Type 1 Diabetes: Myths, Challenges, and Treatment Breakthroughs


Episode Notes

Nov. 2, 2023 -- Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which your immune system destroys insulin-making cells in your pancreas. Typically diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, type 1 diabetes is not just a medical condition; it's a story of resilience and adaptability, requiring a lifelong commitment to managing one's health. In today's episode, we'll sort through the myths and learn the facts of type 1 diabetes—examining the science, the daily challenges faced by those living with it, and the groundbreaking advancements in treatment and technology revolutionizing how individuals manage this condition. We spoke with Jessica Lilley, MD, board-certified Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, and Jana Taylor, a medical student living with type 1 diabetes, about common misconceptions and the physical and emotional impact of managing this condition.