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This is Type 1: Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes

This is Type 1: Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes

Author: Colleen Mitchell

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Type 1 Diabetes is challenging, frustrating, and life-changing. Each Tuesday, join Colleen Mitchell and Jessie Tuggey, life-long diabetics, as they talk about real life with Type 1, discussing the impact it makes on their lives without defining them. If you have type 1, know someone with type 1, or just want to learn more about this incurable condition, this podcast is for you.
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What does “embracing discomfort” mean?As T1Ds, we deal with discomfort every day of our lives. Changing infusion sites, sensors, giving injections, checking blood sugars, waking up in the middle of the night, doing Herculean mental calculations for our meals..But what if this was all easier if we leaned into embracing discomfort?Spoiler alert: it is. Listen in to find out why.Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club! What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancrea...
Medtronic 770G vs 780G

Medtronic 770G vs 780G

2024-05-2814:03

Jessie recently switched from the Medtronic 770G to the new 780G software update. In this episode she talks about the improvements in the tech and how her management has been affected by the change.What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok
Singer/songwriter and former pediatric clinical researcher Kieran James joins us to talk about his daughter's diagnosis, the importance of clinical trials, and how music gave him an outlet from the frustrations of T1D.Connect with Kieran:Website: www.kjsongs.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kieranjsongsYouTube: Unspeakably Wonderful - YouTubeSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4xc7IsrdzVREtrZDe3XrXx Clinical Studies — Stanford Diabetes Research Center ...
So you've been diagnosed with T1D... Now what? For the newly diagnosed people with diabetes, use this episode as a reference for what you might encounter in the first day, first week, first month, and first year of diagnosis. Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club! What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok
Check out this cross-posted episode from Type 1 in Midlife, with Melissa Slemp from Abundant Health with Melissa.We talk about self-sabotage, self-compassion, grace, and how to handle yourself in burnout—and why burnout even happens sometimes.While intended for Melissa's audience of midlife T1Ds, this conversation is chock-full of nuggets beneficial to everyone with T1D.Abundant Health with MelissaWhat to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the...
Peter Friedfeld was diagnosed with T1D on Valentine's Day at age 55. In the years since his unexpected thrust into life with type 1 diabetes, he's developed deep self-compassion through yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Join us this episode to hear more about his late-adulthood diagnosis, his work with DiabetesSangha and the Diabetes Research Institute, and how to bring more mindfulness into your relationship with T1D.What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Ha...
Like it or not, some "authority figures" in the medical space get diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes, wrong.Whether it's a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, dietitian, professor, or someone in your family, it's important to know not only how to recognize when they're wrong, but also how to stand up for the truth when they do.Just because someone has a degree doesn't mean they have all the answers.What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod...
What's the history of type 1 diabetes since insulin was discovered in 1921?We have come a long way from animal-sourced insulin and needles that had to be sharpened after multiple uses. Sometimes it's mind-boggling to think that T1D was a straight-up death sentence just over a hundred years ago.With that in mind, Jessie walks us through diabetes research and milestones decade by decade, including our own diagnoses. What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-De...
Taralyn Jamieson was diagnosed at 8 years old and spent most of her 28 years with T1D trying to ignore her blood sugars. It wasn't until she settled down in her personal life that it became a priority to get her health under control, but by then it was too late to avoid complications.Taralyn shares why we need to talk about the reality of diabetes complications that are difficult to hear about, but harder to deal with if you actually have them.Connect with Taralyn on Instagram: @taralynjamies...
Our Support Systems

Our Support Systems

2024-02-0626:32

Have you ever wondered what exactly we mean when we say "support system"? In this episode, we break down what T1D support systems are, why they're important, and what ours look like.What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok
Dr. Maureen Michele, an MD and parent to a T1D kiddo who also had pediatric neuroblastoma, joins us to shed light on why it's so important for parents to understand and embrace resilience.As scary as it is to see your child diagnosed with T1D, it's also scary to navigate it while dealing with fear, overwhelm, and grief from it.Dr. Maureen shares practical tips for parents of kids with chronic illness to calm the overwhelming thoughts and be an advocate both for their kids and themselves.What ...
With the changing of the years comes a new set of annual goals, and this year is no different. Join us in this episode as we review what happened for us in 2023, both on the T1D front as well as the rest of our busy lives, and as we talk about our plans for 2024.Listen to the end for an important announcement!What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on...
The honeymoon period happens right at diagnosis, if it happens at all. In this episode, Jessie and I talk about what the honeymoon period is, how long it lasts, who gets it, and why it only happens once.This is an MVP episode from our very first year of podcasting.Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club! What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok
The last two months of the year can feel like a whirlwind of "let's just throw out all our routines" because Halloween kicks off the season of candy, food, get togethers, more food, family drama, even more food... you get the point.By the time we land in the week between Christmas and New Year's (AKA what I call "black hole week") it feels like all is lost because we just spent the last two months ignoring good habits and indulging in the season. So today (in real time, the day after Chr...
Diagnosed at age 6, Richard Vaughn has lived with it for over 75 years now. Richard joined us on the podcast to talk about his experience with so many years of T1D.The most surprising thing I learned? Richard did not know his blood sugar for 40 years.Now, age 81, he has very few complications or health problems related to T1D. Richard is a wealth of information for any T1D and their families.He’s one of the most positive voices I see in the diabetes Facebook groups. He regularly posts long-fo...
Who do you talk to about partying safely? Intimate relationships? How weed and alcohol affect your BGs? The Diabetes Link has "answers to even your most cringe questions, shared by people with diabetes (and reviewed by medical experts)." As they say, it's overwhelming to look for resources on topics you probably won't feel comfortable asking your care team, so The Diabetes Link did it for you and collected it all in the Resource Hub.What to do next... Leave a review on Ap...
Do you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months?As T1Ds, we can be impacted far more than the average person by the physical symptoms of SAD. Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, the symptoms, what causes it, what can help, and strategies as T1Ds you can use to mitigate the effects of SAD in your winter.What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow ...
Diabetic ketoacidosis (also known as DKA) is a dangerous medical complication of untreated T1D. In this MVP episode, we discuss what causes it, the risk factors for going into DKA, symptoms to watch out for, how to treat it, recovery, and prevention in the future. We also briefly touch on the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis and nutritional ketosis.This episode was originally aired on July 27th, 2021.Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club! What to do next... Leave a review o...
Thanksgiving & T1D

Thanksgiving & T1D

2023-11-2112:51

Do the holidays stump you when it comes to your diabetes management? Are you super stressed out during all of November and December and find that your BGs respond in kind?In this episode, Jessie & I talk about common strategies for T1Ds to remember going into the holiday season, especially with American Thanksgiving knocking at our doors this week.No matter how you celebrate during the last two months of the year, keeping the tips from this episode in mind can help you navigate the s...
What do you do when your pump breaks? Are you prepared? What's the process to get a replacement pump? Both Jessie and I had our pumps break recently, in different ways. We both had to contact support and get replacement pumps, but in this episode we detail exactly what happened, how we handled it, and what the general process is to rectify the situation.It's not IF, but WHEN. Are you ready?What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow t...
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Diana Fehlhaber

I have been Type 1 since 1973. I just listened to your podcast for the 1st time today. I am hooked

May 20th
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