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Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or struggling with it? Then join Michael and Jack, as they are just two ordinary blokes from London in their 30's, living with this chronic condition. They are not doctors (nuh uh!) but know life with type 1 diabetes. That is why "We Are T1D" makes sense. Touching on many subjects from insulin, carb counting, mental stress and more. Laughing and helping as much as we can with this unplanned condition.

We Are T1D : Type 1 Diabetes Michael McLoughlin & Jack Scales

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or struggling with it? Then join Michael and Jack, as they are just two ordinary blokes from London in their 30's, living with this chronic condition. They are not doctors (nuh uh!) but know life with type 1 diabetes. That is why "We Are T1D" makes sense. Touching on many subjects from insulin, carb counting, mental stress and more. Laughing and helping as much as we can with this unplanned condition.

    Lidl T1D Problems: Where is Mike??

    Lidl T1D Problems: Where is Mike??

    As our hosts battle their simultaneous hypos, Jack serenades us with an impromptu song, and Mike tries to keep up with the banter, we're reminded that managing diabetes is a shared journey—complete with its ups, downs, and unexpected moments.
    They're celebrating impressive in-range percentages, talking about the perils of kettlebell workouts, and the hilarity that ensues when T1D strikes in the most unlikely of places—like the aisles of Lidl. Listen as they recount a listener's tale of hypoglycemia-induced confusion and the desperate (but necessary) opening of jelly snakes right off the shelf.
    Whether you're curious about the 'Susie snakes' debate or just need a pick-me-up, this episode delivers. And remember, don't go anywhere without your hypo stash—unless you're hoping for a Mike sighting at Lidl!
    So, join us for this episode full of bloopers, heartfelt stories, and a reminder that even on the toughest days, a little humor goes a long way. Don't forget to share, rate, and review, and we'll catch you on the next bank holiday Sunday for more T1D tales and tips. Until then, keep those blood sugars steady and those spirits high!
    For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com.
    00:00 - Wednesday special where we take one of your stories and share it with everybody 02:25 - Jack Cohen takes the piss out of himself with this week's podcast 05:56 - We've got a funny story submitted this week from type one food lover Stay strong, laugh often, and remember, through every hypo and high, WE ARE T1D!
     

    • 9 min
    The Power of Self-Respect: Needles, Noodles, and New Beginnings

    The Power of Self-Respect: Needles, Noodles, and New Beginnings

    Get ready for another heartfelt and humorous dive into the world of Type 1 Diabetes with your hosts Mike and Jack on 'We Are T1D'.
    This week, Mike opens up about conquering his fear, while Jack shares his painful run-in with a fence post – a stark reminder of how the little things can make a big impact when you're not expecting it.
    From discussing the mysteries of blood sugar spikes after a seemingly perfect gym session to the joys of carb counting and meal prepping, this episode is packed with real-life stories and insights that resonate with anyone living with T1D. The hosts also tackle the challenges of finding the right footwear for running, the unexpected effects of alcohol on blood sugar levels, and the importance of self-respect in managing diabetes.
    Plus, don't miss the 'Listener Wins' segment, where the community shares their triumphs – from impressive in-range percentages to creative ways of recycling insulin viles. It's a celebration of the small victories that keep us all going.
    Whether you're looking for motivation, a good laugh, or just a sense of connection, tune in to this episode of 'We Are T1D' and join the conversation that's as real as it gets. And remember, you're not alone in this – WE ARE T1D!
    For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com.
    00:00 - Introduction and disclaimers 02:15 - Mike's triumph over injection fears 05:34 - Jack's fence post fiasco and the importance of the little things 09:50 - Blood sugar spikes, gym sessions, and footwear follies 15:30 - Alcohol and blood sugar: a delicate balance 20:45 - Listener Wins: Celebrating the T1D community's victories 28:00 - The power of self-respect in managing diabetes 32:10 - Meal prepping, carb counting, and the joys of banana bread 37:25 - Wrapping up and a call to action for reviews Remember, every step forward is a win, and every laugh is a reminder that life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. Until next Wednesday – keep on thriving!
     

    • 44 min
    Playing the diabetes card on a night out

    Playing the diabetes card on a night out

    Prepare for belly laughs and a healthy dose of T1D camaraderie in this midweek special of the 'We Are T1D' podcast! Mike and Jack bring you an uproarious collection of outtakes that didn't make the cut but definitely deserve a spotlight. From the hilarious misadventures of 'Scuba Susie' to the unforgettable 'carbohydrate' jingle, this episode is a testament to the unpredictable and often humorous side of life with Type 1 Diabetes.
    But it's not all giggles and jingles; the hosts share a listener's ingenious – albeit slightly cheeky – use of the 'diabetes card' to turn a night out on its head. Damien's story of turning a bouncer's skepticism into an all-access pass with a free cider on the side is both cunning and comical, showcasing the lighter side of navigating social situations with T1D.
    Join Mike and Jack as they navigate the quirks of T1D life, from the frustration of 'bottled water' accents to the hypothetical (and humorous) medicinal uses of 'gonorrhoea'. It's an episode that reminds us to laugh through the lows and celebrate the highs, both in blood sugar and in life.
    Got your own T1D tale to share? Submit your stories via the website at https://wearet1d.com or slide into our DMs on Instagram – your story could be featured in a future episode!
    Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review, and join us again on Sunday for more T1D tales and tips. Until then, keep smiling and remember – WE ARE T1D!
    Follow the podcast on Instagram for more T1D content and community at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d, and remember to share your own stories!
     

