70 episodes

I invite Type 1s on and they bring their Type None friends to ask all of their burning Type 1 questions. Tune in for real questions and honest answers from people actually living with Type 1 Diabetes. The answers may surprise you!

Hosted by Walt Drennan.

Ask Me About My Type 1 Walt Drennan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

I invite Type 1s on and they bring their Type None friends to ask all of their burning Type 1 questions. Tune in for real questions and honest answers from people actually living with Type 1 Diabetes. The answers may surprise you!

Hosted by Walt Drennan.

    S4Ep13: The Type 1 Unkown

    S4Ep13: The Type 1 Unkown

    **TRIGGER WARNING** Eating Disorders

    This week on the podcast I discuss the topic of Eating Disorder and Diabulimia with my new friends Edie and Ronan. Edie is our Type 1 this week and was recently made an ambassador for the Eating Disorders Association of Northern Ireland before realizing she had gone through Diabulimia as a teenager while attending boarding school. Ronan is Edie's Partner and our Type None for this conversation and was there during Edie's realization of her experience with Diabulimia. Ronana tells us about the perspective he gained on his own mental health through helping Edie through hers. It's a serious episode for sure but a hopeful one nonetheless. If you or anyone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please consider reaching out the resources below.

    The Diabulimia Help Line Website

    The National Eating Disorders Association USA Website

    The Eating Disorders Association Northern Ireland Website

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    S4Ep12: The Cost of Anything

    S4Ep12: The Cost of Anything

    Oh hey Type 1s and Nones! Diabetes Awareness Month might be over but that doesn't mean there aren't still more Diabetes conversations to be had. And this week on Ask Me About My Type 1 we're busting the oldest of Type 1 Myths because it's about time someone did (again)! We're talking about the old betes adage, "You can do anything with Diabetes!". And to help me talk about how true this statement IS NOT, I have with me Abbie and Anna. Abbie is our Type 1 guest for a second time this month and tells us more about how Type 1 kept her from the career in music that she had grown up dreaming of. In the Type None seat this week is Abbie's friend from college Anna who joins us as an artist currently pursuing a career in music to tell us the truth about how difficult it is to make it in the music industry even when you don't have Type 1.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    S4Ep11: Type 1 in the Movies

    S4Ep11: Type 1 in the Movies

    ANOTHER EPISODE?!?!? That's right Type 1ers and Noners. Ask Me About My Type 1 is here for the second time in just as many days and we're going to the movies!!! This week is all about the very bad and kinda of good but mostly bad portrayals of Diabetes in tv and film. And to talk with me about the not good, the bad, and the really really ugly of Diabetes tv and film I have on Kelsey and Lucy, writers and actresses themselves who are doing their part to cure the industry of their terrible Diabetes portrayals. Kelsey has written a feature comedy script inspired by her life with Type 1 and friend of the show Lucy, a Type None guest from all the way back in Season 1, comes back to sit in the Type None seat again because she's currently developing a tv series where she hopes to play a Type 1 character based on her experiences growing up with her Type 1 sister Maggie. 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    S4Ep10: Chronically Illing

    S4Ep10: Chronically Illing

    Hey again Type 1s and Nones!!! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back for a second episode this week and we're continuing the conversation around identity and how it relates to Queerness and Chronic Illness. I sit down with Mallory again, who some of you may remember as a Type 1 guest from all the way back in Season 1 Episode 3, and Amanda, our Type None guest who just so happens to live with Ehlers-Danlos Sydnrome. Mallory and Amanda share what they've been able to learn about themselves as people navigating the world as both Queer and Chronically Ill.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    S4Ep9: Being Type 1 and Queer

    S4Ep9: Being Type 1 and Queer

    Hey Type 1s and Nones! National Diabetes Awareness Month is winding down but before it ends I wanted to feature another community within our own Diabetes community and as you might have guessed it's the Queer Type 1 Community! To do that this week I have on Greta and Amrei to discuss how Type 1 and Queer identity can intersect, the parallels between the two experiences, and the importance of language when talking about them. Greta tells us about how what came about from her search for Queer Type 1s like herself online  and Amrei asks about Greta's experiences being a double minority.

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    • 59 min
    S4Ep8: Pay Or Die

    S4Ep8: Pay Or Die

    SURPRISE!!! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back with a second episode for Type None week Type 1s and Nones!!! This time I'm joined by Scott and Rachael, the Type 1 and Type None director team behind the currently in production feature length documentary Pay Or Die. Pay Or Die The Documentary is an inside look at how the soaring price of insulin in America is threatening—and even taking—the lives of people living with Type 1 Diabetes. Scott shares with us his take on directing a film about the dire cost of the insulin affordability crisis in the United States as a Type 1 and Rachael, our Type None guest, shares how she helped Scott understand how best to reach their Type None audience. This is a powerful one that you are not going to want to miss, People!!!

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Kameran U ,

Inovative idea for a podcast

Walt does a fantastic job of connecting people with T1D through this podcast. Additionally, what is most unique about this podcast is that Walt strives to connect people with T1D AND people without T1D to deepen the public’s understanding of this chronic illness. I learn something new every time I listen!

Robin's nickname ,

Favorite podcast!

I always listen to Ask Me About My Type 1. Walt is a fantastic interviewer, he actively listens and gives his guests space to open up and tell their story. And he is so funny! I’ve had type 1 for seven years, and AMAMT1 is a huge part of my T1 care - I need to regularly hear other t1 stories so that I remember that all is well and I’m not so weird or different. Listening to Walt helps me take a deep breath, learn something, and have a laugh at my T1D. Thanks Walt! Love ya!

MackyLee242926 ,

Love learning about everyone’s different experiences with chronic illness!

I started to listen when my friend from high school shared she was a guest on the podcast. Since then I’ve subscribed and been listening each week. It’s very interesting to learn as a type none and to hear how different people deal with chronic illness in a general sense as I do have a chronic illness as well. It’s always such good conversation and a podcast I enjoy listening to.

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