We Are T1D : Type 1 Diabetes

Michael McLoughlin & Jack Scales

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or struggling with it? Then join Michael and Jack, as they are just two ordinary blokes from London in their 30's, living with this chronic condition. They are not doctors (nuh uh!) but know life with type 1 diabetes. That is why "We Are T1D" makes sense. Touching on many subjects from insulin, carb counting, mental stress and more. Laughing and helping as much as we can with this unplanned condition. read less
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Mental Mind Set, Staying in Range and Enjoying Food
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Mental Mind Set, Staying in Range and Enjoying Food
This week, the lads discuss the importance of mental health and share their personal wins and struggles. Mike opens up about his journey to improve his mindset and how a simple quote has transformed his daily routine. Meanwhile, Jack celebrates three consecutive nights of stable glucose levels, despite indulging in some cheat meals. They also dive into the challenges of resisting tempting foods at work and the significance of sleep in diabetes management. 00:00 - Sometimes you have to make believe to enjoy life03:55 - So, mister non grumpy pants, what is your win this week06:19 - What's your struggle this week, Jack?09:54 - Sleep is so, uh, important. You want to be sleeping at least 7 hours a night16:52 - I don't fatigue at all until lunchtime, unless I'm working hard18:31 - Jack says he ate everything late and stayed in range over the weekend21:59 - All we need to do if we fancy takeaways is have a small dinner25:36 - I read the back of the packet, Jack29:01 - Apple and peanut butter before bed if I'm lowish29:16 - Listener Wins29:29 - Melissa Linstead got her takeaway count to nine this week32:18 - Cycling 652 miles from home to euros for JDRF37:11 - Amber's suprise win39:11 - Outro As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form. Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
Bonus: The Day my cat hijacked my insulin needles
4d ago
Bonus: The Day my cat hijacked my insulin needles
We kick things off with our usual outtakes, featuring some classic "that's what she said" jokes and a discussion on the England vs. Switzerland game predictions. Spoiler: we were both totally wrong! We also share our thoughts on the upcoming England vs. Netherlands match, complete with some bold predictions. Next, we delve into a listener story from Megan, the cat girl, who recounts a hilarious and slightly embarrassing incident involving her cat Harry and her insulin needles. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who's had their pets mess with their diabetes supplies. We also discuss our own experiences with our mischievous pets and their fascination with our medical supplies. As always, we wrap up with some light-hearted banter and a reminder to keep sending in your stories. We love hearing from you and sharing your experiences with the T1D community. 00:00 - T1D podcast goes through some of your outtakes this week03:54 - Michael thinks people don't eat fruit because they've made up a diet04:43 - Mike goes low and talks about new Lift Glucose Shot Flavours06:34 - Megan Catgirl shares diabetes story with Mike and Jack10:11 - Have your cats played with your diabetes supplies or do you just laugh13:15 - Accidents with an insulin needle14:17 - No Zoe's were harmed in the making of this episode17:42 - Guys, we'll speak to you on Sunday18:01 - Rodney: We could start a mic and Jack production company Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe/follow to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com   New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form. Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
KFC, Camden Pride, and Cortisol - The T1D Rollercoaster
1w ago
KFC, Camden Pride, and Cortisol - The T1D Rollercoaster
Join Jack and Mike for a mix of banter, insightful discussions, and relatable Type 1 Diabetes experiences. Celebrate Riley's birthday at Chessington and explore the mystery of morning glucose spikes. Jack recounts his weekend adventures in Camden, tackling hay fever while fencing, while Mike shares his win at an all-you-can-eat pasta and pizza buffet and the predictable effects of KFC on his blood sugar. Discover their weekly blood sugar averages, how heat impacts glucose levels, and their experiences with different types of insulin. Learn about their gym routines, the importance of proper nutrition, and supplements for diabetes management. Celebrate listener wins, from a great nurse appointment to starting a peer support group and achieving impressive time-in-range percentages. The episode wraps up with a fun discussion on superpowers. Tune in for laughs, valuable T1D insights, and relatable stories! 00:00 - Hi, Jack. How are you doing today00:55 - We went to Chesaton for Riley's birthday last weekend03:39 - On one ride, Amber wouldn't get on04:43 - Morning glory spikes06:39 - Hay fever struggles10:26 - My levels are going higher in the heat15:08 - Mike had an all you can eat pasta and pizza buffet19:24 - Camden market22:25 - Steak and eggs23:46 - Protein intake and fat intake26:31 - It's time for the listener win31:16 - Make sure you go to your eye screenings37:27 - If you could have a superpower, what superpower would you have Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form. Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
