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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
    • 4.2 • 38 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.

    How Meditation Impacts Diabetes, with Peter Friedfeld

    How Meditation Impacts Diabetes, with Peter Friedfeld

    Peter Friedfeld was diagnosed with T1D on Valentine's Day at age 55. 

    In the years since his unexpected thrust into life with type 1 diabetes, he's developed deep self-compassion through yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. 

    Join us this episode to hear more about his late-adulthood diagnosis, his work with DiabetesSangha and the Diabetes Research Institute, and how to bring more mindfulness into your relationship with T1D.
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    • 52 min
    What to Do When “Authority Figures” Get Diabetes Wrong

    What to Do When “Authority Figures” Get Diabetes Wrong

    Like it or not, some "authority figures" in the medical space get diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes, wrong.

    Whether it's a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, dietitian, professor, or someone in your family, it's important to know not only how to recognize when they're wrong, but also how to stand up for the truth when they do.

    Just because someone has a degree doesn't mean they have all the answers.
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    • 22 min
    Diabetes by the Decades

    Diabetes by the Decades

    What's the history of type 1 diabetes since insulin was discovered in 1921?

    We have come a long way from animal-sourced insulin and needles that had to be sharpened after multiple uses. 

    Sometimes it's mind-boggling to think that T1D was a straight-up death sentence just over a hundred years ago.

    With that in mind, Jessie walks us through diabetes research and milestones decade by decade, including our own diagnoses. 
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    • 19 min
    The Imperfect Journey to Embracing T1D, with Taralyn Jamieson

    The Imperfect Journey to Embracing T1D, with Taralyn Jamieson

    Taralyn Jamieson was diagnosed at 8 years old and spent most of her 28 years with T1D trying to ignore her blood sugars.

    It wasn't until she settled down in her personal life that it became a priority to get her health under control, but by then it was too late to avoid complications.

    Taralyn shares why we need to talk about the reality of diabetes complications that are difficult to hear about, but harder to deal with if you actually have them.

    Connect with Taralyn on Instagram: @taralynjamieson
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    • 34 min
    Our Support Systems

    Our Support Systems

    Have you ever wondered what exactly we mean when we say "support system"? 

    In this episode, we break down what T1D support systems are, why they're important, and what ours look like.
    What to do next...
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    • 26 min
    Journey to Resilience: Advice from a T1D Physician Mom

    Journey to Resilience: Advice from a T1D Physician Mom

    Dr. Maureen Michele, an MD and parent to a T1D kiddo who also had pediatric neuroblastoma, joins us to shed light on why it's so important for parents to understand and embrace resilience.

    As scary as it is to see your child diagnosed with T1D, it's also scary to navigate it while dealing with fear, overwhelm, and grief from it.

    Dr. Maureen shares practical tips for parents of kids with chronic illness to calm the overwhelming thoughts and be an advocate both for their kids and themselves.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

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RCM438 ,

Ben is the bomb

While not a diabetic Ben is my nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach. I can’t say enough about how he has changed my life

I simply listen to what he tells me and my transformation has been incredible.

I can’t enough say how everyone with a health condition needs to meet Ben.

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Saltype1 ,

Type1 diabetic sice the age of 10…

I got it in June of 1958. When I went back to school in September. I had to bring bottles with me so that the doctor could test it every month that was humiliating to say the least! Hated it! I was skinny like olive oil, and I have a lot of positive things to say about it I am the oldest person that I know that has this disease. For 64 years I’ve been a type 1 diabetic! I have a lot more to say as I have not died as my friends have. I was 10 years old as my doctor told my parents I had a chance to live another 5 to 10 years if I was “lucky”.

I loved all your episodes! I have listened to many of them over again. Thank you for doing this!

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Hope I can get back to this!!!

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