Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep8: T1 Body Movin

Hello Type 1s and Nones!!! This week I have on Type 1 guest Madi and her Type None friend Mia. The three of us talk about the power of movement and how it found both Madi and Mia through Zumba. They are now both Zumba instructors and while Madi tells us about what Zumba and movement has done for her relationship with her Type 1, Mia helps give me an entirely new perspective on insecurity and how feeling self-conscious isn’t just a Type 1 thing. So put on your favorite pair of Zumba leggings and stretch out those hammys because we be T1 body movin on the newest episode of Ask Me About My Type 1 all about the power of movement!!!

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep7: Getting It with Type 1

Oh heeeyyy!!! This week on the podcast I had a very welcome surprise and ended up talking all about that unspoken connection between those of us who can’t make insulin anymore. That feeling you get when you meet someone who just “gets it” because they understand what living with Type 1 means. I originally brought on Type 1 Qiana Drew and Type None Antonio Vizcarrondo to talk about music and performing but we end up going much deeper into the idea of Type 1 Culture and how Antonio relates to this through his own unspoken connections via culture and food. It’s a great conversation so get comfortable because we’re talking about how great it is to just “get it” on this week’s brand new episode of Ask Me About My Type 1!!! Listen to Episode 7 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Where Are They Now Season 2 Finale Special: Part 2

It’s that time Type 1s and Type Nones!! To say goodbye to Season 2 with one last banger of an episode!! As I mentioned last week I have back on Jennifer Bartels from Episode 2 and Becca Smith from Part 1 of Episode 6 but I ALSO have a third super secret surprise guest, Robin from Episode 8!! The three of them tell me the unexpected ways that Type 1 has inspired them to do some pretty awesome things. As all Season Finale Special episodes tend to, this episode is covering it all from how annoying 26-year-olds reporters with functioning pancreases can really be, the realization that we’re all pretty amazing, and how the Type 1 fight is fought on many fronts and YOU can too!! It’s the end of season 2 y’all so from the very bottom of my less than fully functional pancreas, I thank you all for sticking with me this year and I’ll see you again in 2020!! Listen to Part 2 of Episode 14 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Where Are They Now Season 2 Finale Special: Part 1

The end of Season 2 is upon us 1s and Nones!! And in true Ask Me About My Type 1 fashion, you’re getting a Where Are They Now Season Finale Special with three guests from across Season 2!! My Type 1 guests this week are Destin from Ep1 Back to School, Kameran from Ep3 Smalltown Type 1 and Danielle from Ep5 When Type 1s Can’t. Change is the law of the universe; that’s just what it do. And as members of said universe, we AND our Type 1 are subject to change along with it. I sit down with each of my guests this week and they tell me about what’s been changing in life, Type 1, and everything in-between. We cover it all from semesters away in Italy to poorly timed razor incidents and government organizations FINALLY deciding to get their act together. Don’t forget to check out Danielle’s fundraiser and see how you can join her and a bunch of Type 1 pilots doing some real good…It’ll make more sense after you listen to the episode. Happy listening!! Listen to Part 1 of Episode 14 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Supplementals

Roya - Bl.jpgEpisode 13 WOULD be the most difficult to get out to y’all but out to y’all it is and it’s a real banger! This week I have on team Roya, creators of the first dietary supplement specifically made FOR Type 1s. Type 1 guest Rohan and Type None guest Max tell me how they came together to address Type 1 concerns through dietary supplementation. And no it’s not (JUST) an episode about cinnamon!! It’s a story about what can happen when the powers of Type 1 and a Type None with a medical engineering degree and a passion for supplements combine!! Max tells of his learning about Type 1 through Rohan’s Type 1 experience and Rohan tells of his rediscovery of the Type 1 community. I also get the rundown about Cinnamon and the TRUTH behind the myth!! It’s flu season people so grab your Vitamin Cs, Ds, and Ks as you cozy on up for this brand new episode of Ask Me About My Type 1 where we all get a little supplemental!! Listen to Episode 13 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

