Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep12: Type 1 Twinning…Sort of

No, I didn’t post two different pictures of the same person! And no, this episode isn’t an ad for the incredibly outdated and not at all relevant enough for a joke Doublemint Gum company! Today’s guests are Shelby and Sydney; the Payne Twins! And while the two are in fact identical twins, Shelby was diagnosed with Type 1 and Sydney wasn’t. But despite this, the two still learned how to manage Shelby’s Type 1 and are now at a point where Shelby trusts Sydney with just about any part of her Type 1 management. In our conversation the two tell us how they helped each other manage Shelby’s Type 1 while attending Type 1 camp together, as teammates on highly competitive youth soccer teams that played internationally, and also attending med school. It’s twin appreciation week on Ask Me About My Type 1 everyone so grab a seat and tune in to the Doctors Payne and I as we talk all about (sort of) Twinning with Type 1.

 

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep11: Teaching with Type 1

Hey Type 1 and Nones!!! I’m back and class is in session. This week I have on Type 1 Mary along with her best friend and our Type None guest, Taylor, both of whom are 3rd grade teachers. Mary shares with the us the not so heard of perspective of the Type 1 teacher, that is a school teacher who lives with Type 1. Mary tells us how she’s managed to fill her students in on her Type 1 while also filling them in on the ABCs and 123s (that’s what you learn in 3rd grade right?). Taylor also tells us about her experiences witnessing all the classic Type 1 symptoms before Mary’s eventual diagnosis and the unexpected ways Mary’s Type 1 has influenced the way she teaches her 3rd grade class. It’s another amazing conversation so take your seats everyone and don’t forget to turn in your homework because Ask Me About My Type 1 is teaching with Type 1!!!

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep10: T1 Diagnosis in the Time of COVID

This week on Ask Me About My Type 1 I have on Marissa who was diagnosed only a few weeks ago during the current global state of COVID 19 crisis. So much of the information relating to COVID 19 and Type 1 assumes that Type 1 is preexisting, but what happens when your diagnosis comes in the middle of the aforementioned pandemic? That’s where my new Type 1 guest Marissa and her Type None boyfriend, Charlie, come in. Marissa and Charlie tells us how they’ve been navigating Marissa’s newly diagnosed Type 1 while in the bubble of quarantine, how she’s been managing Type 1 so far, and the huge support Type 1 social media has been. It’s a fascinating perspective that thousands of newly diagnosed Type 1s are currently living and Ask Me About My Type 1 is here to learn all about it!!!

Season 3, Type 1 Diabetes

S3Ep9: Type 1 Guy Talk

This week on Ask Me About My Type 1 I have on the co-founder of Maximus Bolus, Matt Tarro, and his long time Type None friend, Nick Parker. Matt and I discuss the apparent lack of a male presence in the Type 1 space that we both noticed and what Matt has been doing to hopefully address it. As co-creator of the newly formed Type 1 guy group, Maximus Bolus, Matt tells us how the group came to be and what it has already been able to accomplish through web calls with Type 1 men from around the world. Parker is our Type None guest and asks some really great Q’s in the interest of being able to connect on the Type 1 level with the three Type 1 men that he knows. So grab a seat in your favorite lazy-boy recliner and tune in to this week’s Ask Me About My Type 1 all about guy talk.

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 3

S3Ep6: Type 1 Mind&Body

Break out the mats Type 1s and Nones because it’s all about Yoga this week!!! Specifically I’m exploring the Mind&Body connection and how this Yogic practice can help all the Type 1 yogis and yoga curious folks reconnect with their physical bodies outside of all that Type 1 stuff we’re always having to do. Yoga instructor and Type 1 guest Maia Bremmer shares her experiences going through yoga teacher training and her initial difficulties with turning her Type 1 brain off during the more meditative parts of her training. Type None guest Ashley Belluz gives us her perspective as an instructor with Type 1 students in her classes and the insights she’s gained from watching their practice evolve. Ash also gives tells us about a new form of restorative yoga that she teaches called Feelosophy which is an interesting hybrid of massage and yoga characterized by hands on touch and how it accounts for those of us who wear medical devices. It’s all about getting out of our heads and into the movements on this podcast y’all so namastae right where you are and tune in to this week’s Yoga filled episode of Ask Me About My Type 1!!! Listen to Episode 6 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

 

Season 3

S3Ep5: Type 1s, FurSuit Up!

FurSuit UP Type 1s and Nones!!! I’m sitting down with my new Type 1 AND Furry friend, Bailey, and learning about the ins and outs of FurSuiting with Type 1. Bailey’s Type None boyfriend, Alex, joins us and shares his experience learning about both Bailey’s Type 1 and furry fandom and how he has learned to be there for Bailey when she’s all suited up in her octopus, deer, dog, skunk hybrid fursona, and no that isn’t a typo. Bailey also teaches me about the misconceptions that surround the furry community but also how it is so much more than people on the outside realize. It’s a fascinating conversation where I get to revisit my mascoting days and learn how traveling with Type 1 supplies is a cake walk compared to traveling with a fursuit. So zip up your favorite arctic fox suit and make sure your head is on straight because the Ask Me About My Type 1 episode all about Type 1 furrying is live!!! Listen to Episode 5 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or aynwhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 3

S3Ep4: CBD, THC, and T1D

Oh Hi Type 1s and Nones!!! We’re talking cannabis this week and I called in the experts because I’m basically cannabidonally illiterate. Type 1 Sarah MacLeod, an Integrative Cannabis Health Coach, and Type None Adrienne Airhart, the Social Media and Marketing Director for The Higher Path Collective dispensary, sat down and talk cannabis with me. We go over the common misconceptions that surround both Cannabis and Diabetes, Sarah and Adrienne’s personal experiences using cannabis, and funnily enough the term “being high” didn’t come up even once!!! So if you’ve been looking for more information on what using cannabis while Type 1 might look like, pull up a chair and get comfortable because I’ve got the experts with me today and they’re dropping some real life cannabis A’s. Listen to Episode 4 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Season 3

S3Ep3: More than Just Type 1

Oh Hi Dia-Peoples and the Pancreatically Functional!!! It’s new Ask Me About My Type 1 episode day and this episode is coming at you hawt!!! This week on the podcast I have on Whitney Lewis of @HappyPancreas fame and her Type None husband Derrick, a featured guest of @HappyPancreas fame. On this banger of an episode the three of us discuss Whitney’s unique naturopathic approach to her Type 1 management and how she and Derrick found their way through Whitney’s unexpected Type 1 diagnosis at 26. Whitney shares her experience with alternative medicine and the support she found in communities that had nothing to do with Type 1 at all. So grab your chunkiest blanket and your favorite matcha based beverage because we’re talking about managing Type 1 the natural way with Whitney and Derrick!!! Listen to Episode 3 of Ask Me About My Type 1 Season 3 now on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.