Living With A Chronic Illness
8 months ago
This week we are joined by Walt Drennan, host of The Ask Me About My Type 1 Podcast and rider from the documentary, Bike Beyond, a film that follows 20 people with Type 1 diabetes as they journey across the country dismantling stereotypes and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Type 1 diabetes cure research.
Walt shares his experience living with Type 1, the several different types of diabetes, the events that led to his diagnosis, what biking across the country (multiple times) taught him, the accessibility (and lack thereof) of insulin, and other necessities for people with diabetes, how the global pandemic has affected this community, and Walt opens up about a life-threatening experience he had recently. We also discuss ableism and what people without disabilities can do to best support people with disabilities. This episode is jam-packed with insight that we can all learn from. Check it out!
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