Bonus: A story of a Type 1 Diabetic Dad and his Dinosaur Son
Jul 3 2024
Bonus: A story of a Type 1 Diabetic Dad and his Dinosaur Son
Jack and Mike share their usual banter from the outtakes, complete with peanut butter mishaps and giggles that will have you in stitches. From Jack’s sticky toast to Mike’s hypo-induced antics, it’s a rollercoaster of laughs and relatable moments. A story from an anonymous listener who shares a heartwarming and funny hypo experience with his son, Billy. Picture this: an 8-year-old hypo dinosaur refusing to eat jelly babies because he’s “not a mean dinosaur.” It’s a tale that will make you laugh and cry, showcasing the unique challenges and joys of managing Type 1 Diabetes as a family. Jack and Mike also discuss what they would name their hypos if they had to pick something like “dinosaur.” The lads also share some listener reviews, expressing gratitude for the support and feedback from their community. 00:00 - This is the episode for you lot, the listeners00:36 - Outtakes08:47 - Dad telling a story about his type one diabetic son and his funny hypo11:54 - What would you call your hypo?16:11 - New review segment17:18 - That wraps it up As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form. Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting, search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
Real Talk on Type 1 Diabetes: Eating, Fitness, Wins and Struggles
Jun 29 2024
Real Talk on Type 1 Diabetes: Eating, Fitness, Wins and Struggles
In this episode, we celebrate listener wins, including Rachel's gym dedication in the heatwave and Melissa's fearless approach to new challenges. Mike shares his success with consistently changing his needles, improving his insulin efficiency, while Jack discusses his ongoing battle with nighttime highs and the impact on his daily routine. We also tackle the humorous and relatable moments of living with T1D, from unexpected hypo rages to the trials of eating the right foods. Join us for a blend of laughter, real talk, and inspiration as we ensure no one with Type 1 Diabetes ever feels alone in their journey. Tune in for practical tips, heartfelt stories, and a supportive community that understands the daily struggles and victories of managing this chronic condition. 00:00 - Introduction01:10 - Weekly Wins and Struggles Jack's success with work and gym balance.Jack's experience with nighttime high blood sugar levels.Mike's needle-changing challengeThe Importance of regular needle changes for insulin efficacy.Mike's decision to attempt sobriety and its benefits.Jack loves rountine. 08:17 - Mike sets Jack a discipline challenge!09:15 - Whats your average bruv! Mike's in the greenJack has an orange 13:56 - Food section! Mikes egg mayonasiseJacks Meal outJack McDonaldsMeal PrepZoe stands over Jack with a needle! 32:21 - Whats the story Jack has a funny story about his CGM getting spottedMike tries to show off his CGM to another diabetic 35:05 - Does Jack have discipline?36:14 - Listener Wins First Sensor Tan Line of the Year: Louise’s AchievementHypo Rage Mastered: Maria’s Self-Control VictoryNew Diagnoses, New Adventures: Melissa's Roller Skatesand loads more!! 47:12 Outro's, Socials and waffle As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. We also hope adding the chapters helped you navigate the podcast episode so please let us know!! Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com/guest-booking and fill out the form.
Type 1 Wins, Hospital Grins, Banter & Bacon Sandwiches
Jun 23 2024
Type 1 Wins, Hospital Grins, Banter & Bacon Sandwiches
Mike and Jack kick off with some classic banter, including a surprise intro from Mike's son, Riley, who hilariously takes over his dad's hosting duties. The episode dives straight into their weekly wins and struggles. Jack shares his triumphant hospital appointment, where his dietitian praised his tight glucose control and even noted the podcast's global success in his medical records. Mike, on the other hand, celebrates no more early shifts at work, allowing him to live a more "normal" life with fewer hypos. They also discuss their food adventures, including Jack's homemade burgers and Mike's bacon sandwich feast on Father's Day. Jack even gets inspired to try a fried slice and egg for the first time since diagnosis. The lads share some laughs over their quirky eating habits, like Jack's love for sausages without the roll. The episode takes a deeper turn as they discuss the importance of sleep for diabetes management and Jack's struggle with insomnia. They also touch on the significance of maintaining a positive mindset and how it affects their diabetes control. Also spoke about is James Norton's CBeebies Story and Inside Out 2 mishaps lol. Listener engagement is at an all-time high, with shoutouts to Barnaby for making the Great Britain baseball team and Last of the Diabenders for managing hypo-induced anger. The lads read out more listener wins, including Melissa Lindstead's fearless pizza indulgence and Megan's love for the bonus episodes. As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday   PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast, please go to the website https://wearet1d.com and fill out the form.
