This is Type 1: Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes

This is Type 1: Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is challenging, frustrating, and life-changing. Each Tuesday, join Colleen Mitchell and Jessie Tuggey, life-long diabetics, as they talk about real life with Type 1, discussing the impact it makes on their lives without defining them. If you have type 1, know someone with type 1, or just want to learn more about this incurable condition, this podcast is for you.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 65 min

Dr. Ken Berry, a family physician from Tennessee and famed YouTube doctor, joins us to talk about keto and carnivore for type 1 diabetics. Ken has over 2.33 million YouTube subscribers and has dedicated his career to raising awareness about the benefits of reducing carbohydrates from our diets. He shares his professional experience treating type 1 and type 2 diabetics who have had incredible results following the low carb, keto, an...

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Get to know Jessie and Colleen again! With the podcast now over 3 years old, we’re going to reintroduce ourselves! A lot has changed from when we started in 2019, so it’s time to give y’all an update and list off some accomplishments we’re proud of from the past few years.

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    January 10, 2023 10 min

    Wondering how to actually run an experiment with your T1D? The scientific method is a simple way to organize how you think about experimenting. Jessie and I break down this method using T1D as an example.

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    January 3, 2023 45 min

    Competitive weightlifter Marylynne Allen joins us to talk about how to weightlift as a T1D. Diagnosed as an adult, she shares her struggles with re-learning how to exercise with T1D, and her encouragement for all T1Ds who are interested in learning how to weightlift. 

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    December 27, 2022 16 min

    I hiked 52 times in 2022. It started out as a quest to figure out how to not go low while exercising, and turned into rekindling my love for hiking in ways I didn't expect. Remember: type 1 diabetes does not have to hold you back, even from doing the things you love. 

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    December 20, 2022 26 min

    Do you know how to handle the ups and downs of the T1D rollercoaster?  Listen for a deep dive on our top 5 mindset tools for people with type 1 diabetes: 

  • Curiosity / Questioning 
  • Awareness 
  • Experimentation & Trying New Things 
  • Reflection / Introspection 
  • Allowing 
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    December 13, 2022 12 min

    What are your minimum baselines for your type 1 diabetes care? What are minimum baselines at all? If you had to just squeak by on the bare minimum, would you know what to do? Listen in for more on minimum baselines for T1D.

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    What do you need to thrive with T1D? We believe there are five things you need to live an amazing life with T1D, and if you're missing any one of them you'll have a much harder time with the 'betes journey. Listen in to hear more about these 5 things:

  • Medication
  • Community
  • Supportive, dedicated care team
  • Emotional support
  • Access to education
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    November 29, 2022 15 min

    Wondering how to talk to your doctor about health problems that are not related to T1D? Especially if that doctor thinks that T1D is the problem? Listen in for some communication strategies and ways to stand up for yourself in situations where it feels like the docs aren't listening to you.

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    November 22, 2022 16 min

    How do you prevent burnout with type 1 diabetes? It will depend from T1D to T1D, but it boils down to self awareness of your triggers, having a solid list of self-care practices, and being willing to get help if you need it. Listen in for things that Colleen & Jessie do to prevent burnout. 

    Don't know your burnout triggers or burnout signs? Listen to one of our past episodes on burnout: 

  • Episode 26: Diabetes Burnout
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    November 15, 2022 11 min

    World Diabetes Day comes around every year on November 14th in honor of Frederick Banting's birthday. WDD is a day of education and advocacy for the diabetes community regardless of what type you have. In this episode, Jessie & Colleen share what World Diabetes Day 2022 means to them and why it's important to make time to celebrate or recognize this international day for the diabetes community.

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    November 8, 2022 12 min

    Are you wondering why you're not feeling better emotionally with type 1 diabetes? We've been socialized to believe that we "should" be happy all the time, but the reality is that life is 50/50. That applies even with type 1 diabetes. Listen in for the reason and 3 things you can do today to work through those tough emotions.

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    Do you feel upset or angry when the 'betes doesn't do what you expect or want it to?

    You might have an operating manual for type 1 diabetes.

    If you use the word "should" a lot when talking to yourself about T1D, your emotions are probably suffering because you've made them dependent upon your numbers.

    Learn some tactics for throwing out the manual.
     
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    What happens when you create an entire fantasy magic system based on type 1 diabetes? Author Matt Twinley wrote The Blood Crystal: Book 1 of The Trucekeeper Saga to show how a fantasy hero can save the world AND successfully manage type 1 diabetes while she's doing it. Find out more about his inspiration for the series in this episode!

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    Ever wonder what it's like to live with MODY? Kylie, on IG as @mylifewithmody, shares her experience and insight about the differences between MODY and T1D. Kylie also shares her experience going through pregnancy with MODY, which has a 50% chance of passing the MODY gene to her child. Her advocacy for rare types of diabetes makes her a great creator to follow on Instagram.

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    Melissa Slemp embodies her philosophy of abundant health with type 1 diabetes. Learn her "magic formula" to maintaining an average A1c of 5.7%! She has lived with T1D for over 40 years, is married to a T1D, and helps midlife women with diabetes better control blood sugars and drop the weight. Listen in to hear her wisdom after such a long time living with T1D.

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    October 4, 2022 25 min

    We're helping announce some exciting news! The College Diabetes Network is now The Diabetes Link! We sat down with CEO Christina Roth to dig into the rebrand, what it means for all young adults with diabetes (not just T1D college kids), and find out what's coming down the pipeline for The Diabetes Link. We're super excited to see what happens next!

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    September 27, 2022 7 min

    Do you have these three essential beliefs? While we can never achieve "perfection" with T1D, these beliefs are the foundation of a good T1D experience. 

    I believe type 1 diabetes gives us the opportunity to have better lives than ever before, but if you don’t have these three beliefs, you’re kinda hamstrung from the start. 

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    September 20, 2022 18 min

    How do you stand up for yourself in the realm of type 1 diabetes? How do you make sure you get the medical care, the emotional support, the community, and the medication that you need to not just survive, but thrive with T1D? It all comes down to diabetes self-advocacy. Knowing how to be an advocate for yourself with T1D gives you the power to make decisions that are in your best interest for the long term.

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    Magic Barclay joins us to talk about root cause analysis and why it's important to understand the root causes of our health problems...including type 1 diabetes. Autoimmunes love to play together, so if we're not careful, we could end up with more than just T1D. 

    Magic is the lead practitioner at Wholistic Natural Health Australia and host of the podcast “A Magical Life: Health, Wealth, and Weight Loss.”

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