Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Into the Woods with Type 1: Interviews from SoCal Slipstream 2019 Part 1

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Rise and shine campers!! It’s Camp Week on Ask Me About My Type 1 and I’m casting THIS pod direct from Connected in Motion’s 2019 SoCal Slipstream in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest!! I take a deep dive into the Type 1 camp experience and the important place I think it holds in our community. I sit down with CIM staff and learn all about the Slipstream program and what goes into planning a Dia-Weekend filled with the Type 1iest of activities and education sessions. I also get to roast s’mores with fellow campers as we talk about what makes programs like Slipstream so very special and unique kind of support that Type 1 camp can give even to adults. So roll up those sleeping bags, pack up your T1 supplies, and don’t forget the bug spray because Ask Me About My Type 1 is heading into the woods for Type 1 camp, but this time it’s just for adults!! Listen to Part 1 of Episode 6 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2

When Type 1s Can’t

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Type 1 Diabetics can do ANYTHING!! It’s a beautiful sentiment about perseverance and determination and how the indomitable spirit of each and every person out there living that Type 1 life can overcome any challenges that this condition of ours throws at us. But as inspiring as this message can be the fact is that it just isn’t true. I mean that phrase is ALWAYS followed up by the classic exceptions: military service and flying planes. But while most of us are okay with skipping 5 am PT and not living out of one of those rolly suitcases, there are Type 1s out there who do want those very things. Case in point: my Type 1 guest Danielle who was diagnosed while studying to become a commercial airline pilot with hopes of joining the military. Type None guest and Danielle’s best friend Rojean joins us as Danielle tells of how frustrating the above phrase can be when Type 1 is literally the only thing hold you back and I learn what it really means when we say Type 1s can’t fly planes. So fasten those seatbelts and put your tray tables in their upright and locked positions because this episode is about to take off so brace yourselves as we learn more about the things that Type 1s CAN’T do for once. Listen to Episode 5 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Why So Serious Type 1?

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Oh hi, Dia-Peoples and Type Nones alike! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back with a VERY spicy episode with some extremely thought-provoking Qs. I have on Type 1 Erin along with Type 1 None friend Jillian and the three of us get into some of the more stark realities of Type 1 Diabetes: The fear of missing a late-night low and never waking back up. How the only medication that keeps us alive can also kill us. And how we will most likely have this for the rest of our lives. Erin goes on to tell us about the moment when the Type 1 community helped her push past her initial fears of these darker Type 1 truths and how Type 1 got her to where she is today. We also learn that, much like the Tide pod, Omnipods are NOT for eating either: THE MORE YOU KNOW, DIA-PEOPLE!! Listen to Episode 4 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Smalltown Type 1

37919617_10213254295491752_3663023185504239616_n.jpgHowdy y’all! We’re heading out to the middle of America to hear a voice that so often gets overlooked, that of the smalltown Type 1. We talk a lot about the ways that Type 1 can affect, or even interfere with, our lives but there are so many instances when life itself can affect the way we experience our Type 1. Which is why this week I have on Kameran, who tells us all about the very specific challenges that Type 1s from rural communities like her face on a daily basis. Things like living hours away from her endocrinologist, or EVERYONE in town knowing her name but not willing to talk about her Type 1 because they didn’t want to make her feel bad, or literally being only one of two Type 1s in her entire town, the other being her younger brother. It’s a first-hand account of the smalltown Type 1 experience and the Type 1 journey that all of us must navigate no matter where we come from. Listen to Episode 3 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2

It’s Not Always Sunny with Type 1

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It’s a star-studded episode this week, Dia-babies, as I sit down and talk into my laptop mic with actress, writer, and comedian Jennifer Bartels alongside our Type None guest and her boyfriend, Vance. In addition, to be the most famous of my guest, Jen is also the most recently diagnosed Type 1 I’ve had on yet and her story gives a really interesting and eye-opening look into the not so bright side of Type 1. The first few years after diagnosis can be hectic for anyone, but imagine having to do it in your 30s when you thought you had life pretty well figured out. Jen tells us what it’s been like learning how to be her own pancreas for the past two years as she navigates auditions, exercise, and social situations while Vance talks to us about just how frustrating it is not even knowing what you don’t know but how candy can now solve a lot of Jen’s problems. So check your toxic positivity at the door, prepare for some cold hard truthy realness, and don’t forget to duck and cover (you’ll see what I mean) on this week’s episode of Ask Me About My Type 1. Listen to Episode 2 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2

Back to School

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Ask Me About My Type 1 is back for Season 2 Dia-Peoples!! It’s been a long summer but I’m your host, Walt Drennan, and do I have a season premiere for you!! It’s back to school season here at Ask Me About My Type 1 and in order to celebrate I thought there couldn’t be anyone better to hear from than a Type 1 actually starting their first year of college. I invite on Type 1 guest Destin and her Type None roommate Bella who are both starting their freshman year of college TODAY!! Like literally they start classes today. Bella asks some big questions that get us talking about insulin pricing and health insurance practices (SPOILERS: Destin and I both hate them), Destin tells us about this really weird sounding melon diet she’s thinking of starting that might cure her Type 1 (it won’t), and I realize just how very old I am when I give Destin some outdated Type 1 college advice. The bell for the start of Season 2 is about to ring so grab your books and find a good seat because Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 is now officially in session!! Listen to Episode 1 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
For more information on how you or your Type 1 student can make things a little easier for themselves at school check out the resources at Beyond Type 1 here https://beyondtype1.org/school/ .
Season 2

Welcome Back for Season 2!!

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Ask Me About My Type 1 is back dia-babies and the official trailer for Season 2 is live! What better way to celebrate the brand new and totally streamlined new logo than with a brand new trailer to get y’all ready for Season 2!! I’m your host Walt Drennan, back with more of those Type Noney Q’s and the battle-tested Type 1s with all the real A’s they could ever hope for! Check out clips from episodes to come and hear about what Type 1 in small-town USA is actually like,  how there are things other than making insulin that we Type 1s actually can’t do, and what people experiencing an earthquake whilst podcasting sounds like. It’s gonna be a weird one folks! Don’t forget to mark your calendars because Season 2 of Ask Me About My Type 1 starts on August 26th! Listen to the Season 2 Trailer for Ask Me About My Type 1 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.