    • 12 min
    Fitness Goals and Food Talk with a Diabetes Admin Check

    Fitness Goals and Food Talk with a Diabetes Admin Check

    Dive into the trials of Mike returning to the gym, the unexpected spikes and drops in blood sugar levels, and the importance of finding a balance in their fitness routines. Mike shares his struggles with post-pizza highs and the determination it took to bring his levels back down, while Jack celebrates the success of his homemade curry and banana bread, proving that being a foodie with T1D can still be a delicious affair.
    Amidst the laughter and light-heartedness, the hosts don't shy away from discussing the 'diabetes admin' that comes with the condition, from finger pricks for DVLA requirements to the frequency of checking glucose levels. The episode concludes with the community's wins and struggles, showcasing the solidarity and shared experiences within the T1D family.
    Whether you're looking for camaraderie, a good laugh, or tips on managing T1D alongside life's simple pleasures, this episode is a heartfelt reminder that you're never alone in this journey.
    Remember to follow the podcast on social media, share your own stories, and tune in every Sunday and Wednesday for new episodes. And, as always, keep laughing through the lows.
    00:00 - Casual catch-up 05:22 - Gym woes and the impact of exercise on blood sugar 13:45 - The foodie segment: From pizza highs to homemade delights 25:10 - Diabetes admin and the reality of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) 34:00 - Listener wins and the importance of community support Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to support the podcast and help spread the word about living with Type 1 Diabetes. Share your stories, find your tribe, and remember - WE ARE T1D
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Get your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com  

    • 44 min
    The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 2

    The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 2

    Warning: This episode is not for the faint of heart or those easily offended. It's raw, it's real, and it's a bit naughty. You've been warned.
    Brace yourselves for the long-awaited and unabashed Part Two of the Jonsel episode on 'We Are T1D' - the podcast that doesn't just talk diabetes, it lives it. Hosts Mike and Jack, the candid voices of Type 1 Diabetes, delve into the gritty, unpolished side of living with T1D, with their guest who's as real as it gets.
    Jonsel, a man who's not afraid to speak his truth, shares his journey through the entertainment industry, his battle with the highs and lows of diabetes, and the stark reality of managing this chronic condition in the public eye. From the heartache of empty theatres to the frustration with charities, Jonsel's story is a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences that many with T1D can relate to.
    Get ready for some outrageous hypo tales that will have you in stitches, discussions on the taboo topic of diabetes and sex, and the kind of uproarious banter that only comes from three guys who know how to laugh in the face of adversity
    And for those who've been touched by Jon's candidness, his books, 'Diabetes Won't Defeat Us' and 'Keep Calm I'm Only Diabetic', are available on Amazon. Plus, don't miss his powerful short film, 'Hypo', on YouTube - a must-watch that sheds light on the silent struggles of living with T1D.
    Follow Jonsel on Instagram @jonsel99 and join the conversation that's breaking barriers and building bridges in the T1D community.
    Remember to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to support the podcast and help spread the word about the real life of living with Type 1 Diabetes. Share your stories, find your tribe, and never forget - you're not alone on this ride.
    Until next time, keep it real, keep it raw, and keep laughing through the lows.
    Peace out, and stay syringed!
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Get your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com  

    • 52 min
    The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 1

    The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 1

    This week, they're joined by the multi-talented Jonsel, whose journey with Type 1 Diabetes is as diverse as his career spanning from music to professional football, and even to the silver screen.
    Jonsels candid storytelling transports us from his mother's Type 1 diagnosis to his own, revealing the stark reality of diabetes awareness—or the lack thereof—in the '90s. He shares the heart-wrenching account of how his budding football career in Turkey was cut short by a misunderstanding of his condition, underscoring the importance of diabetes education and advocacy.
    With humor and raw honesty, Jonsel tackles the challenges of Type 1 Diabetes head-on, from dealing with hypos to confronting the misconceptions that surround the condition. His unapologetic attitude and refusal to play the victim card make for an episode that's as enlightening as it is entertaining.
    Be prepared for laughter, tears, and everything in between as Jonsel lays it all out, reminding us that while Type 1 Diabetes might shape our lives, it doesn't have to define them.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Follow Jonsel https://www.instagram.com/jonselg99 Get your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com New episodes go out every Sunday!
    Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to help others find the podcast and join the T1D community.
     

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kate8t ,

Brilliant

This is my kind of podcast! Just 2 normal blokes chatting about everyday life with Type1 diabetes. I literally binged the whole lot and was gutted when I did because it means I've got to wait until every Sunday for another episode 🤣.
But it's nice to know that things you do as a diabetic other people do to and listening to them makes you feel normal lol.
It's also proper funny aswell.
Just love how real they are and how they don't hide who they are personality wise.

Keep up the good work guys 🙃

Katy B

Top fannn ,

Amazing!

Really enjoyed this podcast!! Honestly made me laugh so much keep up the good work

Jamie Lou09 ,

Amazing

My daddy and he’s my super noodle and he’s a really funny person so you should listen to this podcast

From his fav daughter

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