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The transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care services

Episode 14 - May 3, 2022

Teenager Johnny Bailey and clinical psychologist Deborah Christie examine the transition from paediatric to adult care services for young people living with diabetes. Johnny gets to “ask Dr Deborah” key questions about how to navigate this important time in his journey and gets tips on how to carry on living his best life.

School teacher and mum Mairead Parker

Episode 13 - May 3, 2022

From being diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of four, to learning how to manage her condition during her pregnancy, teacher Mairéad Parker explains how she’s learned to call diabetes her “superpower”.

Marketing professional and farmer Laura Yates

Episode 12 - July 9, 2021

Tune in to get a slice of farming life with Laura Yates. She was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 13, learning to live with diabetes while looking after the cattle and sheep on her family farm in Shropshire. Laura says she’s proud of the way she faces her challenges and wants to use her experience to empower others.

Extreme sports enthusiast Eoghan Quinn

Episode 11 - July 9, 2021

We spoke to extreme sports enthusiast Eoghan Quinn who has been living with Type 1 since the age of four and says the challenges give him a chance to show that diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back.

Singer and actress Amelia Lily

Episode 10 - July 9, 2021

We chat to singer and actress Amelia Lily. She shot to fame aged only 16 but has been living with Type 1 since she was three years old. She says diabetes doesn’t have to stop you achieving your dreams.

Award-winning TV producer Phil Bigwood

Episode 9 - June 2, 2021

Our podcast guest, award-winning TV producer Phil Bigwood, shares how his job has taken him to some of the biggest sporting events on the planet. Phil has lived with diabetes for more than 40 years and says it’s important not to stay silent about Type 1.

Amateur Runner and Former Irish Rowing Champion Aoife Willis

Episode 8 - May 20, 2021

In this episode, we catch up with amateur runner and former Irish rowing champion Aoife Willis. Diagnosed at the age of 20, she recently reached a major turning point in her journey with Type 1. Aoife says she’s overcome her fears and while she has diabetes – it doesn’t have her.

Triathlete and sports model Elise Quarrington

Episode 7 - February 11, 2021

In this episode we hear from “The Athletic Diabetic” Elise Quarrington and learn how she’s getting some help from a four-legged friend. Elise was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 24 and says learning to live with diabetes has made her stronger.

Professional boxer Muhammad Ali

Episode 6 - January 15, 2021

This episode is a real knockout, as we speak to boxer Muhammad Ali. His name wasn’t inspired by the legendary fighter, but he says it did lead him to his chosen career. He’s now the first boxer to receive a professional licence while living with Type 1 diabetes.

Sky News presenter Stephen Dixon

Episode 5 - January 8, 2021

In this episode, we get the story behind the headlines with Stephen Dixon, one of the faces of Sky News for the past 20 years. He’s interviewed everyone from politicians to pop stars, all while living with Type 1 diabetes.

British GT Motorsport driver, Ben Wallace

Episode 4 - November 6, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Ben Wallace, known for his role as a British GT Motorsport driver. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of one, Ben says he was brought up to believe he could do anything he wanted, and he’s not let his condition slow him down.

Diabetic Health Coach Vanessa Haydock

Episode 3 - July 17, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Vanessa Haydock, known as the Diabetic Health Coach. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, she now provides personal training, online health coaching and board-certified behavioural analysis to those with diabetes. Taking on the mantra of having a positive attitude, she aims to improve the lives of those living with the condition.

Solo Sailor Jack Trigger

Episode 2 - April 21, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Jack Trigger, an accomplished solo sailor with a number of amazing racing trophies under his belt. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 21 after a difficult journey out at sea, but it hasn’t stopped him – he’s even planning to compete in the Vendée Globe, which is a solo non-stop yacht race around the world with no assistance.

Actually Mummy Helen Wills

Episode 1 - April 11, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Helen Wills, better known as blogger Actually Mummy. Her daughter, Maddie, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of nine. We chat about what life is like for parents of children living with diabetes, and how they both make the most of the challenges they’ve faced.

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