The Talking Type 1 Podcast

21. Mike Roberson: Type 1 diabetes helped me to find my purpose

November 09, 2020 Daniel Newman
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
21. Mike Roberson: Type 1 diabetes helped me to find my purpose
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
21. Mike Roberson: Type 1 diabetes helped me to find my purpose
Nov 09, 2020
Daniel Newman

In this episode, I speak to Mike Roberson aka GlucoseGang Mike whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years. 

Mike and I talk about a lot in this episode including his dedication to in his own words ‘the journey of hiding his type 1 diabetes’ to finally accepting and embracing the condition. We talk about Mike's experiences of the healthcare system in the USA including access to insulin and the serious topic of rationing insulin. We also talk about how type 1 diabetes helped Mike find his purpose including creating Glucose Gang, the impact type 1 diabetes has had on his identity including his view on masculinity, and the importance of men talking about their mental health with a professional where we both share our personal experiences.

You can find Mike on Instagram here.

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 Mike Roberson aka GlucoseGang Mike whose been living with type 1 diabetes for over 21 years. 

Mike and I talk about a lot in this episode including his dedication to in his own words ‘the journey of hiding his type 1 diabetes’ to finally accepting and embracing the condition. We talk about Mike's experiences of the healthcare system in the USA including access to insulin and the serious topic of rationing insulin. We also talk about how type 1 diabetes helped Mike find his purpose including creating Glucose Gang, the impact type 1 diabetes has had on his identity including his view on masculinity, and the importance of men talking about their mental health with a professional where we both share our personal experiences.

You can find Mike on Instagram here.

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