About the Hosts

Colleen Mitchell: Diagnosed Age 2

Diagnosed with T1D in 1995, Colleen has never known anything except this condition. She's struggled with weight, purpose, and frustration around T1D education, which led to creating This is Type 1 in the fall of 2019. 

She's the coach for Tally Ink, an author services company, a self-published author, host of 2 podcasts, a Ravenclaw, cat mom, and semi-compulsive hiker living in the Montana Rockies.

Jessie Tuggey: Diagnosed Age 8

Jessie attends Montana State University and is absolutely killing it on their Division 1 Women's Rugby team. She's studying mechanical engineering and wants to work for NASA when she's done with school.

She loves hiking and painting and spending time outdoors.

Colleen & Jessie met at Panther Day Camp, a summer camp for children with type 1 diabetes. 

By Type 1 Diabetics, for Type 1 Diabetics