The Talking Type 1 Podcast

42: Type 1 Diabetes, Bipolar disorder and me

February 11, 2022 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 42
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
42: Type 1 Diabetes, Bipolar disorder and me
Show Notes

In this episode, I’m joined by Thapi.  In our conversation we discuss:

  • the challenges Thapi faced after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and going back into the education system
  • navigating the healthcare system in South Africa as a person living with diabetes
  • overcoming diabetes burnout 
  • living with bipolar disorder and type 1 diabetes  

***Trigger Warning: This episode mentions not taking insulin and there is a discussion on suicide.***

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A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast is a diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel brings to you interviews from members of the diabetes community sharing their journeys of the ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes. You’ll hear from those who live with type 1 diabetes, provide care to those living with type 1, healthcare professionals and experts in their field. 

The interviews will be an open and honest insight into life with type 1 diabetes that you can relate to and also provide the opportunity to learn more about the condition. Daniel will share his insights into his life living with type 1 diabetes. Daniel has lived with the condition for over 25 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018. 

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