Type 1 on 1 is a podcast that delves into the obscure, complex and challenging world of life with type 1 diabetes.
Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves, who was diagnosed at the age of 8, talks to compelling guests about their experiences of living with type 1 diabetes and how it’s shaped them - showing that there is no ‘normal’ when it comes to handling this whopper of a chronic condition.
Mr Motivator: My daughter's diagnosis changed my perception of health
A breakfast TV icon to kick off season 3 of Type 1 on 1? Oh go on then...
Derrick Evans MBE, better known as Mr Motivator, is this week's guest. King of the lycra-clad small screen throughout the 90s, he got the UK moving in their living rooms each and every morning with his uplifting workouts and memorable catchphrases. His daughter Abigail was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 19, and Derrick brings the ultimate dose of motivation to this new series as well as a huge amount of humility for the way that Abigail's experiences have challenged his own perceptions of what it means to be healthy.
Type 1 on 1 | Season 3 Trailer
Type 1 on 1 Season 3 launches Tuesday 14th September 2021! More brilliant, generous guests will join me, Jen Grieves, each week to chat about what it REALLY means to live with type 1 diabetes. I can’t wait to share these incredible stories with you - some are funny, some are emotional, but they're all REAL and will hopefully help you feel less alone when it comes to tackling the good, bad and the ugly parts of living with this complex chronic condition. Subscribe now to take a seat on our cosy, welcoming virtual sofa as we discuss all things type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 101: Jen’s Story
The tables (and microphones) are turned for the final episode of season 2, and Jen is interviewed about her life with type 1 diabetes by senior digital producer and great friend Will Hardy.
Muhammad Ali: Fighting for a professional boxing licence with type 1 diabetes
This week I chat to the UK’s first professional boxer with type 1 diabetes, Muhammad Ali.
Rory Douglas-Speed: Learning to laugh at type 1 diabetes
Hollyoaks actor Rory Douglas-Speed is this week's guest. A natural born entertainer, he hilariously recounts some of his funniest and most embarrassing experiences from his 20 years of living with type 1 diabetes. He also reveals how a blood glucose meter changed his life, how becoming a dad has changed his perspective on taking care of his health.
Living with diabetes after lockdown: Covid-19 Q&A with Partha Kar
Lockdown restrictions have started to lift but coronavirus still remains in our midst, and knowing what the right thing to do is as a person with diabetes isn't always clear. Partha Kar, national specialty advisor in diabetes for NHS England talks us through what we should and shouldn't be worrying about, what precautions we should take and answers your questions as the UK starts to tentatively open back up.
Proving to be amazing
Not a guilt trip about being perfect, in fact the exact opposite. Thanks so much.
Relatable, entertaining & informative
It’s rare for me to come across another T1 in real life, so hearing about other’s experiences really helps to feel that I’m not the only one, everyone has days where they get it wrong and that’s ok. Listening every week has also made me much more engaged with my own condition - I think the NHS should put this on prescription!
T1 is hard work and you can feel a bit alone Lovely to listen to the different episodes with a common theme of positivity and acknowledging you can’t be perfect in management all the time - but that’s ok. Brilliant. Thanks. Should be promoted in every clinic !