The Talking Type 1 Podcast

16. Valerie Spain: The importance of accountability when living with type 1 diabetes

September 11, 2020 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 16
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
16. Valerie Spain: The importance of accountability when living with type 1 diabetes
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
16. Valerie Spain: The importance of accountability when living with type 1 diabetes
Sep 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Daniel Newman

In this episode, I speak to Valerie about her life living with type 1 diabetes for 27 years. 

Valerie is a coach and consultant for equity and belonging, speaker, author and facilitator. 

In our chat, we have a real deep dive into Valerie's life and the challenges that she has had to overcome especially being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whilst looking after two children. We also talk about: 

- how Valerie overcome an eating disorder prior to her diagnosis and how she had to navigate not relapsing after her type 1 diabetes diagnosis
- Valerie's Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich moment
- the importance of accountability when managing her type 1 diabetes
- the impact of health economics
- why self-talk is important when managing type 1 diabetes

Trigger Warning - the episode contains a discussion around eating disorders.

You can find Valerie on:
LinkedIn
Website
Facebook

Useful links
Diabetics with Eating Disorders: DWED
Beat | The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
Diagnosis + Diabulimia: QiQi's Journey
Research Paper from McDonald. p, et al:

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email me 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 Valerie about her life living with type 1 diabetes for 27 years. 

Valerie is a coach and consultant for equity and belonging, speaker, author and facilitator. 

In our chat, we have a real deep dive into Valerie's life and the challenges that she has had to overcome especially being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whilst looking after two children. We also talk about: 

- how Valerie overcome an eating disorder prior to her diagnosis and how she had to navigate not relapsing after her type 1 diabetes diagnosis
- Valerie's Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich moment
- the importance of accountability when managing her type 1 diabetes
- the impact of health economics
- why self-talk is important when managing type 1 diabetes

Trigger Warning - the episode contains a discussion around eating disorders.

You can find Valerie on:
LinkedIn
Website
Facebook

Useful links
Diabetics with Eating Disorders: DWED
Beat | The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
Diagnosis + Diabulimia: QiQi's Journey
Research Paper from McDonald. p, et al:

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email me 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. 

Remember to hit subscribe