Type 1 on 1 is a podcast that delves into the obscure, complex and challenging world of life with type 1 diabetes.
Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves, who was diagnosed at the age of 8, talks to compelling guests about their experiences of living with type 1 diabetes and how it’s shaped them - showing that there is no ‘normal’ when it comes to handling this whopper of a chronic condition.
Type 1 101: Jen’s Story
The tables (and microphones) are turned for the final episode of season 2, and Jen is interviewed about her life with type 1 diabetes by senior digital producer and great friend Will Hardy.
Muhammad Ali: Fighting for a professional boxing licence with type 1 diabetes
This week I chat to the UK’s first professional boxer with type 1 diabetes, Muhammad Ali.
Rory Douglas-Speed: Learning to laugh at type 1 diabetes
Hollyoaks actor Rory Douglas-Speed is this week's guest. A natural born entertainer, he hilariously recounts some of his funniest and most embarrassing experiences from his 20 years of living with type 1 diabetes. He also reveals how a blood glucose meter changed his life, how becoming a dad has changed his perspective on taking care of his health.
Living with diabetes after lockdown: Covid-19 Q&A with Partha Kar
Lockdown restrictions have started to lift but coronavirus still remains in our midst, and knowing what the right thing to do is as a person with diabetes isn't always clear. Partha Kar, national specialty advisor in diabetes for NHS England talks us through what we should and shouldn't be worrying about, what precautions we should take and answers your questions as the UK starts to tentatively open back up.
Claire Panchal: The impact of miscarriage and building a business from diabetes
Claire is the founder of Organising Chaos, which sells a range of products and accessories to help people decorate their diabetes. Claire was diagnosed with type 1 in 1997, and in her words has been on a journey from ‘diabad to diabadass’ in the past 23 years.
Emma Bowditch: Experiencing Hypoglycaemic Hemiparesis
27-year-old Emma Bowditch is today's guest. Emma suffered an episode of hypoglycaemic hemiparesis in her early 20s, during which half the body is paralysed as an additional symptom of a low blood sugar. Emma didn't have a label for what happened to her for years after, and reached out to me in a bid to raise awareness of this relatively undocumented experience.
Ami’s story is so familiar to me, this is almost my story to the detail. Her life during diagnosis and right after makes me feel like I’m not alone. I’m almost 2 years in and this makes me feel like the feelings I’m having are completely normal.
In every episode I learn something and take something away that I can apply to my life. Amazing podcast and Jen is so very kind.
Your interview with Ella was fascinating! She gave me a full range of nuances that I never could have imagined as she was diagnosed with Type I at an early age. Until now, I really never grasped the differences between a Type I and Type II. Already I have learned so much from your You Tube videos. I know by listening to your Podcasts I am about to embark on a whole new journey of education.
Thank you, Jen!
Keep at it!