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Type 1 Diabetes is challenging, frustrating, and life-changing. Each Tuesday, join Colleen Mitchell and Jessie Tuggey, life-long diabetics, as they talk about real life with Type 1, discussing the impact it makes on their lives without defining them. If you have type 1, know someone with type 1, or just want to learn more about this incurable condition, this podcast is for you.

This is Type 1: Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes Colleen Mitchell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.0 • 21 Ratings

Type 1 Diabetes is challenging, frustrating, and life-changing. Each Tuesday, join Colleen Mitchell and Jessie Tuggey, life-long diabetics, as they talk about real life with Type 1, discussing the impact it makes on their lives without defining them. If you have type 1, know someone with type 1, or just want to learn more about this incurable condition, this podcast is for you.

    Ep. 157: How to Start a College Diabetes Network Chapter

    Ep. 157: How to Start a College Diabetes Network Chapter

    "Frantic post-diagnosis Googling." That's how Will Jennette describes what he did after he learned he had T1D at the end of high school, and the results led him to College Diabetes Network. 
    Will, along with colleague Mary Jane Roche, share the benefits of communities for young T1Ds, and how to start a College Diabetes Network chapter at your school.
    Read the show notes and find all the links discussed in the episodeFollow us on Instagram: @thisistype1podFollow us on TikTok: @thisistype1Follow Colleen on Instagram: @inspiredforwardFollow Jessie on Instagram: @jj_crystalkatGo straight to our podcast page to find all the episode show notes & relevant T1D links and resourcesWant to learn more about Type 1 Confidence, the coaching program designed for you to take back control of your life from type 1 diabetes? Watch the free video here.Support the show

    • 28 min
    Ep. 156: The Candy in My Pocket, with John Wiltgen

    Ep. 156: The Candy in My Pocket, with John Wiltgen

    John Robert Wiltgen, author of "The Candy in My Pocket" and residential design legend, joins us to share some highlights from his 50+ years with type 1 diabetes. What struck me most is how positive he’s stayed despite numerous health complications related to T1D, and how he’s using his story to show that we can remain optimistic even in the worst of times. 
    Read the show notes and find all the links discussed in the episodeFollow us on Instagram: @thisistype1podFollow us on TikTok: @thisistype1Follow Colleen on Instagram: @inspiredforwardFollow Jessie on Instagram: @jj_crystalkatGo straight to our podcast page to find all the episode show notes & relevant T1D links and resourcesWant to learn more about Type 1 Confidence, the coaching program designed for you to take back control of your life from type 1 diabetes? Watch the free video here.Support the show

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    Bonus! Commitment, Failure, and Resistance

    Bonus! Commitment, Failure, and Resistance

    In the spirit of authenticity, I'm sharing my raw, rambling creative thoughts while on a hike. I recorded this with my author clients in mind, and I use a lot of writing analogies, and I talk a lot about my first book, Mark of Stars, and how we have to be willing for things to feel hard in order to improve. It's the same with T1D. Please forgive all the traffic sounds! I was coming down the south side of Waterworks Hill in Missoula, which is right by I-90.
    Click here to access the free video on exiting the emotional rollercoaster of T1D.
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    Ep. 155: Type 3C Diabetes, with Jen M.

    Ep. 155: Type 3C Diabetes, with Jen M.

    What happens when your pancreas is removed? Jen M. joins us to talk about Type 3C Diabetes, which occurs after a pancreatectomy (among other times). We often moan that with T1D our pancreas doesn't work, but total removal of the pancreas causes other health problems—the pancreas does MORE than just produce insulin. Listen in to hear about what Type 3C Diabetes entails. 
    Read the show notes and find all the links discussed in the episodeFollow us on Instagram: @thisistype1podFollow us on TikTok: @thisistype1Follow Colleen on Instagram: @inspiredforwardFollow Jessie on Instagram: @jj_crystalkatGo straight to our podcast page to find all the episode show notes & relevant T1D links and resourcesWant to learn more about Type 1 Confidence, the coaching program designed for you to take back control of your life from type 1 diabetes? Watch the free video here.Support the show

    • 39 min
    Ep. 154: Summer Water Activities with T1D

    Ep. 154: Summer Water Activities with T1D

    Heading to the water this summer? Make sure you're staying safe with your T1D with those summer water activities! Listen in for tips on what to bring with you and ways to keep yourself and your tech safe. 
    Read the show notes and find all the links discussed in the episodeFollow us on Instagram: @thisistype1podFollow us on TikTok: @thisistype1Follow Colleen on Instagram: @inspiredforwardFollow Jessie on Instagram: @jj_crystalkatGo straight to our podcast page to find all the episode show notes & relevant T1D links and resourcesWant to learn more about Type 1 Confidence, the coaching program designed for you to take back control of your life from type 1 diabetes? Watch the free video here.Support the show

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    Ep. 153: When Your Kid is Diagnosed, with Jay Rush

    Ep. 153: When Your Kid is Diagnosed, with Jay Rush

    What do you do when your kid is diagnosed? Jay Rush's 5-year-old son was diagnosed at the end of January 2022, so he's in the thick of learning the ins and outs of T1D. Jay has a great perspective on T1D and what it means for his son's future. Parents of newly diagnosed kiddos, listen in for Jay's wisdom on this! 
    Read the show notes and find all the links discussed in the episodeFollow us on Instagram: @thisistype1podFollow us on TikTok: @thisistype1Follow Colleen on Instagram: @inspiredforwardFollow Jessie on Instagram: @jj_crystalkatGo straight to our podcast page to find all the episode show notes & relevant T1D links and resourcesWant to learn more about Type 1 Confidence, the coaching program designed for you to take back control of your life from type 1 diabetes? Watch the free video here.Support the show

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Rainyrow555 ,

Love it

Love their podcast

Lucielu18 ,

So relatable! Great content!

Colleen and Jessie are such wonderful hosts! When I listen to the podcast, I feel not quite as alone as a T1D. The hosts are relatable and they have amazing guests. I look forward to hearing new episodes every week. Thanks for putting out a great podcast! ❤️

Benna369 ,

Amazing

My 6yo son was just diagnosed. I immediately found this podcast and feel understood, hopeful, and educated listening to this. Thank you thank you thank you for this ladies. Thank you for the education and the hope. You are doing more than you know. ❤️ keep at it.

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