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Jessie and I are so glad you’re here! This is Type 1 is a podcast by diabetics, for diabetics, and for their families, friends, and people who just want to learn more about what it’s like for us to live day-to-day with an incurable disease that we can’t turn off. Episode 1 is our intro for you!
In this intro episode, we discuss what we intend to talk about, how it relates to Inspired Forward, and why we think that diabetes education—especially about Type 1— is so important. Even among the diabetic community, we lament about how many “regular” people confuse Type 1 with Type 2, or don’t know anything at all about this disease that’s exponentially growing, but oftentimes our fellow T1Ds are in the dark about things Jessie and I have learned at Panther Camp and from each other.
This is an educational movement to empower those with Type 1 and their friends and families to take extreme ownership over their diabetic lives and remember that we control our diabetes—it doesn’t have to control us.
Thanks for listening!
Wins & Fails
- Jessie’s Win: making sure she had enough insulin before sleeping overnight away from home.
- Colleen’s Win: disagreeing with sensor data and avoiding an unnecessary high blood sugar.
- Jessie’s Fail: forgetting her blood sugar meter kit when visiting her BF at his new job.
- Colleen’s Fail: accidentally forgetting to put her pump back on before church.
Hack of the Week
If your infusion site looks okay to stay on for another day after changing your site, leave it there in case the new one rips off or the cannula kinks going in.
Question for You!
What’s your relationship with diabetes?
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