Episode 73: Sibling Perspectives with Charlie Tuggey

January 5, 2021

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In our first ever guest episode, episode 4, we talked to my sister about her perspectives. Today we have Jessie’s brother Charlie Tuggey on the show to share his perspectives as a sibling to someone with type 1 diabetes.


Jessie takes the lead on this interview with her brother Charlie. We find out what it was—and still is—like to live with a sister who has type 1 diabetes.

Wins & Fails

Jessie's Win: Jessie successfully adulted by handling the aftermath of her truck being hit in a hit-and-run. 

Colleen's FailMy fail was having lows a few times this week which needed more Smarties than I’d like to bring me back out of them. It’s a sign I need to go adjust my ratios and sensitivity in my pump settings.

Hack or Tip of the Week

Keep backup supplies on or in your nightstand. This will help if you end up having to get up at 1 or 3 AM to change your site.

What is it like for Jessie's brother to experience her diabetes? Listen as Charlie Tuggey shares his sibling perspectives with us.

Meet Charlie Tuggey

Charlie Tuggey is Jessie's brother. He's currently in school and produces skateboarding videos on YouTube.

You can find Charlie on Instagram @chugtug.chip and @leahilllocals.

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Question for You!

What are some that your siblings want to know about diabetes? What are some questions they have about diabetes?

Links & Resources


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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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