Living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 40 years, today's guest Boo Dendy has seen and experienced it all when it comes to handling this wild condition, but from the early days of his diagnosis he felt like it was something he had to handle alone. Today's episode is a vivid, whistle-stop tour of Boo's life - from raving and rebelling to his love of chocolate and cava, as well as dealing with mental health challenges and the important role that communication plays in dealing with a chronic illness.
"Just as you think you’ve got it right, something will happen and tip it all over," he says of both life and type 1 diabetes. Speaking publicly about type 1 for the first time in his 40 years with the condition, Boo is open, real, warm and not afraid to tell us about the mishaps and the mess ups - which is exactly what this podcast is all about!
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What is Type 1 on 1 | Diabetes Stories?
Type 1 on 1 is a podcast that delves into the obscure, complex and challenging world of life with type 1 diabetes.
Writer and broadcaster Jen Grieves, who was diagnosed at the age of 8, talks to compelling guests about their experiences of living with type 1 diabetes and how it’s shaped them - showing that there is no ‘normal’ when it comes to handling this whopper of a chronic condition.