Bonus: Listener Laughs, Hypo Mishaps & Crunchy Snacks
Jun 19 2024
Bonus: Listener Laughs, Hypo Mishaps & Crunchy Snacks
This week, the lads are in high spirits, sharing banter that will have you chuckling along. From Mike's David Attenborough impression to Jack's Michael Caine quips, the episode kicks off with a laugh. Diving into the outtakes, the duo discuss everything from hypo snacks to the quirks of managing diabetes. Mike munches on Thai chilli rice snacks, while Jack opts for a rich tea biscuit, leading to a humorous debate on the best hypo treats. The conversation takes a hilarious turn as they share tips on warming up cold insulin, with Mike's unconventional microwave method getting a firm "do not try this at home" warning. Mike also supported a CGM in the new Inside Out 2 Movie!! The episode's highlight is a listener story from T1D lass, who recounts a hypo mishap involving an omnipod and a laundry basket. Her tale of losing her pod during a hypo-induced frenzy is both relatable and amusing, reminding us of the unpredictable nature of diabetes management. As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast please go to the website https://wearet1d.com and fill out the form.
Type 1 Dads: Poetic Wins, Gym Gains & Food
Jun 16 2024
Type 1 Dads: Poetic Wins, Gym Gains & Food
This episode kicks off with a heartfelt Father's Day poem from Mike, celebrating the strength and support of diabetic fathers and their families. Prepare for an emotional start as Mike expresses gratitude to his wife and children for their unwavering support through the daily challenges of T1D. After the touching tribute, the lads dive into their weekly wins and struggles. Mike shares his success in fine-tuning his correction ratios, while Jack celebrates his return to the gym, feeling rejuvenated and back on track. The duo also discuss the importance of rest and the impact of overworking on mental health, with Jack realising he needs to slow down and listen to his body. The conversation takes a lighter turn as they chat about their recent food adventures, including a Five Guys mishap and a KFC-induced blood sugar rollercoaster. They also share tips on meal prepping and maintaining a balanced diet while managing diabetes. As always, the episode is filled with laughs, relatable moments, and valuable insights into living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join the conversation and share your stories with the T1D community. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to help others find the podcast. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast please go to the website https://wearet1d.com and fill out the form. Also, don't forget to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards! Your support means the world to us. Visit https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting , search for "We Are T1D," and cast your vote. Thank you!
Bonus: Outtakes, Hypo Panics & Jelly Baby Overload
Jun 12 2024
Bonus: Outtakes, Hypo Panics & Jelly Baby Overload
Join Mike and Jack as they share some of your incredible stories and a few of their own hilarious outtakes. Trust us, some of these outtakes are just too good to keep to ourselves. The episode kicks off with some classic banter and a few laugh-out-loud moments, including Jack's struggles with reading out loud and Mike's "mic fright."  We then dive into a listener story from Kimberly, who shares her experience of a hypo panic during a hike. From inhaling jelly babies to dealing with an empty insulin pen, Kimberly's story is both relatable and a reminder of the unpredictable nature of T1D. Mike and Jack discuss the importance of having hypo treatments on hand and the amusing yet serious consequences of overindulging in jelly babies. Throughout the episode, the lads keep the energy high and the laughs coming, making it clear that while T1D is a serious condition, it's okay to find humour in the everyday challenges. They also tease some exciting upcoming merch and how you can get involved with the podcast.   Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackShare your stories at https://wearet1d.com New episodes are released every Sunday & Wednesday Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to help others find the podcast and join the T1D community.   PS. If you would like to be a Guest on the podcast please goto the website https://wearet1d.com and fill out the form.
