Cara's daughter lives with type 1 diabetes after being diagnosed at 14 months old. At diagnosis her daughter was also diagnosed with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) which is a rare, inherited, long-term condition that children are born with and they also found out that her daughter was born Situs Inversus which is a genetic condition in which the organs in the chest and abdomen are positioned in a mirror image from their normal positions. This was an intense period of time for Cara and her family, to say the least. I should also add that Cara was visiting a friend in Scotland from France where is where she lives. In our chat, Cara talks about life with type 1 and PCD, the practical challenges she and her family faced when leaving the UK to return to their home in France, and life afterwards.
A poignant part of our conversation was when Cara shares the impact that .5 of a unit of insulin had on her daughter's glucose levels when she was still a baby.
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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