In this first episode of 'Diabetes Discussions', Jack Woodfield, News Content Producer here at Diabetes UK, is joined by Roxy Horner and Katie Lamb to chat about their experiences of living with diabetes.
Katie is an artist and full-time volunteer who lives in Preston. She was diagnosed with type 1 just before her second birthday.
Roxy shares her initial shock at her diagnosis and how much she’s had to learn in the past two years. She also discusses her pregnancy and how it’s affected her diabetes, along with the ways her partner, comedian and actor Jack Whitehall, has supported her.
Katie talks about growing up with type 1 and how managing her diabetes has changed at various ages as she became more independent, and reacted to new challenges in her life.
More information about this episode
The views and opinions of the guests are their personal stories and may not reflect the views or advice of Diabetes UK. The content in the podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It's important you always speak with your healthcare team for specific medical advice.
We've got more information about some of the topics discussed in this episode, including:
- All you need to know about living with diabetes
- Disordered eating - what is it and where to get help
- DAFNE and other diabetes education courses
- Mental wellbeing and managing emotions
- CGM, closed loops and other diabetes technology
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“It's worth remembering that you are so much more than diabetes. I've found it really easy to be overwhelmed by the numbers and think that that is really what defines me, but know that you're made to be so much more than this."
- Katie, who features in the first episode about living with diabetes