Season 4, Type 1 Diabetes

S4Ep13: The Type 1 Unknown

**TRIGGER WARNING** Eating Disorders

This week on the podcast I discuss the topic of Eating Disorder and Diabulimia with my new friends Edie and Ronan. Edie is our Type 1 this week and was recently made an ambassador for the Eating Disorders Association of Northern Ireland before realizing she had gone through Diabulimia as a teenager while attending boarding school. Ronan is Edie’s Partner and our Type None for this conversation and was there during Edie’s realization of her experience with Diabulimia. Ronana tells us about the perspective he gained on his own mental health through helping Edie through hers. It’s a serious episode for sure but a hopeful one nonetheless. If you or anyone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please consider reaching out the resources below.

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S4Ep10: Chronically Illing

Hey again Type 1s and Nones!!! Ask Me About My Type 1 is back for a second episode this week and we’re continuing the conversation around identity and how it relates to Queerness and Chronic Illness. I sit down with Mallory again, who some of you may remember as a Type 1 guest from all the way back in Season 1 Episode 3, and Amanda, our Type None guest who just so happens to live with Ehlers-Danlos Sydnrome. Mallory and Amanda share what they’ve been able to learn about themselves as people navigating the world as both Queer and Chronically Ill.

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S4Ep5: HAWT Type 1 Takes Part 2

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?!?!?!

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S4Ep4: HAWT Type 1 Takes

Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month Type 1s and Nones! And OH MY, do I have just the episode to celebrate it with!!! This week it’s all about the spiciest topic I’ve discussed on the podcast to date: whether or not diabetes advocacy groups should be taking money from the insulin manufacturers? Now personally I don’t see there being much of a debate with this topic SO I decided to just talk about why I don’t think diabetes groups should be taking pharma money and invited some Type 1s on to talk about it with me. On this ALL Type 1 guest episode of Ask Me About My Type 1 I have on Abbie, Maddy, and Sierra who share with me all the reasons why they think pharma money is so very bad and the very clear conflict of interest present when it is taken by Diabetes advocacy groups.

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S4Ep3: Married with Type 1

It’s a new week Type 1s and Nones and THIS time around we’re talking Marriage with Type 1, with Lexie and her Type None husband De’Andre. Because Type 1 AND our relationships are parts of our lives that must interact, Lexie and Deyondre tell us what it’s been like for them and how they’ve been able to make the most out of a very difficult and unique Type 1 situation. Lexie also shares with us how she’s been using her social media platform, The Sugarless Society, to not only support the Type 1 community but also as a way to help other Type 1/Type None couples navigate a relationship with each other AND Type 1.

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep14: Communicating the Type 1 Experience

Type 1s and Nones!!! It’s the finale of the finale. That’s right! Part 4, the final installment of the Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 Finale Special the Series is here! This very special episode is the live recording of the Connected In Motion Virtual Slipstream Workshop that I did a couple months back. Here I share why I think sharing our Type 1 stories is so important along with some tips on how you can do it yourself! In addition to my TedTalk I was also lucky enough to find three Type 1 volunteers, friend of the show Jordan (S3Ep.1) and new friends Katie and Sarah, who helped me open up the conversation based on their varied experiences with that thing we call Type 1. I had a lot of fun with this and I hope it gives you some sort of insight into your Type 1 experience. Thank you all again so much for this very special season of Ask Me About My Type 1!!! See y’all for Season 4!!!

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep14: More than just a post…

Oh hi Type 1s and Nones!!! I’m back AGAIN this week and this time with Part 3 of the Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 Finale Special Series!!! On this very special episode Lexie, Lauren, Qiana, and Antoinette come back and share with us their thoughts on the posts that everyone in the Diabetic Online Community is talking about right now. Recent happenings on social media brought to light major issues within the Type 1 Community that quite frankly aren’t new, but need to be addressed. Because while the discussions many of us in the Type 1 Community are now having may have been inspired by a post on social media, the problems they represent go much much deeper. Thank you again to Lexie, Lauren, Qiana, and Antoinette for their help with this episode.

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep14: Amplifying Black Type 1 Stories Part 2

Welcome back Type 1s and Nones!!! I knew you’d be back for Part 2 of the Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 Finale Special Series!!! In Part 2 I have on new friend Lauren and friend of the show Qiana Drew. In our conversations we talk about specific struggles that are entirely unique even with the Type 1 experience. Lauren tells us about her experiences being racially discriminated against by her medical care teams which kept her managing her Type 1 the way she wanted to. Qiana comes back to speak with us about her struggles with Diabulimia at a time when the term itself didn’t even exist. This one is full of tough but necessary conversations that our community should be having more.


Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep14: Amplifying Black Type 1 Stories Part 1

Oh Hi Type 1s and Nones!!! It’s Finally here!!! Season 3 Finale Special Week!!! And to start it all off here is Part 1 of the Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 Finale Special Series!!! On this very special Season Finale episode, I have on Type 1s Lexie and Antoinette who are both working to connect Type 1s like them on levels far beyond that of BG numbers and insulin ratios. Lexie is working to create a network of Type 1 women who are looking support navigating through the milestones through her website The Sugarless Society and Antoinette is wanting to reinvent what it means for young people to live with Type 1 and not against it through the non-profit she recently created, The Diabaddie Organization.

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep13: Type 1 Moms

This one is going out to all the Type 1 Moms. And this week Ask Me About My Type 1 means that in every sense of the phrase. Because not only do we have a Type None guest who is Mom to a Type 1 daughter, we also have our Type 1 guest who has a two year old of her own. Type 1 guest Marci tells us all about her experiences after her Type 1 pregnancy and what parenting as Type 1 has taught her. Marci’s friend and our Type None guest, Lindsay, is your typical Type 1 mom who manages her daughter’s Type 1 along side her husband who ALSO lives with Type 1. Strangely enough this episode became the mostly highly Type 1 concentrated I’ve had to date and for reasons that you’ll just have to hear to believe. So be on your best behavior and don’t eat Mom’s low snacks because it’s all about the parenting with and for Type 1 on this episode of Ask Me About My Type 1.