The Talking Type 1 Podcast

14. Priya: My journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

August 20, 2020 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 14
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
14. Priya: My journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
14. Priya: My journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy
Aug 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Daniel Newman

In this episode, I speak to Priya about her life with type 1 diabetes and going through pregnancy. Priya has been living with type 1 diabetes for 19 years and has a three-year-old son. In our chat, Priya and I talk about her life with type 1 diabetes from her diagnosis story to how she navigates the workplace living with type 1 but the main focus of our chat is Priya's personal pregnancy journey.

Most women living with type 1 diabetes have healthy babies however managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy is harder due to changing requirements of insulin needs, the need for much tighter blood glucose control and an increase in doctors appointments. There are more factors that impact managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy which is Priya discusses in our chat. We also discuss:

- how Priya's parents support at diagnosis was key in her understanding how serious type 1 diabetes
- the importance of planning your pregnancy and doing research
- being your own advocate 
- managing glucose levels during labour
- life after pregnancy and as a mum living with type 1 diabetes

I appreciate Priya sharing her journey with us. You can find Priya on Instagram: đť“‘ (@awfully.sweet)

Useful links:
Cheryl Alkon: Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition - https://geni.us/CherylAlkon
Lily Nicols: Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition - Lily Nichols
You can find Lily Nichols on Instagram here
JDRF - Pregnancy
Diabetes UK - Pregnancy and diabetes
JDRF UK - Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy

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

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman 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 along with for over 24 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018. 

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Show Notes

In this episode, I speak to Priya about her life with type 1 diabetes and going through pregnancy. Priya has been living with type 1 diabetes for 19 years and has a three-year-old son. In our chat, Priya and I talk about her life with type 1 diabetes from her diagnosis story to how she navigates the workplace living with type 1 but the main focus of our chat is Priya's personal pregnancy journey.

Most women living with type 1 diabetes have healthy babies however managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy is harder due to changing requirements of insulin needs, the need for much tighter blood glucose control and an increase in doctors appointments. There are more factors that impact managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy which is Priya discusses in our chat. We also discuss:

- how Priya's parents support at diagnosis was key in her understanding how serious type 1 diabetes
- the importance of planning your pregnancy and doing research
- being your own advocate 
- managing glucose levels during labour
- life after pregnancy and as a mum living with type 1 diabetes

I appreciate Priya sharing her journey with us. You can find Priya on Instagram: đť“‘ (@awfully.sweet)

Useful links:
Cheryl Alkon: Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition - https://geni.us/CherylAlkon
Lily Nicols: Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition - Lily Nichols
You can find Lily Nichols on Instagram here
JDRF - Pregnancy
Diabetes UK - Pregnancy and diabetes
JDRF UK - Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy

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

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman 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 along with for over 24 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018. 

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