Living with Type 1 diabetes can strengthen, challenge and fortify our most important relationships. Each week, join Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Eric Paslay as he interviews fellow people with Type 1 diabetes and their families navigating everyday life. These honest conversations reveal how Type 1 is simultaneously universal, personal and transformative. Level With Me is brought to you by Dexcom.
Who Goes to Uganda and Gets Diabetes?
For the final episode of the season, Keary C.’s diagnosis story is also the story of how she and her husband started their family — while living in Uganda to adopt their son, and then daughter. After a diabetic coma and the unexpected gift of learning about Zola, she and Keary have helped heal each other, as a mother and daughter both living with Type 1.
There's Nothing You Can't Do
Eric answers questions instead of asking them. His wife Natalie takes over the host seat, bringing a natural warmth and graciousness to the role. Starting with Eric’s diagnosis story and leading up to the birth of their daughter, Natalie and Eric embody the grace and shared resolve of living with Type 1.
My Kids Will Never Be Bullied
Despite working night shifts and living in rural Virginia, Julie E. is committed to finding and preparing healthy food for her Type 1 daughter Abigail, and the rest of their family. Julie candidly shares how the post-diagnosis period challenged her relationships until the whole family accepted and embraced change.
It’s Kinda Like a Workout for a Relationship
After being diagnosed in his adulthood, John B. spontaneously joined a 1-mile walk and tried to run it. He couldn’t finish. That fueled his motivation to train for and ultimately complete several Ironman triathlons. He and his wife talk share how their candid communication around Type 1 has bolstered all aspects of their relationship.
Until There’s a Cure, There’s a Community
T1D Colleen R. lives outside of Columbus, Ohio with her husband Todd and two young boys. After Colleen was diagnosed as an eight year-old, her mother told her that her pancreas was sleeping. As a nurse, community organizer, role model, mom and wife — Colleen continues to carry that positive spin forward.
Introducing Level with Me
Join Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Eric Paslay every week as he interviews fellow people with Type 1, and talks candidly about how managing diabetes affects their most important relationships.
Love the concept
But where’s the content? Need more episodes!
I am a mother of an 8 year old type 1 diabetic in Alaska. He was diagnosed at 4 and our world was turned upside down. Hearing this podcast and the people who are living with this and the family support is truly uplifting. Thank you for getting this out there for people. Be it with type 1, family of type 1, and everyone else. Information is priceless. Much love 💖
Not alone in this
I live in a small town in Arkansas, where there’s not really a community of diabetics to talk to. This was so helpful, Eric. You and your wife mirror my marriage of 10 years in an almost creepy way. Thank you for using your platform for something truly great.