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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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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