabetes Educator

    I was diagnosed Type 1 thirty seven years ago – back in what some call the “diabetes dark ages.” I was only a child, with little understanding of what my disease was, let alone what it meant to “successfully manage” it. Things were different back...

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  • Lynne

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    Musician

    Talk about surprises! I recently learned that I've been placed on the ballot for the upcoming Grammy Awards in the category of "Best Improvised Jazz Solo." But there was a time when just playing the flute these days would've been an even bigger...

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  • Vic

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    Ironman

    Being an “Ironman” comes with a few assumptions. People assume I live a healthy, active lifestyle. They figure I’m the kind of person who can finish a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run and live to tell the tale. They’re right, I am...

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  • Dave

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    Quarterback

    Imagine having two major, life-changing events virtually back-to-back. Now imagine that you're not yet 10 years of age. That's exactly what happened during 2013 to a remarkable young man named Dave!

    The first event came in March when, out...

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  • Fatema

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    Financial Planner

    Just one week after my sixteenth birthday, I was admitted to the Emergency Room with pain in my upper left abdomen. After x-rays and blood work, the doctor told me “Fatema, you have a tumor on your pancreas that needs to be removed immediately...

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