The Imperfect Journey to Embracing T1D, with Taralyn Jamieson
This is Type 1 | Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes
by Colleen Mitchell
1w ago
Taralyn Jamieson was diagnosed at 8 years old and spent most of her 28 years with T1D trying to ignore her blood sugars. It wasn't until she settled down in her personal life that it became a priority to get her health under control, but by then it was too late to avoid complications. Taralyn shares why we need to talk about the reality of diabetes complications that are difficult to hear about, but harder to deal with if you actually have them. Connect with Taralyn on Instagram: @taralynjamieson What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow th ..read more
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Journey to Resilience: Advice from a T1D Physician Mom
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by Maureen Michele
1M ago
Dr. Maureen Michele, an MD and parent to a T1D kiddo who also had pediatric neuroblastoma, joins us to shed light on why it's so important for parents to understand and embrace resilience. As scary as it is to see your child diagnosed with T1D, it's also scary to navigate it while dealing with fear, overwhelm, and grief from it. Dr. Maureen shares practical tips for parents of kids with chronic illness to calm the overwhelming thoughts and be an advocate both for their kids and themselves. What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on ..read more
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2023 Year in Review + 2024 Goals
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by Colleen Mitchell
1M ago
With the changing of the years comes a new set of annual goals, and this year is no different.  Join us in this episode as we review what happened for us in 2023, both on the T1D front as well as the rest of our busy lives, and as we talk about our plans for 2024. Listen to the end for an important announcement! What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok ..read more
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Getting Back into Routine Post-Holidays
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by Colleen Mitchell
2M ago
The last two months of the year can feel like a whirlwind of "let's just throw out all our routines" because Halloween kicks off the season of candy, food, get togethers, more food, family drama, even more food... you get the point. By the time we land in the week between Christmas and New Year's (AKA what I call "black hole week") it feels like all is lost because we just spent the last two months ignoring good habits and indulging in the season.  So today (in real time, the day after Christmas) we're coming to you with some tips on getting back into routine after the holidays, sort of p ..read more
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MVP: A Lifetime of T1D, with Richard Vaughn
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by Colleen Mitchell
2M ago
Diagnosed at age 6, Richard Vaughn has lived with it for over 75 years now. Richard joined us on the podcast to talk about his experience with so many years of T1D. The most surprising thing I learned? Richard did not know his blood sugar for 40 years. Now, age 81, he has very few complications or health problems related to T1D. Richard is a wealth of information for any T1D and their families. He’s one of the most positive voices I see in the diabetes Facebook groups. He regularly posts long-form posts about his life with type 1, the lessons he’s learned, with pictures to go along with it ..read more
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The Diabetes Link's Resource Hub
This is Type 1 | Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes
by Colleen Mitchell
2M ago
Who do you talk to about partying safely?  Intimate relationships?  How weed and alcohol affect your BGs?  The Diabetes Link has "answers to even your most cringe questions, shared by people with diabetes (and reviewed by medical experts)."  As they say, it's overwhelming to look for resources on topics you probably won't feel comfortable asking your care team, so The Diabetes Link did it for you and collected it all in the Resource Hub. What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on In ..read more
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Seasonal Affective Disorder & T1D
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by Colleen Mitchell
3M ago
Do you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months? As T1Ds, we can be impacted far more than the average person by the physical symptoms of SAD.  Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, the symptoms, what causes it, what can help, and strategies as T1Ds you can use to mitigate the effects of SAD in your winter. What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok ..read more
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MVP: Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
This is Type 1 | Real-Life Type 1 Diabetes
by Colleen Mitchell
3M ago
Diabetic ketoacidosis (also known as DKA) is a dangerous medical complication of untreated T1D.  In this MVP episode, we discuss what causes it, the risk factors for going into DKA, symptoms to watch out for, how to treat it, recovery, and prevention in the future.  We also briefly touch on the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis and nutritional ketosis. This episode was originally aired on July 27th, 2021. Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club!  What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on ..read more
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Thanksgiving & T1D
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by Colleen Mitchell
3M ago
Do the holidays stump you when it comes to your diabetes management?  Are you super stressed out during all of November and December and find that your BGs respond in kind? In this episode, Jessie & I talk about common strategies for T1Ds to remember going into the holiday season, especially with American Thanksgiving knocking at our doors this week. No matter how you celebrate during the last two months of the year, keeping the tips from this episode in mind can help you navigate the stress. What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Foll ..read more
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What to Do When Your Pump Breaks
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by Colleen Mitchell
3M ago
What do you do when your pump breaks? Are you prepared? What's the process to get a replacement pump?  Both Jessie and I had our pumps break recently, in different ways.  We both had to contact support and get replacement pumps, but in this episode we detail exactly what happened, how we handled it, and what the general process is to rectify the situation. It's not IF, but WHEN. Are you ready? What to do next... Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Join the Half-Dead Pancreas Club Follow the Pod on Instagram Follow Colleen on Instagram Follow Jessie on Instagram Follow us on TikTok ..read more
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