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The Talking Type 1 Podcast is an award-winning type 1 diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1996, interviews members of the diabetes community sharing their empowering and educational journeys of life with type 1 diabetes. You can find Daniel on Instagram or Twitter at @t1d_dan or email him at talkingtype1podcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to be on the show then please get in touch.

The Talking Type 1 Podcast is an award-winning type 1 diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1996, interviews members of the diabetes community sharing their empowering and educational journeys of life with type 1 diabetes. You can find Daniel on Instagram or Twitter at @t1d_dan or email him at talkingtype1podcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to be on the show then please get in touch.

Location:

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

Description:

The Talking Type 1 Podcast is an award-winning type 1 diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1996, interviews members of the diabetes community sharing their empowering and educational journeys of life with type 1 diabetes. You can find Daniel on Instagram or Twitter at @t1d_dan or email him at talkingtype1podcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to be on the show then please get in touch.

Language:

English


Episodes

31. Jen: Living with Type 3c Diabetes

5/14/2021
Jen has been living with type 3c diabetes for 4 years. Jen was diagnosed with pancreatitis which led to her having a pancreatectomy. A pancreatectomy is the removal of part or all of the pancreas. This led to Jen’s diagnosis of type 3 c diabetes. We have a deep conversation about this whole process for Jen and adjusting to life after the operation as someone living with type 3c diabetes. We also discuss: Useful information Jen on Instagram Daniel on Instagram IgM...

Duration:01:02:45

30. Liam: Look after your diabetes now and it will look after you in the future

5/1/2021
In this episode, I speak to Liam who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 24 years. Liam is a good friend who I met through the diabetes online community. Our experiences of type 1 in some areas are similar particularly as we both come from single-parent families. Liam and I also discuss his diagnosis story and he was in a coma for 6 weeks, how his upbringing impacted his life with type 1, the struggles that he experienced and his experience of being a dad whilst living with type...

Duration:01:13:41

29. George West: Overcoming my fear of doing exercise when living with type 1 diabetes

4/15/2021
In this episode, I speak to George West from Learn Diabetes who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 3.5 years. George was diagnosed with type 1 whilst he was in medical school. We discuss the challenges that his diagnosis bought in particular how George processed the mental aspect of it. In his first appointment with his endocrinologist, which was the day after he was diagnosed he asked to put on a flash glucose monitor! George talks about the first six months after his diagnosis and...

Duration:00:50:17

28. Jade Byrne: 31 years of type 1 diabetes and why my mum is so important on this journey

4/2/2021
In this episode, I speak to actor, writer, author Jade Byrne who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 31 years. Jade discusses her diagnosis story, finding the balance between managing and living with type 1 and her one-woman play Pricks. We also discuss Jade’s children’s book, Daisy Donald. Jade shares her life with type 1 in her own open and transparent way. A key takeaway from our interview is the pivotal role Jade’s late mum played in shaping how Jade viewed type 1 from a young...

Duration:00:52:46

27. Helen Wills: Life as a parent to a type 1 teenager

3/14/2021
In this episode, I speak to award-winning lifestyle blogger and host of The Teenage Kicks Podcast Helen Wills aka Actuallymummy. Helen teenage daughter Maddie was diagnosed with type 1 at 9 years old. Helen shares her experience of Maddie’s diagnosis story, their first year of diagnosis as a family and the impact this had on the whole family. Helen also spoke of how diabetes has helped her to overcome perfection. A key takeaway from Helen’s journey was how she has and continues to navigate...

Duration:01:09:00

26. Jen: How I navigate Type 1 Diabetes, Pregnancy, Motherhood and Endometriosis

1/8/2021
In this episode, I speak to Jen who has been living with type 1 for 25 years. Jen also lives with another auto-immune condition called Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can affect women of any age. (NHS UK website) In her teenage years, Jen developed eating disorder behaviours and diabulimia and shares the challenges she has to overcome. This...

Duration:01:31:36

25. Melissa Chieza: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Lupus

12/29/2020
In this episode, I speak to Melissa. Melissa has been living with type 1 diabetes for 14 years. Melissa also lives with another autoimmune condition called Lupus. Lupus is a long-term condition that causes joint pain, skin rashes and tiredness. There's no cure, but symptoms can improve if treatment starts early. Melissa shares how she manages living with two autoimmune conditions. One of the biggest challenges that Melissa has overcome was obtaining an insulin pump. Mellisa shares how...

Duration:00:46:01

24. Scott Burrell: It took me over 15 years to accept my type 1 diabetes

12/7/2020
In this episode, I speak to Scott. Scott has been living with type 1 diabetes for 21 years. We talk about all aspects of Scott’s life with type 1 from his school years to his adult life. Scott’s journey is one filled with overcoming denial about type 1 diabetes which thankfully now has changed. A retinopathy appointment was the catalyst for change for Scott and it led to him joining the Diabetes Online Community. The biggest change for Scott was joining The Diabetes Football Community...

Duration:01:05:03

23. Jo Rangeen: Beating the stigma of living with type 1 diabetes in India

11/23/2020
In this episode, I speak to Jo who’s been living with type 1 diabetes for 5 years. Jo lives in India and we talk about her diagnosis story and the challenges she faced after her dad was diagnosed with cancer six months after she was diagnosed with type 1. In India, there is a stigma and societal myths around living with diabetes and Jo shares how she is breaking the stigma and myths at work, with her family and friends and inspiring others living with type 1 diabetes. Jo is also an...

