Jean, Andrea and Type 1 Diabetes | Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 14


The first episode of the 2020 has Emma questioning whether we are in a new decade while Ann challenges a popular ‘misconception’.

More importantly though, Emma and Ann chat with Jean Langford and Andrea Habenicht about living with Type 1 Diabetes They discuss the current resources in Ireland, and the misunderstandings surrounding the invisible condition.

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Would a touring artist be able to manage their diabetes?

Jean was diagnosed at the age of 11, and Andrea at the age of 8. Andrea has gone on to work as an assistant psychologist at a diabetes day centre, and Jean has been exploring the merits of running for managing your blood sugar levels.

Resources: is the leading global research and advocacy group for type 1 diabetes. is an offshoot of JDRF and is intended for those affected by type 1 diabetes, interested in getting active and meeting others with t1d. There are currently only 12 people using the website in Ireland.

This podcast goes out the third Thursday of every month or ‘Thirdsday’ – if you will. Follow The Limerick Lady @LkLadyHQ and ‘The Limerick Lady’ on Facebook Follow Ann on Twitter @annblake78 and Insta blakeo_23 Follow all things Emma This episode is sponsored by Rift Coffee Ltd, 30 Mallow Street Limerick. A very gorgeous place. Follow Rift on Instagram and Twitter @riftcoffeeltd Recorded with support from The Limerick Post