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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 writer, analyst, and entrepreneur. I've had type 1 diabetes for over 24 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 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.

Do you have boundaries with your parents about your type 1 diabetes?If you were diagnosed as a toddler or even as a teenager, your parents have most likely been the ones managing your diabetes right up until you turned 18. Sometimes, parents let their kids take on more responsibility if asked for or by default, … Read More

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Today we’re talking with my endocrinologist, Becky Blodgett. Becky is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. 

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Ever wonder how to approach educating your parents about your type 1 diabetes? Jessie & I talk about what we want our parents to know. There’s a big difference between parenting a child with type 1 and being that child experiencing the day-to-day realities of it.

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