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Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or struggling with it? Then join Michael and Jack, as they are just two ordinary blokes from London in their 30's, living with this chronic condition. They are not doctors (nuh uh!) but know life with type 1 diabetes. That is why "We Are T1D" makes sense. Touching on many subjects from insulin, carb counting, mental stress and more. Laughing and helping as much as we can with this unplanned condition.

We Are T1D : Type 1 Diabetes Michael McLoughlin & Jack Scales

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or struggling with it? Then join Michael and Jack, as they are just two ordinary blokes from London in their 30's, living with this chronic condition. They are not doctors (nuh uh!) but know life with type 1 diabetes. That is why "We Are T1D" makes sense. Touching on many subjects from insulin, carb counting, mental stress and more. Laughing and helping as much as we can with this unplanned condition.

    Bonus: Alfie's Diabetes Card Escape Plan For School

    Bonus: Alfie's Diabetes Card Escape Plan For School

    This week, we have a hilarious story from Alfie, a 15-year-old listener, and some fantastic listener wins. Don't forget to check our socials for clues about our special guest on Sunday!
    Alfie's story takes us through a typical school day turned upside down by a hypo episode during a maths mock test. Despite the challenges, Alfie found a silver lining. It's a brilliant example of using the "diabetes card" in school!
    00:00 - Intro 01:13 - Listener Story from Alfie 05:26 - Listener Wins 15:27 - Outro Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
    Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
     

    • 17 min
    Mental Mind Set, Staying in Range and Enjoying Food

    Mental Mind Set, Staying in Range and Enjoying Food

    This week, the lads discuss the importance of mental health and share their personal wins and struggles. Mike opens up about his journey to improve his mindset and how a simple quote has transformed his daily routine. Meanwhile, Jack celebrates three consecutive nights of stable glucose levels, despite indulging in some cheat meals. They also dive into the challenges of resisting tempting foods at work and the significance of sleep in diabetes management.
    00:00 - Sometimes you have to make believe to enjoy life 03:55 - So, mister non grumpy pants, what is your win this week 06:19 - What's your struggle this week, Jack? 09:54 - Sleep is so, uh, important. You want to be sleeping at least 7 hours a night 16:52 - I don't fatigue at all until lunchtime, unless I'm working hard 18:31 - Jack says he ate everything late and stayed in range over the weekend 21:59 - All we need to do if we fancy takeaways is have a small dinner 25:36 - I read the back of the packet, Jack 29:01 - Apple and peanut butter before bed if I'm lowish 29:16 - Listener Wins 29:29 - Melissa Linstead got her takeaway count to nine this week 32:18 - Cycling 652 miles from home to euros for JDRF 37:11 - Amber's suprise win 39:11 - Outro As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
    Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
     

    • 40 min
    Bonus: The Day my cat hijacked my insulin needles

    Bonus: The Day my cat hijacked my insulin needles

    We kick things off with our usual outtakes, featuring some classic "that's what she said" jokes and a discussion on the England vs. Switzerland game predictions. Spoiler: we were both totally wrong! We also share our thoughts on the upcoming England vs. Netherlands match, complete with some bold predictions.
    Next, we delve into a listener story from Megan, the cat girl, who recounts a hilarious and slightly embarrassing incident involving her cat Harry and her insulin needles. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who's had their pets mess with their diabetes supplies. We also discuss our own experiences with our mischievous pets and their fascination with our medical supplies.
    As always, we wrap up with some light-hearted banter and a reminder to keep sending in your stories. We love hearing from you and sharing your experiences with the T1D community.
    00:00 - T1D podcast goes through some of your outtakes this week 03:54 - Michael thinks people don't eat fruit because they've made up a diet 04:43 - Mike goes low and talks about new Lift Glucose Shot Flavours 06:34 - Megan Catgirl shares diabetes story with Mike and Jack 10:11 - Have your cats played with your diabetes supplies or do you just laugh 13:15 - Accidents with an insulin needle 14:17 - No Zoe's were harmed in the making of this episode 17:42 - Guys, we'll speak to you on Sunday 18:01 - Rodney: We could start a mic and Jack production company Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe/follow to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com  
    New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
    Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
     

