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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.

Type 1 on 1 | Diabetes Stories Jen Grieves

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

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.

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - We've completed diabetes… with a raging thirst

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - We've completed diabetes… with a raging thirst

    Ami’s officially on an insulin pump! Just in time for the 30th (!!) episode of Type 1 on 1: The Diaries, we get the DL on Ami’s new lease of life on an Omnipod. Kendrick Lamar’s involved, but so is a raging overnight high glucose. You can’t win ‘em all.
    You CAN however, send us your diawins, and send them you did! We get a few nice little pick me ups from the listeners as well as the return of some dia-science facts, while Jen’s very busy consuming large amounts of tapas and stealing batteries out of remote controls to save her insulin pump from dying…

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    And thanks to you lot for supporting our escapades with your messages! Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 49 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Your warm and fuzzy dia-wins!

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Your warm and fuzzy dia-wins!

    Get ready for all the feels - this community has delivered yet again!
    In spirit of injecting (oohhhh get it?) a little bit of positivity into the often frustrating world of type 1 diabetes, and inspired by the fab news that as we publish this, Ami is officially, finally hooked up to an insulin pump (!) we asked you to send us your dia-wins and diabetes milestones so that we could celebrate everyone out there doing their best to handle this mad bad chronic condition.

    
Jen’s heart but did some full bursting as we read out your wins, ranging from lower HbA1cs to being able to eat all the food on holiday without a big fallout on the BGs, to taking steps to accepting a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. This is a real treat and it’s all thanks to you.

    Elsewhere, Jen’s on the move around the world AGAIN, and Ami’s got some real kid-at-christmas vibes as she tries to think of new ways to jazz up her diabetes stuff. Glitter, anyone?

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 49 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - A case of the Podgies… and send us your dia-wins!

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - A case of the Podgies… and send us your dia-wins!

    Lovely listeners - we need your help, again!

    It can be easy to moan about this type 1 life (and with good reason), but this week Ami’s celebrating her imminent switch to an insulin pump after a three year ‘journey’ to get approved. In the spirit of us all cheering each other on, please send us your dia-wins on Instagram and tell us any goal you’ve accomplished this week/year/life! There’s no win too small, we want to spread some good stuff and get them read out on the podcast. Bonus points if you can weave a funny tale in there too…

    Elsewhere Jen’s HbA1c has gone officially AWOL and ghosted her after 26 years, and she’s finally got to the bottom of her dodgy Pod investigation (Podgies if you will).

    Ami’s pretty jazzed to have an insulin pump in her possession! But like a kid at Christmas, she’s got a few more weeks of looking longingly at the parcel before she can open it and hook herself up. What a tease! She’s still got time for a little rant too, because no one puts Ami in the corner.

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 38 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Listener escapades... come through

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Listener escapades... come through

    We asked for your escapades… and you delivered!
    From passing out on a plane to taking a long-acting dose of fast-acting insulin (!), we’re very grateful to hear it’s not just us who get themselves into the odd type 1 diabetes related pickle. Please keep them coming, we’d love to hear more!

Elsewhere Ami’s feeling pretty done with type 1 diabetes this week, while Jen spent a whole 24 hours out of range which was not so fun. But there’s good news as Ami anticipates her insulin pump start, and after a long road, Jen’s retinopathy seems to be going in a more positive direction. Light and shade people, light and shade.

    If you want to say hi or send us an escapade, head over to Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    • 43 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Send Us Your Escapades!

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Send Us Your Escapades!

    We hope you’re strapped in tight this week, the diabetes rollercoaster is GO.

    Jen’s got a little update on the horror wrist injury (spoiler alert: it’s broken) and the resulting cast is forcing a bit of a slow down on the usual escapades, which is probably no bad thing.

    Meanwhile Ami’s had a weekend of frustration after losing her insulin pen in a restaurant and not realising until said restaurant was closed… BUT there’s good news too as she’s finally got the pump-date we’ve been waiting for!

    To help us feel a little better about these escapades, we’re looking for some reassurance that we’re not the only ones getting ourselves in these type 1 pickles… so, can you relate? Have you got a tale of adventure that’s happened as a result of your type 1 diabetes? Please slide on into our DMs and tell us your tales - we’re here with a knowing nod and a lovely hug, and we can keep you anonymous if you wish. We’ll treat your stories with care, promise. Send us your escapades and we might have a chat about them on next week’s podcast.

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 41 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Do you require special assistance?

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Do you require special assistance?

    Woah Nelly, they're at it again!
    The giddyness hits as Jen and Ami are reunited after a couple of weeks apart, and Jen's swollen, purple hand is somewhat of a distraction. But like every great injury, there's a great story attached, and it's kiiiiiind of type 1 diabetes related.
    Ami's having some issues with her sharps bin, but after consulting the good people of Instagram, it seems that she's not alone.

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    Thanks so much to Dexcom UK & Ireland for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.dexcom.com/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Connie Pickles ,

Revolutionary!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Been type 1 for 34 years and lived a full life; also suffered diabetes burn out and it is GREAT to listen to other T1D and know we are NOT alone with, sometimes, our quirky lives. I have been looking for that ‘mental’ support to be available to all T1D’s and I think Miss Jen Grieves is successfully filling that gap! Well done!!

Janey G DJ ,

Inspiring!

So inspiring and full of useful insights and info on T1D. I love Jen’s gentle inquiry and personal reflections. These podcasts have been a lifeline for me- I have listened to them all and am loving series 3!

gydvju ,

Proving to be amazing

Not a guilt trip about being perfect, in fact the exact opposite. Thanks so much.

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