The Talking Type 1 Podcast

5. Luke Watts: Life as a type 1 parent when your child is diagnosed at 11 months old

April 23, 2020 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 5
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
5. Luke Watts: Life as a type 1 parent when your child is diagnosed at 11 months old
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
5. Luke Watts: Life as a type 1 parent when your child is diagnosed at 11 months old
Apr 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Daniel Newman

In this week’s episode I speak to Luke. Luke’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 11 months old.

Luke and his wife Katie are both active in the online diabetes community. Luke explains that prior to Noah’s diagnosis there were missed opportunities for diagnosis after repeated trips to the doctor. There was also no family history of type 1 diabetes prior to Noah’s diagnosis. Luke’s story of becoming a type 1 parent to a child at a young age is very insightful.

We spoke about a number of topics including:

  • Noah’s diagnosis story
  • how Luke and wife Katie have adapted to life with a toddler living with type 1 diabetes
  • the advice Luke would give to newly diagnosed parents
  • the type 1 diabetes research projects they are taking part in

I enjoyed the conversation with Luke and I hop you did too. Luke can be found at:

Instagram: Wattsman10_hypodaddy

Twitter: Hypo Baby (@baby_hypo)

Blog: Hypo Baby Blog

You can find more information about resources mentioned in the podcast:

JDRF UK - Closed-loop / artificial pancreas systems
Diabetes UK - DIY closed loop system (artificial pancreas)

We are not waiting - OpenAPS.org – #WeAreNotWaiting to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes

Diabettech blog - Diabetes and Technology - Where Diabetes meets Tech

Exe-t1d research project - EXE-T1D

Digibete - DigiBete: Home

You can find Daniel on Instagram: Dan | Type 1 Diabetes Blogger (@t1d_dan)  and Twitter: Dan (@t1d_dan)

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email Daniel at [email protected] I read all my messages and might include your question in a future episode. 

Thank you for listening.

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman (@t1d_dan) 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 not only provide an open and honest insight into life with type 1 diabetes that you can relate to but also provide the opportunity to learn more about the condition. Daniel will also provide his own personal insights of living with type 1 diabetes having lived with the condition along with diabetes complications for over 23 years after being diagnosed at the age of 10.

Remember to hit subscribe.

The information you hear on the podcast is not medical information or advice.

Show Notes

In this week’s episode I speak to Luke. Luke’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 11 months old.

Luke and his wife Katie are both active in the online diabetes community. Luke explains that prior to Noah’s diagnosis there were missed opportunities for diagnosis after repeated trips to the doctor. There was also no family history of type 1 diabetes prior to Noah’s diagnosis. Luke’s story of becoming a type 1 parent to a child at a young age is very insightful.

We spoke about a number of topics including:

  • Noah’s diagnosis story
  • how Luke and wife Katie have adapted to life with a toddler living with type 1 diabetes
  • the advice Luke would give to newly diagnosed parents
  • the type 1 diabetes research projects they are taking part in

I enjoyed the conversation with Luke and I hop you did too. Luke can be found at:

Instagram: Wattsman10_hypodaddy

Twitter: Hypo Baby (@baby_hypo)

Blog: Hypo Baby Blog

You can find more information about resources mentioned in the podcast:

JDRF UK - Closed-loop / artificial pancreas systems
Diabetes UK - DIY closed loop system (artificial pancreas)

We are not waiting - OpenAPS.org – #WeAreNotWaiting to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes

Diabettech blog - Diabetes and Technology - Where Diabetes meets Tech

Exe-t1d research project - EXE-T1D

Digibete - DigiBete: Home

You can find Daniel on Instagram: Dan | Type 1 Diabetes Blogger (@t1d_dan)  and Twitter: Dan (@t1d_dan)

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email Daniel at [email protected] I read all my messages and might include your question in a future episode. 

Thank you for listening.

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman (@t1d_dan) 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 not only provide an open and honest insight into life with type 1 diabetes that you can relate to but also provide the opportunity to learn more about the condition. Daniel will also provide his own personal insights of living with type 1 diabetes having lived with the condition along with diabetes complications for over 23 years after being diagnosed at the age of 10.

Remember to hit subscribe.

The information you hear on the podcast is not medical information or advice.