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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 life coach, author, and engineer. I've had type 1 diabetes for over 26 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.

Do you have these three essential beliefs? While we can never achieve “perfection” with T1D, these beliefs are the foundation of a good T1D experience.

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Episode 163: Three Essential Beliefs for T1Ds

How do you stand up for yourself in the realm of type 1 diabetes? How do you make sure you get the medical care, the emotional support, the community, and the medication that you need to not just survive, but thrive with T1D? It all comes down to diabetes self-advocacy. 

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Episode 162: Diabetes Self Advocacy

Dr. Mark Heyman, author of Diabetes Sucks and You Can Handle It, joins us to talk about mental health + type 1 diabetes. 

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Episode 161: Diabetes Sucks, and You Can Handle It

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