Duration:00:50:20

22. Katherine Itacy: Compassion from a Diabetes Educator helped me to change my life

11/17/2020
In this episode, I speak to Kate whose been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 4. Kate and I discuss her life with diabetes, how she navigated school years, life as an elite athlete and the breakdown of her relationship with type 1 in high school. We also talk about the impact living with multiple health conditions had on her career as a lawyer and how this led to her retiring. Kate’s journey is remarkable because despite all the challenges she never lost the will to help others...

Duration:01:08:09

21. Mike Roberson: Type 1 diabetes helped me to find my purpose

11/9/2020
In this episode, I speak to Mike Roberson aka GlucoseGang Mike whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years. Mike and I talk about a lot in this episode including his dedication to in his own words ‘the journey of hiding his type 1 diabetes’ to finally accepting and embracing the condition. We talk about Mike's experiences of the healthcare system in the USA including access to insulin and the serious topic of rationing insulin. We also talk about how type 1 diabetes helped Mike...

Duration:01:15:04

20. Andrew Wilson: Self-advocacy and education are key for anyone living with type 1 diabetes

11/3/2020
In this episode, I speak to Andrew whose been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. Andrew and I discuss his life with type 1 diabetes and other topics including how type 1 has impacted his work and family life, men’s mental health, diabetes technology and his life-changing moment in 2016. This moment led Andrew on a journey of researching and learning more about type 1 diabetes in particular diabetes technology and diet. Andrew self advocated in order to receive funding for an insulin...

Duration:00:56:04

19. Riva Greenberg: You can thrive when living with diabetes

10/26/2020
In this episode, I speak to Riva Greenberg whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 48 years. Riva is an inspirational speaker, author, and global diabetes advocate. Riva and I discuss her diagnosis story, why it took 32 years for her to see a diabetes educator, the biggest challenges Riva has faced whilst living with type 1 diabetes, and the current paradigms of healthcare. Riva is the founder of the Flourishing Treatment Approach. FTA is focused on the whole person rather than...

Duration:00:56:22

18. Antony and Joyce: Helping our daughter live her best life when living with type 1 diabetes

10/19/2020
In this episode, I speak to Antony and Joyce whose daughter Maya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14 months old. Antony and Joyce talk about Maya's diagnosis story and family life after her diagnosis, the impact diabetes technology has had on Maya and overcoming fears and how it’s turned their lives around and we also discuss: - building relationships with schools. - Maya's Celiac disease diagnosis - how they are teaching Maya to develop resilience towards her type 1 - talking about...

Duration:00:57:02

17. Heather: Learning that good times and bad times can co-exist when you are a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes

9/20/2020
In this episode, I speak to Heather whos son Joe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 about how her and her family navigated their first year of a type 1 diagnosis. The backdrop to our chat is a letter Heather wrote to Joe about their and his first year living with type 1 diabetes. The letter provides an open and emotional insight into what the first year has been like for the family. It documents the good and bad times and everything inbetween. Reading the letter for this first time...

Duration:00:56:52

16. Valerie Spain: The importance of accountability when living with type 1 diabetes

9/11/2020
In this episode, I speak to Valerie about her life living with type 1 diabetes for 27 years. Valerie is a coach and consultant for equity and belonging, speaker, author and facilitator. In our chat, we have a real deep dive into Valerie's life and the challenges that she has had to overcome especially being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whilst looking after two children. We also talk about: - how Valerie overcome an eating disorder prior to her diagnosis and how she had to navigate not...

Duration:00:45:55

15. Reba Redmond: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Illness

8/26/2020
In this episode, I speak to Reba about living with type 1 diabetes and mental illness. Reba is a mental illness blogger, public speaker and artist who has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years and lives with mental illness condition In our chat, we have a real deep dive into what life is like for her living with type 1 diabetes and mental illness. We also talk about: - how she had to overcome a traumatic incident early into her diagnosis - how she relearnt about diabetes...

Duration:00:57:54

14. Priya: My journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

8/20/2020
In this episode, I speak to Priya about her life with type 1 diabetes and going through pregnancy. Priya has been living with type 1 diabetes for 19 years and has a three-year-old son. In our chat, Priya and I talk about her life with type 1 diabetes from her diagnosis story to how she navigates the workplace living with type 1 but the main focus of our chat is Priya's personal pregnancy journey. Most women living with type 1 diabetes have healthy babies however managing type 1 diabetes...

Duration:01:12:53

13. Sonja and Pete: Delivering that first injection as parents is an experience we will never forget

8/14/2020
In this episode, I speak to my good friends Sonja and Pete who are type 1 parents to Kat. Kat was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in November 2016 however her symptoms started in 2015. In my conversation with Sonja and Pete, we talk about aspects of life as a type 1 parent including: Sonja and Pete were open in sharing their own individual and shared perspectives of their type 1 diabetes journey. You can find Kat on social media here and Sonja here. Useful links DANII Foundation:...

Duration:01:07:16

12. Melany Gray: My recovery journey from Diabulimia

7/16/2020
In this episode, I speak to Melany Gray about her recovery from Diabulimia. ****TRIGGER WARNING**** There will information about Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. Diabulimia is an eating disorder that affects people who manage their diabetes by taking insulin and is when someone reduces or stops taking their insulin to lose weight. However, whilst Diabulimia isn’t actually a medically recognised term it is a very serious medical condition. In my chat with Melany, who has been living...

Duration:00:48:29