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.
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