Type 1 Troubles: Jack and his basal
Jun 8 2024
Type 1 Troubles: Jack and his basal
Join Mike and Jack as they dive into another candid and humour-filled episode of We Are T1D. This week, they discuss the importance of understanding your own body and the frustrations that come with following medical advice that doesn't always fit their unique lifestyles. The lads don't hold back (esp. Jack) as they vent about the highs and lows of living with Type 1 Diabetes, including a hilarious mishap where Jack forgets his gym t-shirt and ends up topless in a yard. They also touch on the mental toll of managing blood sugars and the fear that comes with running high. Jack's struggle with lantus and the impact of his physically demanding job on his diabetes management takes centre stage, sparking a passionate discussion about the need for personalised treatment plans (He moan's a lot haha!). The episode features a new segment, "Get It Off Your Chest" which now has a random jingle, where Mike expresses his frustration with a "comedian" Alex Mitchell's joke about diabetes on Britain's Got Talent Final! The guys also share their food adventures, from homemade pasta bolognese to a mouth-watering barbecue, and discuss the unpredictable nature of blood sugar management. Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackGet your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com New episodes go out every Sunday & Wednesday Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to help others find the podcast and join the T1D community.
T1D Diabetes Unscripted: Eggs, Cocktails & Life Lessons
Jun 1 2024
T1D Diabetes Unscripted: Eggs, Cocktails & Life Lessons
Audio as been updated now (should be 40mins not 57mins), sorry to anyone who downloaded the version before (editing mistake sorry!!) Mike and Jack dive into the highs and lows of their diabetic journeys with their usual blend of humour and candidness. Discussing the challenges of alcohol-induced insulin resistance, this episode is packed with relatable moments and insightful anecdotes. Jack shares his impressive 91% in-range achievement, while Mike recounts a chaotic bank holiday that left him with a busted nose and a struggle to control his blood sugars. The duo also discusses the importance of understanding your body's response to different foods and activities, touching on everything from eggs, to eggs, more eggs and salads to the pitfalls of cocktails haha! They introduce a new segment, "Get It Off Your Chest" where Jack vents about misleading nutritional advice and the frustrations of dealing with uninformed comments about diabetes. The episode wraps up with the popular "Listener Wins" segment, celebrating the community's triumphs, from hitting milestone steps to managing impressive in-range percentages. Join us for another episode full of laughs, lessons, and a reminder that no one has to face Type 1 Diabetes alone. Don't forget to share your thoughts, rate, and review the podcast, and connect with us on Instagram! For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com Remember, laughter is the best medicine—along with insulin! Until next time, keep those blood sugars steady and your spirits high!
Midweek Madness: Outtakes and Wedding Day Drama
May 28 2024
Midweek Madness: Outtakes and Wedding Day Drama
The episode kicks off with the guys sharing some candid moments, from Jack's sweet tooth dilemma to Mike's hypo-induced antics. The outtakes reveal the unfiltered side of living with Type 1 Diabetes, including a surprise appearance by Zoe, who dramatically alerts Jack about his rising blood sugars. The banter continues with discussions about hypo treats, the effects of fibre, and the peculiarities of shredded wheat. But it's not all laughs and giggles. This week's listener story, submitted by Christina, takes centre stage. Christina recounts her wedding day, where a rage bolus led to a hypo during her vows. Her husband, quick to notice the signs, saved the day with some dextrose, turning a potentially stressful moment into a memorable and heartwarming story. It's a testament to the importance of support and understanding in managing T1D. Whether you're here for the humour, the relatability, or the community spirit, this episode has something for everyone. Don't forget to share your own stories and connect with us on Instagram or through our website. Together, we navigate the highs and lows of T1D with a smile. For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com. Remember, every step forward is a win, and every laugh is a reminder that life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. Until next Sunday – keep on thriving!
Bank Holiday Banter: Festival Fun and Diabetes Rants
May 25 2024
Bank Holiday Banter: Festival Fun and Diabetes Rants
Jack kicks things off with his win of the week – celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary with a weekend full of food, drinks, and live music at Pub in the Park. From enjoying performances by Boyzlife and DJ sets by Vernon Kay and Kimberly Wyatt, to indulging in free samples of gin, ale, and snacks, it’s a festival experience worth recommending. Mike shares his win of achieving 83% in-range blood sugars for the week, attributing his success to consistent gym sessions and the MyFitnessPal app. The hosts discuss the importance of tracking macros and the benefits of using such apps for managing diabetes. However, not everything is smooth sailing. Jack recounts a frustrating hospital appointment where he felt unfairly criticised for running his blood sugars "too tight." Despite achieving 93% in-range, his nurse focused on the 2% lows, leading to a heated exchange. This discussion highlights the importance of constructive feedback and understanding the lived experience of diabetes. Mike’s struggle this week revolves around resisting the temptation of share bags of crisps and popcorn, while Jack introduces a new hypo treat – honey roasted cashews with cinnamon, discovered at the festival. The episode wraps up with the 'Listener Wins' segment, celebrating the community’s triumphs, from improved in-range percentages to smashing gym sessions and even winning at crazy golf. Whether you're looking for motivation, a good laugh, or just a sense of connection, this episode has it all. Remember, you're not alone in this – WE ARE T1D! Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackGet your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com New episodes go out every Sunday & Bonus On A Wednesday! Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to help others find the podcast and join the T1D community.
