The Talking Type 1 Podcast

20. Andrew Wilson: Self-advocacy and education are key for anyone living with type 1 diabetes

November 03, 2020 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 20
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
20. Andrew Wilson: Self-advocacy and education are key for anyone living with type 1 diabetes
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
20. Andrew Wilson: Self-advocacy and education are key for anyone living with type 1 diabetes
Nov 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 20
Daniel Newman

In this episode, I speak to Andrew whose been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. 

Andrew and I discuss his life with type 1 diabetes and other topics including how type 1 has impacted his work and family life, men’s mental health, diabetes technology and his life-changing moment in 2016. This moment led Andrew on a journey of researching and learning more about type 1 diabetes in particular diabetes technology and diet. Andrew self advocated in order to receive funding for an insulin pump and he moved to a Keto diet and has recently moved to a low-fat high carb diet with the help of the book Mastering Diabetes. 

I’m aware in the community that discussion about how someone chooses to manage their diabetes with what they eat can at times be divisive however I believe that it’s down to the individual to choose what works for them and I’m all for conversations of people sharing their own personal experiences. I don’t believe that one person should tell another person the diet they are choosing to follow is wrong because it’s an individual decision.

You can find Andrew on Instagram here and Youtube here

Books Andrew recommends:
Think Like a Pancreas (Third Edition): A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin

Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes

Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: A Complete Guide To Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

These links are affiliate links and I receive a commission if you purchase an item using these links. The advice and information shared on the podcast is not medical advice or information so please speak to your Healthcare team before making any changes to your diabetes management. 

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 and Twitter

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 Andrew whose been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. 

Andrew and I discuss his life with type 1 diabetes and other topics including how type 1 has impacted his work and family life, men’s mental health, diabetes technology and his life-changing moment in 2016. This moment led Andrew on a journey of researching and learning more about type 1 diabetes in particular diabetes technology and diet. Andrew self advocated in order to receive funding for an insulin pump and he moved to a Keto diet and has recently moved to a low-fat high carb diet with the help of the book Mastering Diabetes. 

I’m aware in the community that discussion about how someone chooses to manage their diabetes with what they eat can at times be divisive however I believe that it’s down to the individual to choose what works for them and I’m all for conversations of people sharing their own personal experiences. I don’t believe that one person should tell another person the diet they are choosing to follow is wrong because it’s an individual decision.

You can find Andrew on Instagram here and Youtube here

Books Andrew recommends:
Think Like a Pancreas (Third Edition): A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin

Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes

Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: A Complete Guide To Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

These links are affiliate links and I receive a commission if you purchase an item using these links. The advice and information shared on the podcast is not medical advice or information so please speak to your Healthcare team before making any changes to your diabetes management. 

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 and Twitter

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.