In this episode, I speak to Liam who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 24 years. Liam is a good friend who I met through the diabetes online community. Our experiences of type 1 in some areas are similar particularly as we both come from single-parent families. Liam and I also discuss his diagnosis story and he was in a coma for 6 weeks, how his upbringing impacted his life with type 1, the struggles that he experienced and his experience of being a dad whilst living with type 1.
Liam's mum also lived with type 1 diabetes from a very young age and very sadly passed away from complications of type 1. Liam's mum helped to change the landscape of type 1 diabetes in the UK. Liam talks openly about life with his mum. Liam also shares how his experience of multiple DKA's changed how he managed his type 1 diabetes.
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A bit about the show and host
The Talking Type 1 podcast is a diabetes podcast by Daniel Newman. Daniel 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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