Bonus: Lidl T1D Problems: Where is Mike??
May 21 2024
Bonus: Lidl T1D Problems: Where is Mike??
As our hosts battle their simultaneous hypos, Jack serenades us with an impromptu song, and Mike tries to keep up with the banter, we're reminded that managing diabetes is a shared journey—complete with its ups, downs, and unexpected moments. They're celebrating impressive in-range percentages, talking about the perils of kettlebell workouts, and the hilarity that ensues when T1D strikes in the most unlikely of places—like the aisles of Lidl. Listen as they recount a listener's tale of hypoglycemia-induced confusion and the desperate (but necessary) opening of jelly snakes right off the shelf. Whether you're curious about the 'Susie snakes' debate or just need a pick-me-up, this episode delivers. And remember, don't go anywhere without your hypo stash—unless you're hoping for a Mike sighting at Lidl! So, join us for this episode full of bloopers, heartfelt stories, and a reminder that even on the toughest days, a little humor goes a long way. Don't forget to share, rate, and review, and we'll catch you on the next bank holiday Sunday for more T1D tales and tips. Until then, keep those blood sugars steady and those spirits high! For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com. 00:00 - Wednesday special where we take one of your stories and share it with everybody02:25 - Jack Cohen takes the piss out of himself with this week's podcast05:56 - We've got a funny story submitted this week from type one food lover Stay strong, laugh often, and remember, through every hypo and high, WE ARE T1D!
The Power of Self-Respect: Needles, Noodles, and New Beginnings
May 18 2024
The Power of Self-Respect: Needles, Noodles, and New Beginnings
Get ready for another heartfelt and humorous dive into the world of Type 1 Diabetes with your hosts Mike and Jack on 'We Are T1D'. This week, Mike opens up about conquering his fear, while Jack shares his painful run-in with a fence post – a stark reminder of how the little things can make a big impact when you're not expecting it. From discussing the mysteries of blood sugar spikes after a seemingly perfect gym session to the joys of carb counting and meal prepping, this episode is packed with real-life stories and insights that resonate with anyone living with T1D. The hosts also tackle the challenges of finding the right footwear for running, the unexpected effects of alcohol on blood sugar levels, and the importance of self-respect in managing diabetes. Plus, don't miss the 'Listener Wins' segment, where the community shares their triumphs – from impressive in-range percentages to creative ways of recycling insulin viles. It's a celebration of the small victories that keep us all going. Whether you're looking for motivation, a good laugh, or just a sense of connection, tune in to this episode of 'We Are T1D' and join the conversation that's as real as it gets. And remember, you're not alone in this – WE ARE T1D! For more T1D content and to share your own stories, follow the podcast on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d and visit the website at https://wearet1d.com. 00:00 - Introduction and disclaimers02:15 - Mike's triumph over injection fears05:34 - Jack's fence post fiasco and the importance of the little things09:50 - Blood sugar spikes, gym sessions, and footwear follies15:30 - Alcohol and blood sugar: a delicate balance20:45 - Listener Wins: Celebrating the T1D community's victories28:00 - The power of self-respect in managing diabetes32:10 - Meal prepping, carb counting, and the joys of banana bread37:25 - Wrapping up and a call to action for reviews Remember, every step forward is a win, and every laugh is a reminder that life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. Until next Wednesday – keep on thriving!
