This is Type 1 Podcast

Send Us a Voice Message!

Want to be a Guest?

Type 1 Diabetes is challenging, frustrating, and life-changing. Each Tuesday, join Colleen Mitchell and Jessie Tuggey, life-long diabetics, as they talk about real life with Type 1, discussing the impact it makes on their lives without defining them.

If you have type 1, know someone with type 1, or just want to learn more about this incurable condition, this podcast is for you. 

I'm Colleen Mitchell, a life coach, author, and engineer. I've had type 1 diabetes for over 27 years and am a major advocate for educating others about this disease. I'm not shy about talking about how it's affected my life and what I hope for in the future.

My co-host, Jessie Tuggey, is Tim's and my pseudo-daughter from Panther Camp. I've known her since she first came to Panther Camp at age 9, after diagnosis at age 8. She's pursuing engineering at Montana State University and loves being outdoors. Jessie's also excited to make diabetes education more accessible, especially for her friends that don't know it very well.

Why do people say “good carbs” or “bad carbs”? In this episode, we dive into different categories of carbs, so-called good versus bad carbs, and the kinds of carbs type 1 diabetics should include in their protocols if they choose to eat carbs.Now It’s Your Turn…What kinds of carbs do you eat the most? What … Read More

... Read More
Episode 197: MVP – Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

In this episode, we’re talking about six common issues for newly diagnosed T1Ds, and how to handle them.Shock & confusion about being diagnosed to begin withNot enough resources provided up frontWorry about what will change in your lifeWay too many conflicting opinions about food and exerciseLack of community, especially localThe insurance debacle This is not … Read More

... Read More
Episode 196: Six Common Issues for Newly Diagnosed T1Ds

Diagnosed at age 42, Jason Robinson lives an unconventional live with type 1 diabetes. He’s a digital nomad living without a permanent address, but with a permanent condition. In this episode, Jason shares what it’s like navigating T1D and extensive travel.Meet Jason RobinsonJason didn’t see his 3rd country until he was 40 years old.  At … Read More

... Read More
Episode 195: Late Diagnosis & Digital Nomad Living

Subscribe & Download

Never miss a new episode! Subscribe using your favorite app for listening to podcasts: