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Episode 145: Ice Cream and Insulin

May 24, 2022

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Devin Ortiz-Hoffman, known as Ice Cream and Insulin on the interwebs, joined us to share her experience being diagnosed with T1D in 2019.

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She sums up being diagnosed as an adult pretty succinctly with this:

“T1D is not a death sentence for the life you used to know.” 

Devin nails it on the head here. If you've listened to us for any length of time, you know that we believe T1D is not a reason to stop doing the things you love. Listen for Devin's perspective!

Meet Devin Ortiz-Hoffman

Listen to how Devin still pursues all the things she loves even with type 1 diabetes, including having ice cream!

Devin Ortiz-Hoffman, known as Ice Cream and Insulin on Instagram, lives in North Carolina, and grew up in Virginia. She was diagnosed with T1D in March 2019, one month shy of her 27th birthday.

She's a bookworm, beach bum, dog mom, and travel enthusiast.

Connect with Devin on Instagram @icecreamandinsulin

Wins & Fails

Jessie's Win: She's in an adjustment period for post-season food transitioning. Being done with rugby for the summer, her diet needs to change a bit.

Colleen's Fail: It took me a really long time to recover from my solo road trip, just in terms of getting back to a normal routine, feeling back to normal, and getting my blood sugars and eating habits dialed back in.

Tip of the Week

Remember that your blood sugars can change with the environment.

Listen to how Devin still pursues all the things she loves even with type 1 diabetes, including having ice cream!

Question for You!

Do you still eat ice cream? What's your favorite flavor and brand?

Colleen's is Mammoth Creameries, and Jessie loves avocado ice cream.

Links & Resources

Credits

Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Colleen


Life coach, author, engineer, and host of the podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes. I teach T1Ds how to feel better without changing how they manage it.

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