Bonus: Playing the diabetes card on a night out
May 14 2024
Bonus: Playing the diabetes card on a night out
Prepare for belly laughs and a healthy dose of T1D camaraderie in this midweek special of the 'We Are T1D' podcast! Mike and Jack bring you an uproarious collection of outtakes that didn't make the cut but definitely deserve a spotlight. From the hilarious misadventures of 'Scuba Susie' to the unforgettable 'carbohydrate' jingle, this episode is a testament to the unpredictable and often humorous side of life with Type 1 Diabetes. But it's not all giggles and jingles; the hosts share a listener's ingenious – albeit slightly cheeky – use of the 'diabetes card' to turn a night out on its head. Damien's story of turning a bouncer's skepticism into an all-access pass with a free cider on the side is both cunning and comical, showcasing the lighter side of navigating social situations with T1D. Join Mike and Jack as they navigate the quirks of T1D life, from the frustration of 'bottled water' accents to the hypothetical (and humorous) medicinal uses of 'gonorrhoea'. It's an episode that reminds us to laugh through the lows and celebrate the highs, both in blood sugar and in life. Got your own T1D tale to share? Submit your stories via the website at https://wearet1d.com or slide into our DMs on Instagram – your story could be featured in a future episode! Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review, and join us again on Sunday for more T1D tales and tips. Until then, keep smiling and remember – WE ARE T1D! Follow the podcast on Instagram for more T1D content and community at https://www.instagram.com/wearet1d, and remember to share your own stories!
Fitness Goals and Food Talk with a Diabetes Admin Check
May 11 2024
Fitness Goals and Food Talk with a Diabetes Admin Check
Dive into the trials of Mike returning to the gym, the unexpected spikes and drops in blood sugar levels, and the importance of finding a balance in their fitness routines. Mike shares his struggles with post-pizza highs and the determination it took to bring his levels back down, while Jack celebrates the success of his homemade curry and banana bread, proving that being a foodie with T1D can still be a delicious affair. Amidst the laughter and light-heartedness, the hosts don't shy away from discussing the 'diabetes admin' that comes with the condition, from finger pricks for DVLA requirements to the frequency of checking glucose levels. The episode concludes with the community's wins and struggles, showcasing the solidarity and shared experiences within the T1D family. Whether you're looking for camaraderie, a good laugh, or tips on managing T1D alongside life's simple pleasures, this episode is a heartfelt reminder that you're never alone in this journey. Remember to follow the podcast on social media, share your own stories, and tune in every Sunday and Wednesday for new episodes. And, as always, keep laughing through the lows. 00:00 - Casual catch-up05:22 - Gym woes and the impact of exercise on blood sugar13:45 - The foodie segment: From pizza highs to homemade delights25:10 - Diabetes admin and the reality of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)34:00 - Listener wins and the importance of community support Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to support the podcast and help spread the word about living with Type 1 Diabetes. Share your stories, find your tribe, and remember - WE ARE T1D Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackGet your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com
The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 2
May 7 2024
The Unfiltered Truth of Living with T1D: Jonsel Gourkan Unleashed - Part 2
Warning: This episode is not for the faint of heart or those easily offended. It's raw, it's real, and it's a bit naughty. You've been warned. Brace yourselves for the long-awaited and unabashed Part Two of the Jonsel episode on 'We Are T1D' - the podcast that doesn't just talk diabetes, it lives it. Hosts Mike and Jack, the candid voices of Type 1 Diabetes, delve into the gritty, unpolished side of living with T1D, with their guest who's as real as it gets. Jonsel, a man who's not afraid to speak his truth, shares his journey through the entertainment industry, his battle with the highs and lows of diabetes, and the stark reality of managing this chronic condition in the public eye. From the heartache of empty theatres to the frustration with charities, Jonsel's story is a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences that many with T1D can relate to. Get ready for some outrageous hypo tales that will have you in stitches, discussions on the taboo topic of diabetes and sex, and the kind of uproarious banter that only comes from three guys who know how to laugh in the face of adversity And for those who've been touched by Jon's candidness, his books, 'Diabetes Won't Defeat Us' and 'Keep Calm I'm Only Diabetic', are available on Amazon. Plus, don't miss his powerful short film, 'Hypo', on YouTube - a must-watch that sheds light on the silent struggles of living with T1D. Follow Jonsel on Instagram @jonsel99 and join the conversation that's breaking barriers and building bridges in the T1D community. Remember to Subscribe/Follow, Rate, and Review to support the podcast and help spread the word about the real life of living with Type 1 Diabetes. Share your stories, find your tribe, and never forget - you're not alone on this ride. Until next time, keep it real, keep it raw, and keep laughing through the lows. Peace out, and stay syringed! Follow The Podcast https://www.instagram.com/wearet1dFollow Mike https://www.instagram.com/t1d_mikeFollow Jack https://www.instagram.com/t1d_jackGet your wins on the podcast at https://wearet1d.com