The Talking Type 1 Podcast

The Talking Type 1 Podcast

The Talking Type 1 Podcast is an award-winning type 1 diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1996, interviews people in the diabetes community from all over the world sharing their personal journeys of life with type 1 diabetes. You can find Daniel on Instagram or Twitter at @t1d_dan or email him at talkingtype1podcast@gmail.com.

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April 1, 2024 33 mins

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The Talking Type 1 Podcast - Episode 55: Overcoming Fear and Celebrating Victories with Robin Arzon 

In this episode of The Talking Type 1 Podcast, I’m joined by the incredible Robin Arzon, a powerhouse athlete, author, and advocate who has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past decade. Robin shares her inspiring journey and discusses various aspects of living with type 1 diabetes. Topics include: 

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I spoke with Mo who is a key member of The Diabetes Football Community

We talk about Mo’s life with type 1 and:

  • his diagnosis story
  • How he educates people about diabetes
  • The power of community

And much more!

Useful links:
Mo on Twitter
Daniel on Instagram

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I speak with an OG of the diabetes podcast world, Jen Grieves. 

We talk about Jen’s life with type 1 and:

  • Her diagnosis story including her first hypo on her own
  • Diabetes burnout
  • Travelling with type 1 diabetes
  • Jens’s guiding principles for managing her type 1 diabetes
  • Life and how grief can impact us and inspire us in different ways

Useful links:
Jen's website
Jen on Instagram
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I speak to Ken Tait who is living with type 2 diabetes. 

We talk about Ken’s life and: 

  • His diagnosis story 
  • The STIGMA people with type 2 diabetes face
  • Shame and Guilt people living with type 2 diabetes experience

Useful links:
Ken Tait on Twitter
Ken on Instagram
Daniel on Instagram

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January 13, 2023 90 mins

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I speak to Duke who is a Spoken Word Poet and lives with type 1 diabetes and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder both conditions are stigmatised and misunderstood. We talk about Duke’s life and:  

  • His diagnosis story 
  • The impact chronic illnesses have had on his mental health
  • Challenges in the workplace
  • Ethnicity and identity
  • Lewis Hamilton seeing his poetry 

 Useful links:
Duke on Instagram
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I speak to Marcel who is a member of a group called Blazin Squad and was also on Love Island in 2017. Marcel was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2020. In our chat we talk about: 

  • His diagnosis story 
  • how researching type 1 in the hours after diagnosis surprised his doctors
  • Life in the entertainment industry with type 1 diabetes 
  • Dealing with diabetes emergencies 
  • The importance of his family when living with...
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November 2, 2022 74 mins

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Paul Coker is on the podcast this episode. Paul has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1977. Paul has a keen interest in type 1 diabetes and exercise, particularly insulin sensitivity. Over the years Paul has been living with the condition he has overcome many challenges. He shares how he needed to advocate for himself again nurses when he was under the age of 10. 

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My guest today is Anita Beckwith. Anita leads the Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Team and DAFNE services at Kings College Hospital in London. Anita's practice is heavily embedded within the National DAFNE Consortium. Anita is also a certified fertility dietician. Anita supports many women, men and couples through their fertility journey.  When it comes to preconception for people living with diabetes it h...

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June 24, 2022 87 mins

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In this episode, I speak to Paul aka the Diabetic Dad. Paul has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 37 years and of course, that means he’s seen many changes in diabetes care over the years. 

We start our chat from Paul’s diagnosis (which is the teaser you might have heard) and then we move into life. A keyword for this episode is ‘life stages’. A key point in Paul’s life, diabetes was there an...

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June 11, 2022 78 mins

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In this episode, I’m joined by Adrianna aka a girl talking about diabetestech. Adrianna was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whilst growing up in Poland. Adrianna's determination to travel has led her on to many experiences when living with type 1 diabetes. 

In our conversation we discuss:

  • Adrianna’s honeymoon period after diagnosis
  • Why France was a diabetes heaven
  • Honesty with the diabetes community
  • Motiva...
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This is another live podcast recording thanks to Connected in Motion. I spoke to Alexis, Duke and Reba who all live with type 1 diabetes and one diagnosed at least with mental illness. We talk about the difficulties faced overcoming stigma, navigating those 'good' and 'bad' diabetes days when mental illness is at play and much more.

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In this episode, I’m joined by Lindsay. Lindsay is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Licensed Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator, and HAES (Health At Every Size) aligned practitioner and has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 32 years is the host of the Intuitive Diabetic Podcast.  

In our conversation we discuss:

  • Intuitive eating with diabetes
  • Li...
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In this episode, I’m joined by Hasan.  In our conversation we discuss:

  • Losing confidence after being diagnosed with two chronic illnesses within six months
  • Reaching acceptance of having type 1 diabetes and the journey afterwards
  • Changing his mindset and thriving from the changes
  • Managing levels when going to the gym 

***Trigger Warning: In this episode, there is a discussion on suicide.***

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In this episode, I’m joined by Thapi.  In our conversation we discuss:

  • the challenges Thapi faced after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and going back into the education system
  • navigating the healthcare system in South Africa as a person living with diabetes
  • overcoming diabetes burnout 
  • living with bipolar disorder and type 1 diabetes  

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In this episode, I’m joined by Maria.  In our conversation we discuss:

  • Maria’s misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes 
  • the challenges Maria faced after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and being a mum to a toddler
  • overcoming diabetes burnout with the use of technology
  • managing glucose levels when doing shift work

Useful links:
Maria on Instagram
Daniel on Instagram
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In this episode, I’m joined by Michelle. Michelle has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 23 years. In our conversation we discuss:

  • Michelle using Encarta to diagnose her type 1 diabetes
  • how Michelle navigated her teenage years and the responsibility of living with type 1
  • the highs and lows and in-betweens of Michelle’s pregnancy journey 
  • the importance of peer support after her pregnancy from T1D Sugar...
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In this episode, I’m joined by Natalie. Natalie is an Eating Disorder recovery mentor who has a lived experience of overcoming an eating disorder. Natalie was a guest on episode 38 and in this episode, the focus is on Natalie’s journey living with type 1. Natalie discusses:

  • her life living with Diabulimia and eating disorders and the impact this has on those around her
  • the moment that made her want to chang...
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This is a live recorded episode from the Connected in Motion virtual slipstream event in April 2021. I’m joined by Chelcie and Natalie to discuss living with complications of type 1 diabetes. It’s an open and honest conversation and some topics we discuss may cause upset. The overall takeaway is that we should be having conversations about this topic to take away the fear related to complications. The reason,...

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In this episode, I speak to Mary who has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an advocate for self-love. Mary and I discuss growing up with type 1, her motivation for getting into this field of work. We also have a deep dive into inner child healing and how we can work towards living our best lives. 

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In this episode, I speak to Andrew who lives with type 3c diabetes. Andrew has also been living with Von Hippel–Lindau disease (VHL), also known as Von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder with multisystem involvement. [2] It is characterized by visceral cysts and benign tumours with the potential for subsequent malignant transformation (information taken from Wikipedia). Andrew openly shares hi...

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