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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 on 1 | Diabetes Stories Jen Grieves

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

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 on 1: The Diaries - I had my knickers and my hypo things

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - I had my knickers and my hypo things

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    This is a bit of a howler, so we hope you’re ready for a touch of nonsense this week! A bit of fun is very necessary when dealing with type 1 diabetes, right?

    Ami’s still trying to tackle type 1 diabetes and swimming, and while it resulted in yet another escapade this week, two lovely kind strangers came to her rescue and restored all faith in humanity. Jen’s been stuck with a consistently high blood glucose and hasn’t really done a whole lot to try and fix it (oops).

    Meanwhile Ami’s been for her first visit to the diabetes therapist and they’ve got a very helpful theory to discuss - if only they could figure out their primary colours first…

    More about Paul Gilbert’s emotional regulation systems: https://mi-psych.com.au/your-brains-3-emotion-regulation-systems/

    Thanks so much to Ypsomed MyLife Diabetescare for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.mylife-diabetescare.com/en/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/

    • 51 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Just a short story...

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Just a short story...

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    The highs and lows extend beyond type 1 diabetes this week, as Jen and Ami have both had an accident involving their shorts which, it turns out, are less robust than their diabetes devices.

    We desperately bring it back on track to discuss just how much our pancreases are to blame for the lapse in brain concentration. Ami’s had a bit of a wobbly one after a few laps of the pool, and there’s a vivid walk down memory lane as Jen relives that one time she had a hypo on the side of a motorway in a broken down car in a three mile tailback with not a grain of sugar in sight. Buckle up.

    This week’s pump journey update isn’t the best

    • 45 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - A double dose of dilated pupils

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - A double dose of dilated pupils

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    Hands up who realllllllyyy doesn't love their retinopathy screening? Yep, it's the one where you get your pupils dilated and are forced to sit in a room and contemplate your illness for hours on end, before strutting out wearing sunglasses on what will inevitably be the darkest day of the year. The fun never stops with type 1 diabetes.

    As you might have guessed, we've got an eye screening escapade this week. Jen's scared to articulate that her blood sugars seem to actually be ok for once... that is until she bolused for her lunch in a meeting that then got extended by half an hour. Oops.

    Thanks so much to Ypsomed MyLife Diabetescare for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.mylife-diabetescare.com/en/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 45 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Are you dia-beaten?

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Are you dia-beaten?

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    We’re back for more and it’s an absolute gallop through diabetes land this week, with a tropical jungle rainstorm thrown in for good measure (please excuse the audio!)

    We discuss whether a low or a high blood sugar is worse to experience, Ami’s still fighting with her long-acting insulin, Jen’s busy regaling us with tales of being caught out by her insulin pump expiry when it happens AGAIN mid-tale, and we realise that trying to describe the different parts of an innocuous little needle is in fact, impossible. Oh, and speaking of the impossible, there’s a lovely bit of miraculous pizza bolus success to bask in (while it lasts). If you know, you know.

    Thanks so much to Ypsomed MyLife Diabetescare for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.mylife-diabetescare.com/en/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 46 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - You scratch my pancreas, I scratch yours

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - You scratch my pancreas, I scratch yours

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    This week’s ramble takes us from discussing the chemical energy of ‘diabetic’ chocolate vs eating the real deal, falling foul of type 1 diabetes admin and appointments (decidedly more stressful if you’re leaving the country in 36 hours), the case for eggs being the perfect food, and what happens when you realise you need to change your basalt.

    We also dig into the advice we were given at diagnosis, which unsurprisingly had evolved somewhat between 1995 and 2019, and Ami gives us a nice juicy update on her quest to get on an insulin pump which you might find interesting if it’s something you’re flirting with or are curious about.

    Thanks so much to Ypsomed MyLife Diabetescare for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.mylife-diabetescare.com/en/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 47 min
    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Swimming in stinky bin juice

    Type 1 on 1: The Diaries - Swimming in stinky bin juice

    Welcome to Type 1 on 1: The Diaries! Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves and producer Ami Bennett are good friends - who both happen to live with type 1 diabetes. For this special spin-off series of Type 1 on 1, nana diabetic Jen (25 years) and baby diabetic Ami (3 years) chat through the frustrating, funny and challenging experiences they’ve faced each week thanks to this ridiculous condition. All in the hope that their stories might help you too.

    This week we're really coming in with a whistle-stop tour of what a week of living with type 1 diabetes can entail. From discussing the labels that come with a chronic illness (if it is indeed an illness), we chat through our feelings towards diabetic vs person with diabetes, the idea of being disabled and the constant tension of living with a disease that (mostly) still allows you to do the things you want to do.

    There’s a real low moment for Jen when she finds herself wading through a rotten bag of rubbish in search of a misplaced vial of insulin, and as Jen turns another year older in diabetes years, we discuss whether a diaversary is cause for celebration or not. Just a simple little medical condition this, isn’t it?

    Thanks so much to Ypsomed MyLife Diabetescare for sponsoring this episode.
    https://www.mylife-diabetescare.com/en/

    Come and say hi on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/missjengrieves/
    https://www.instagram.com/amilovesyoumore/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

MelGil02 ,

So enlightening!

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.

captdennypa ,

Ella’s Interview

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!

v/r
Denny

tinemarie1978 ,

Awesome!

Keep at it!

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