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 members of the diabetes community sharing their empowering and educational 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. If you'd like to be on the show then please get in touch.

Episodes

May 1, 2021 73 min

In this episode, I speak to Liam who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 24 years. Liam is a good friend who I met through the diabetes online community. Our experiences of type 1 in some areas are similar particularly as we both come from single-parent families. Liam and I also discuss his diagnosis story and he was in a coma for 6 weeks, how his upbringing impacted his life with type 1, the struggles that he experienced and ...

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In this episode, I speak to George West from Learn Diabetes who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 3.5 years. George was diagnosed with type 1 whilst he was in medical school. We discuss the challenges that his diagnosis bought in particular how George processed the mental aspect of it. In his first appointment with his endocrinologist, which was the day after he was diagnosed he asked to put on a flash glucose monitor! 

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In this episode, I speak to actor, writer, author Jade Byrne who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 31 years. Jade discusses her diagnosis story, finding the balance between managing and living with type 1 and her one-woman play Pricks. We also discuss Jade’s children’s book, Daisy Donald. Jade shares her life with type 1 in her own open and transparent way. A key takeaway from our interview is the pivotal role Jade’s late mu...

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In this episode, I speak to award-winning lifestyle blogger and host of The Teenage Kicks Podcast Helen Wills aka Actuallymummy. Helen teenage daughter Maddie was diagnosed with type 1 at 9 years old. 

Helen shares her experience of Maddie’s diagnosis story, their first year of diagnosis as a family and the impact this had on the whole family. Helen also spoke of how diabetes has helped her to overcome perfection. A key takeaway fro...

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In this episode, I speak to Jen who has been living with type 1 for 25 years. Jen also lives with another auto-immune condition called Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can affect women of any age. (NHS UK website)

In her teenage years, Jen developed eating disorder behaviours and diabulimia...

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In this episode, I speak to Melissa. Melissa has been living with type 1 diabetes for 14 years. Melissa also lives with another autoimmune condition called Lupus. Lupus is a long-term condition that causes joint pain, skin rashes and tiredness. There's no cure, but symptoms can improve if treatment starts early. Melissa shares how she manages living with two autoimmune conditions.

One of the biggest challenges that Melissa has o...

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In this episode, I speak to Scott. Scott has been living with type 1 diabetes for 21 years.
We talk about all aspects of Scott’s life with type 1 from his school years to his adult life. Scott’s journey is one filled with overcoming denial about type 1 diabetes which thankfully now has changed.

A retinopathy appointment was the catalyst for change for Scott and it led to him joining the Diabetes Online Community. The biggest change...

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In this episode, I speak to Jo who’s been living with type 1 diabetes for 5 years. Jo lives in India and we talk about her diagnosis story and the challenges she faced after her dad was diagnosed with cancer six months after she was diagnosed with type 1. 

In India, there is a stigma and societal myths around living with diabetes and Jo shares how she is breaking the stigma and myths at work, with her family and friends and inspirin...

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In this episode, I speak to Kate whose been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 4. 

Kate and I discuss her life with diabetes, how she navigated school years, life as an elite athlete and the breakdown of her relationship with type 1 in high school. We also talk about the impact living with multiple health conditions had on her career as a lawyer and how this led to her retiring. Kate’s journey is remarkable because despite...

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In this episode, I speak to Mike Roberson aka GlucoseGang Mike whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years. 

Mike and I talk about a lot in this episode including his dedication to in his own words ‘the journey of hiding his type 1 diabetes’ to finally accepting and embracing the condition. We talk about Mike's experiences of the healthcare system in the USA including access to insulin and the serious topic of ratio...

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In this episode, I speak to Andrew whose been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. 

Andrew and I discuss his life with type 1 diabetes and other topics including how type 1 has impacted his work and family life, men’s mental health, diabetes technology and his life-changing moment in 2016. This moment led Andrew on a journey of researching and learning more about type 1 diabetes in particular diabetes technology and diet. Andre...

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In this episode, I speak to Riva Greenberg whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 48 years. Riva is an inspirational speaker, author, and global diabetes advocate. 

Riva and I discuss her diagnosis story, why it took 32 years for her to see a diabetes educator, the biggest challenges Riva has faced whilst living with type 1 diabetes, and the current paradigms of healthcare. 

Riva is the founder of the Flourishing Treatment A...

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In this episode, I speak to Antony and Joyce whose daughter Maya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14 months old. Antony and Joyce talk about Maya's diagnosis story and  family life after her diagnosis, the impact diabetes technology has had on Maya and overcoming fears and how it’s turned their lives around and we also discuss:

-  building relationships with schools. 
- Maya's Celiac disease diagnosis
- how they are teach...

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In this episode, I speak to Heather whos son Joe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 about how her and her family navigated their first year of a type 1 diagnosis. 

The backdrop to our chat is a letter Heather wrote to Joe about their and his first year living with type 1 diabetes. The letter provides an open and emotional insight into what the first year has been like for the family. It documents the good and bad times and e...

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In this episode, I speak to Valerie about her life living with type 1 diabetes for 27 years. 

Valerie is a coach and consultant for equity and belonging, speaker, author and facilitator. 

In our chat, we have a real deep dive into Valerie's life and the challenges that she has had to overcome especially being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whilst looking after two children. We also talk about: 

- how Valerie overcome an eating dis...

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In this episode, I speak to Reba about living with type 1 diabetes and mental illness.

Reba is a mental illness blogger, public speaker and artist who has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years and lives with mental illness condition 

In our chat, we have a real deep dive into what life is like for her living with type 1 diabetes and mental illness. We also talk about: 

- how she had to overcome a traumatic incident early ...

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In this episode, I speak to Priya about her life with type 1 diabetes and going through pregnancy. Priya has been living with type 1 diabetes for 19 years and has a three-year-old son. In our chat, Priya and I talk about her life with type 1 diabetes from her diagnosis story to how she navigates the workplace living with type 1 but the main focus of our chat is Priya's personal pregnancy journey.

Most women living with type 1 d...

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In this episode, I speak to my good friends Sonja and Pete who are type 1 parents to Kat. 
Kat was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in November 2016 however her symptoms started in 2015. In my conversation with Sonja and Pete, we talk about aspects of life as a type 1 parent including: 

  • Kat's diagnosis story
  • life as type 1 diabetes parents and how doing their own research put them in good stead
  • the difference diabetes technology had ...
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    In this episode, I speak to Melany Gray about her recovery from Diabulimia.

    ****TRIGGER WARNING****
    There will information about Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.


    Diabulimia is an eating disorder that affects people who manage their diabetes by taking insulin and is when someone reduces or stops taking their insulin to lose weight. However, whilst Diabulimia isn’t actually a medically recognised term it is a very serious medic...

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    In this episode I speak to Connor Herington. Connor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. Connor is a well-known voice in the diabetes online community where he shares his life living with type 1 diabetes and uses his voice to help others with the realities of living with type 1 diabetes.

    I also talk to Connor about Lipohypertrophy which is a medical word for a lump under the skin from a buildup of fat at the site of ...

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