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.... Show More

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Officer Aaron Holyfield talks about what police officers need to know about type 1 diabetes. The best thing is to tell the officer that you're diabetic! Knowledge is the first line of care for us as diabetics. Throughout this interview, it was clear that the best way for diabetics to help police officers in the course of their duties is to inform them up front that we're type 1 diabetic.

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November 26, 2019 15 min

With the holidays approaching, managing T1D can feel daunting and impossible. What do you do when the table's full of all this food you don't normally eat? Or when your drunk aunt keeps pestering you about how badly she thinks you're taking care of your blood sugars? What do you do when you just want to strangle everyone gathered around the turkey? Listen to this episode for some tips on how to handle this fun but st... Read more

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November 19, 2019 22 min

Long-term control for type 1 diabetics is still relatively young. Insulin's only been available for less than 100 years! How does a T1D avoid complications?

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode14
Podcast page: http://thisistype1.com



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November 12, 2019 22 min

Every type 1 diabetic has bad habits—things like giving too much insulin and not rotating infusion sites, among others. What T1D bad habits do you have?

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode13
Podcast page: http://thisistype1.com



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Insulin and hormones play a major role in T1D. In this episode, I talk with Alex Vickers, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, about it.

Show notes: inspiredforward.com/episode12
Podcast page: thisistype1.com



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October 29, 2019 15 min

Embarking on some air travel with type 1 diabetes? Listen in for some tips on going through security, packing supplies, and in-flight management.

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode11



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October 22, 2019 36 min

Losing weight as a type 1 diabetic is frustrating and hard. Learn our methods for losing weight when dealing with insulin, which influences weight gain.

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode10



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October 15, 2019 32 min

Food is a key driving factor for blood sugar and how much insulin we need. Most diabetics grow up learning that they can eat whatever they want, as long as they give insulin for it. This is a mindset that drove my weight up, frustrated me endlessly, and affected my blood sugars in a bad way. In this episode, we talk about how low-carb or keto is the best type of food for diabetics. 

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In this episode, we sit down to talk with Jessie's mom, Denise, on her perspectives as a parent to a Type 1 Diabetic. She shares her experience going through Jessie's diagnosis and shares some wisdom for listeners.

Show notes: inspiredforward.com/episode8



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October 1, 2019 29 min

Every diabetic's bane is insurance, whether it's good or bad. Why do we need it? Why is it so expensive? What does it even cover? In this episode, we talk about the pieces of insurance, including deductibles, premiums, copays, and that annoying thing called "non-medical switching."

Show notes: inspiredforward.com/episode7



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September 24, 2019 28 min

In this episode, we talk about what insulin is, how it works, and why it's so important. We also talk about insulin resistance and summarize the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, which we forgot to do in a previous episode. The gist? Insulin is a hormone that is one of the few things humans cannot survive without. Without insulin, we're dead.

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September 17, 2019 23 min

In this episode, Colleen & Jessie discuss the differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2. Because type 2 is more common, many people have misconceptions about type 1 diabetes that we wanted to clear up. Also... listen in to the hack of the week: restarting Dexcom G6 sensors (when paired with a Tandem t:Slim X2 pump)!

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This week we're talking with Colleen's sister, Karen, about her experience growing up with a type 1 sibling. She shares memories from when Colleen was diagnosed at age 2 and offers some advice for the parents of newly diagnosed children who have non-diabetic siblings.

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode4



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August 23, 2019 28 min

What exactly is type 1 diabetes? Colleen and Jessie discuss what type 1 is, the roles of insulin and glucose, why it's so serious, some risk factors for developing type 1, and common questions they get as type 1 diabetics.

Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode3



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August 19, 2019 33 min

In this episode we discuss our diabetes stories—when we were diagnosed, what it was like growing up with it, and how many insulin pumps we've been through. With 30+ years of experience between the two of us, we have stories for days!
Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode2



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August 17, 2019 11 min

Listen to our introductory episode, where we introduce ourselves, give a brief overview of our experiences with type 1 diabetes, and talk about why we started this podcast. Show notes: www.inspiredforward.com/episode1



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