Hey Type 1s and Nones! National Diabetes Awareness Month is winding down but before it ends I wanted to feature another community within our own Diabetes community and as you might have guessed it’s the Queer Type 1 Community! To do that this week I have on Greta and Amrei to discuss how Type 1 and Queer identity can intersect, the parallels between the two experiences, and the importance of language when talking about them. Greta tells us about what came about from her search for Queer Type 1s like herself online and Amrei asks about Greta’s experiences being a double minority.
SURPRISE!!! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back with a second episode for Type None week Type 1s and Nones!!! This time I’m joined by Scott and Rachael, the Type 1 and Type None director team behind the currently in production feature length documentary Pay Or Die. Pay Or Die The Documentary is an inside look at how the soaring price of insulin in America is threatening—and even taking—the lives of people living with Type 1 Diabetes. Scott shares with us his take on directing a film about the dire cost of the insulin affordability crisis in the United States as a Type 1 and Rachael, our Type None guest, shares how she helped Scott understand how best to reach their Type None audience. This is a powerful one that you are not going to want to miss, People!!!
Hey Type 1ers and Type Noners!!! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back and this week it’s about the Nones! I finally have a Type None guest on during National Diabetes Awareness Month and she did not disappoint. This week on the podcast I have Antoinette from Diabaddie Organization back on along with her Type None friend and Diabaddie marketing coordinator, Artrice to share with us the truly amazing things that can happen when Type 1s and Type Nones join forces. Because frankly, it’s about time we brought those people with fully functioning pancreases we call Type Nones in on all the advocating and awareness building going on this month.
Happy Week 2 of National Diabetes Awareness Month Type 1s and Nones!!! And in honor of the month Ask Me About My Type 1 is taking a break from all the Type 1 talk and getting to know some of the other Types of this thing we all call Diabetes with my guests this week Jen and Kylie. Jen lives with Type 3c Diabetes and Kylie lives with a genetic form of Diabetes known as MODY and the three of us get into the 3c and MODY of it all as they tell me all the things they’d like the Diabetes community to know. Because as we’ll be learning on this episode, Diabetes is much much bigger than just the 1s and 2s.
We’re back Type 1s and Nones!!! And with the hawt hawt takes about the evils of pharma money and what they seem to be doing to our beloved Diabetes Orgs. Abbie, Maddy, Sierra and I, continue to tell the all the orgs, who I am positively sure are totally listening to this, exactly what we think of the current state of Type 1 advocacy in addition to sharing even more about the extensive influence that the Pharmaceutical Industry has in the US government and where we see the Diabetes community going from here. Because it’s National Diabetes Awareness Month: do you know what your Diabetes Orgs are getting into on your behalf?!?!?!