In this heartwarming and eye-opening episode of We Are T1D: Type 1 Diabetes, hosts Mike and Jack welcome Sammi, a Type 1 warrior from the Chicago suburbs, for a cross-continental chat that’s as enlightening as it is entertaining. Sammi shares her journey from a soccer-playing teen to a T1D powerhouse, revealing the ups and downs of managing diabetes amidst a whirlwind of hormonal changes, including the challenges and triumphs of pregnancy with T1D.

The trio dives deep into the complexities of diabetes management, from the fear of lows to the intricacies of insulin pump therapy. Sammi, with her omnipod and Dexcom in tow, provides invaluable insights into the world of automated insulin delivery and the learning curve that comes with it. The conversation takes a turn from the serious to the squirrely as Sammi recounts her struggle with unwelcome furry mechanics in her car.

Listeners are invited to join the “wins of the week” celebration, with Mike’s pre-bolusing success and Sammi’s impressive in-range achievements. But it’s not just about the blood sugar victories; the episode also explores the importance of asking for help, the impact of diabetes on relationships, and the power of community support.

From gym fears to the financial strains of healthcare in America, this episode covers it all, including a discussion about how different exercises impact blood sugar and the benefits of a protein-rich diet. Mike, Jack, and Sammi keep it real, sharing laughs, personal anecdotes, and even a few tech troubles, reminding us all that life with T1D is unpredictable but manageable with the right mindset.

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