    • 18 min
    KFC, Camden Pride, and Cortisol - The T1D Rollercoaster

    KFC, Camden Pride, and Cortisol - The T1D Rollercoaster

    Join Jack and Mike for a mix of banter, insightful discussions, and relatable Type 1 Diabetes experiences.
    Celebrate Riley's birthday at Chessington and explore the mystery of morning glucose spikes. Jack recounts his weekend adventures in Camden, tackling hay fever while fencing, while Mike shares his win at an all-you-can-eat pasta and pizza buffet and the predictable effects of KFC on his blood sugar. Discover their weekly blood sugar averages, how heat impacts glucose levels, and their experiences with different types of insulin. Learn about their gym routines, the importance of proper nutrition, and supplements for diabetes management. Celebrate listener wins, from a great nurse appointment to starting a peer support group and achieving impressive time-in-range percentages. The episode wraps up with a fun discussion on superpowers. Tune in for laughs, valuable T1D insights, and relatable stories!
    00:00 - Hi, Jack. How are you doing today 00:55 - We went to Chesaton for Riley's birthday last weekend 03:39 - On one ride, Amber wouldn't get on 04:43 - Morning glory spikes 06:39 - Hay fever struggles 10:26 - My levels are going higher in the heat 15:08 - Mike had an all you can eat pasta and pizza buffet 19:24 - Camden market 22:25 - Steak and eggs 23:46 - Protein intake and fat intake 26:31 - It's time for the listener win 31:16 - Make sure you go to your eye screenings 37:27 - If you could have a superpower, what superpower would you have Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
    Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
     

    • 40 min
    Bonus: A story of a Type 1 Diabetic Dad and his Dinosaur Son

    Bonus: A story of a Type 1 Diabetic Dad and his Dinosaur Son

    Jack and Mike share their usual banter from the outtakes, complete with peanut butter mishaps and giggles that will have you in stitches. From Jack’s sticky toast to Mike’s hypo-induced antics, it’s a rollercoaster of laughs and relatable moments.
    A story from an anonymous listener who shares a heartwarming and funny hypo experience with his son, Billy. Picture this: an 8-year-old hypo dinosaur refusing to eat jelly babies because he’s “not a mean dinosaur.” It’s a tale that will make you laugh and cry, showcasing the unique challenges and joys of managing Type 1 Diabetes as a family.
    Jack and Mike also discuss what they would name their hypos if they had to pick something like “dinosaur.” The lads also share some listener reviews, expressing gratitude for the support and feedback from their community.
    00:00 - This is the episode for you lot, the listeners 00:36 - Outtakes 08:47 - Dad telling a story about his type one diabetic son and his funny hypo 11:54 - What would you call your hypo? 16:11 - New review segment 17:18 - That wraps it up As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
    Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
     

    • 18 min
    Real Talk on Type 1 Diabetes: Eating, Fitness, Wins and Struggles

    Real Talk on Type 1 Diabetes: Eating, Fitness, Wins and Struggles

    In this episode, we celebrate listener wins, including Rachel's gym dedication in the heatwave and Melissa's fearless approach to new challenges. Mike shares his success with consistently changing his needles, improving his insulin efficiency, while Jack discusses his ongoing battle with nighttime highs and the impact on his daily routine.
    We also tackle the humorous and relatable moments of living with T1D, from unexpected hypo rages to the trials of eating the right foods. Join us for a blend of laughter, real talk, and inspiration as we ensure no one with Type 1 Diabetes ever feels alone in their journey. Tune in for practical tips, heartfelt stories, and a supportive community that understands the daily struggles and victories of managing this chronic condition.
    00:00 - Introduction 01:10 - Weekly Wins and Struggles Jack's success with work and gym balance. Jack's experience with nighttime high blood sugar levels. Mike's needle-changing challenge The Importance of regular needle changes for insulin efficacy. Mike's decision to attempt sobriety and its benefits. Jack loves rountine. 08:17 - Mike sets Jack a discipline challenge! 09:15 - Whats your average bruv! Mike's in the green Jack has an orange 13:56 - Food section! Mikes egg mayonasise Jacks Meal out Jack McDonalds Meal Prep Zoe stands over Jack with a needle! 32:21 - Whats the story Jack has a funny story about his CGM getting spotted Mike tries to show off his CGM to another diabetic 35:05 - Does Jack have discipline? 36:14 - Listener Wins First Sensor Tan Line of the Year: Louise’s Achievement Hypo Rage Mastered: Maria’s Self-Control Victory New Diagnoses, New Adventures: Melissa's Roller Skates and loads more!! 47:12 Outro's, Socials and waffle As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. We also hope adding the chapters helped you navigate the podcast episode so please let us know!!
    Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast.
    Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d Follow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mike Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jack Share your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday
    PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

BluPheonix ,

Very relatable and just raw, funny and fantastic!

So glad I found your podcast, thank you for sharing your journeys and experiences. It is helping me to not feel so alone and mainly that life happens and it is all ok. Just deal with it and move on, such good advice. I was diagnosed as an adult only 2 years ago, so thank you for everything you share!

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