Episode 233: The Imperfect Journey to Embracing T1D, with Taralyn Jamieson

Taralyn Jamieson shares her journey with T1D and experiencing T1D complications after 28 years.

Taralyn Jamieson was diagnosed at 8 years old and spent most of her 28 years with T1D trying to ignore her blood sugars. It wasn’t until she settled down in her personal life that it became a priority to get her health under control, but by then it was too late to avoid complications. Taralyn […]

Episode 232: Our Support Systems

Learn more about T1D support systems.

Have you ever wondered what exactly we mean when we say “support system”? In this episode, we break down what T1D support systems are, why they’re important, and what ours look like. Now It’s Your Turn… If you need help figuring out where to start with your support systems, send us a message. We’ll do […]

Episode 231: Journey to Resilience – Advice from a T1D Physician Mom

Dr. Maureen Michele talks about building resilience as parents of kids with chronic illnesses.

Dr. Maureen Michele, an MD and parent to a T1D kiddo who also had pediatric neuroblastoma, joins us to shed light on why it’s so important for parents to understand and embrace resilience. As scary as it is to see your child diagnosed with T1D, it’s also scary to navigate it while dealing with fear, […]

Episode 230: 2023 Year in Review + 2024 Goals

Jessie & Colleen review their 2023 T1D (and other) goals and set new goals for 2024.

With the changing of the years comes a new set of annual goals, and this year is no different. Join us in this episode as we review what happened for us in 2023, both on the T1D front as well as the rest of our busy lives, and as we talk about our plans for […]

Episode 229: MVP: The Honeymoon Period

Jessie and I talk about what the honeymoon period is, how long it lasts, who gets it, and why it only happens once.

The honeymoon period happens right at diagnosis, if it happens at all. In this episode, Jessie and I talk about what the honeymoon period is, how long it lasts, who gets it, and why it only happens once. This is an MVP episode from our very first year of podcasting. Now It’s Your Turn… Did […]

Episode 228: Getting Back into Routine Post-Holidays

The last two months of the year can feel like a whirlwind of “let’s just throw out all our routines” because Halloween kicks off the season of candy, food, get togethers, more food, family drama, even more food… you get the point. By the time we land in the week between Christmas and New Year’s […]

Episode 227: MVP: A Lifetime of T1D, with Richard Vaughn

Hear from Richard Vaughn, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for over 77 years now.

Diagnosed at age 6, Richard Vaughn has lived with it for over 75 years now. Richard joined us on the podcast to talk about his experience with so many years of T1D.The most surprising thing I learned? Richard did not know his blood sugar for 40 years. Now, age 81, he has very few complications […]

Episode 226: The Diabetes Link Resource Hub

Learn more about The Diabetes Link Resource Hub for answers to all your cringe questions.

Who do you talk to about partying safely? Intimate relationships? How weed and alcohol affect your BGs? The Diabetes Link has “answers to even your most cringe questions, shared by people with diabetes (and reviewed by medical experts).” As they say, it’s overwhelming to look for resources on topics you probably won’t feel comfortable asking […]

Episode 225: Seasonal Affective Disorder & T1D

Learn more about seasonal affective disorder and type 1 diabetes.

Do you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months? As T1Ds, we can be impacted far more than the average person by the physical symptoms of SAD. Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, the symptoms, what causes it, what can help, and strategies as T1Ds you can use to mitigate the effects of […]

Episode 224: MVP—Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Learn more about DKA, otherwise known as diabetic ketoacidosis.

Diabetic ketoacidosis (also known as DKA) is a dangerous medical complication of untreated T1D. In this MVP episode, we discuss what causes it, the risk factors for going into DKA, symptoms to watch out for, how to treat it, recovery, and prevention in the future. We also briefly touch on the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis […]

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