Politicking Type 1

As National Diabetes Awareness Month comes to a close and with Turkey day is fast approaching, I couldn’t think of an episode topic that could both help focus all your built-up Type 1y awareness-spreading energy AND prepare you for a conversation that will most certainly tick off uncle Bob and at least half of your Grandparents BETTER than this one!! It’s all about Politics on Ask Me About My Type 1 this week, Dia-Citizens of voting age!! It’s one of the tabooiest of subjects but one that has profound effects on the way we as Type 1s take care of ourselves in the United States. That’s why I wrote to my representative in the Pennsylvania House, Sara Innamorato, and asked her to be my Type None guest for this week in Type 1 Politics!! I have on Type 1 guest Tracey from the local T1Yinzer group and together we tell Sara all about living with Type 1 in South West PA. Sara asks about our experiences navigating the American Health Care system as Type 1s, our opinions on Pennsylvania’s recent legislative response to the opioid epidemic, and also leaves us with some helpful tips on how to take our Type 1 activism to the NEXT level. It’s time to politick everyone so grab your voter registration card and take notes because Ask Me About My Type 1 is live and streaming!! Listen to Episode 12 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

 

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Supporting all Types

IMG_4949.jpgAs we approach the halfway point of National Diabetes Awareness Month, I wanted this episode to focus on a huge part of why we have this month in the first place: SUPPORT!! Yes, advocacy involves a lot of fundraising and those dollars are important because they are put to so many good uses but we also want to spread awareness about Type 1 so that we can be supported by the people in our lives who may not know what living with Type 1 is like but can still be there in the ways that we need. I have on Type 1 famous person, Molly of “Hugging the Cactus” blog fame and her best Type None friend from college Emma, and the three of us explore all the ways that Type 1s AND Type Nones need support. So grab your favorite buddy, fully functioning pancreas or not, and listen in as we discuss the ways all of us navigate the world whether we’re living with type 1 OR caring for someone who does and the support that can help make that easier. Listen to Episode 11 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Knowing Type 1

IMG_20191111_004517_264.jpgOh Hi Type 1s and Nones!! We’re in the middle of National Diabetes Awareness Month and today’s episode couldn’t have been more perfect to celebrate the occasion!! I have on Type 1 guest Ekram and Type 1 guest and Ekram’s husband, Jesse and we get into what I think to be the very core of what this month of awareness is all about. Ekram tells us her story of being diagnosed after her older sister had already been diagnosed with Type 1 years earlier. But despite this familiarity with the condition, Ekram still found Type 1 to be a tough road to navigate because there’s knowing about Type 1 and then there’s KNOWING Type 1. Jesse tells us of a very memorable low that he helped Ekram get through and shows us the many different ways that Type Nones can be there for the Type 1s in their lives. I also introduce my VERY challenging plan to finish out this National Diabetes Awareness Month so cozy up in your favorite podcast-listening chair and listen up to the newest episode of Ask Me About My Type 1!! Listen to Episode 10 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Family Matters

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Oh hi! I’m back from fall break and SO ready to give you the A’s to all your Q’s!! And just in time for the first Monday of National Diabetes Awareness Month. In honor of said Type 1 themed month, I have for you a family episode of Ask Me About My Type 1. Much like Type 1, Family is always there, they can be kind of annoying sometimes, and there is no cure. The typical Type 1 story is that of parents or siblings learning to support their Type 1 who is still and child and under their constant care. But what happens when your Type 1 is all grown up and already out of the house? Well, that’s where my Type 1 guest Andrea and her sister Type None sister Jackie come in: Andrea was an adult and not even on the same side of the country as her sister Jackie and the rest of her family when she was diagnosed. It’s a perspective on the adult Type 1 experience that I had never heard before so I had to share it with all of you. It’s family night on Ask Me About My Type 1 Dia-Peoples so find your seat at the family dinner table and don’t forget to pre-bolus because mom made dessert! And yes, Type 1 did do that… Listen to Episode 9 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 2, Type 1 Diabetes

Workin that Type 1 Fitness

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We’re hitting the gym Dia-Peoples and the Type Nones who love them!! This very special episode of Ask Me About My Type 1 is all about fitness and exercise but this isn’t your typical Type 1 talk about getting that heart rate up. This time I’m talking about the anxiety that comes with exercising with that Type 1 and push beyond it so you can make it to that kick-boxing bootcamp you’ve been too nervous to sign up for. Exercising with Type 1 can be stressful but my personal trainer professional guests Type 1 Robin and Type None John talk us through what the professional fitness community knows about Type 1 and the things we can do to leave those Type 1 nerves at home and find the perfect fitness class or trainer. This very special episode of Ask Me About My Type 1 is live so lace up your sneakers and grab that gym bag because we’re all workin on our fitness!! Listen to Episode 8 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 2 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.