The Talking Type 1 Podcast

51. Breaking the stigma: Diabetes and OCD

January 13, 2023 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 51
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
51. Breaking the stigma: Diabetes and OCD
Show Notes

I speak to Duke who is a Spoken Word Poet and lives with type 1 diabetes and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder both conditions are stigmatised and misunderstood. We talk about Duke’s life and:  

  • His diagnosis story 
  • The impact chronic illnesses have had on his mental health
  • Challenges in the workplace
  • Ethnicity and identity
  • Lewis Hamilton seeing his poetry 

 Useful links:
Duke on Instagram
All of Duke's links
Daniel on Instagram

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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 you interviews with 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 26 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018.