#128: Rachael Jacques | Did COVID Kick Her Dormant Diabetes into Action?

The connection between COVID and diabetes has been all over the news, but I hadn’t met anyone who can speak to this until interviewing Racheal Jacques. In this episode we discuss her family history of chronic conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, and how she received her T1D diagnosis shortly after recovering from COVID. 

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#127: Rob Howe | Information is a Great Currency

It’s always nice to connect with someone equally as passionate as I am about serving our community. Rob Howe is a fellow podcast host and serial entrepreneur making a difference in the diabetes space. In this episode we discuss Rob’s latest project and how we can work together to reach the underserved – one Regional Food Bank at a time.

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#126: Lisa Hepner | The Human Trial

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In June 2022, The Human Trial documentary film was released by writer and director, Lisa Hepner who was given unprecedented access to participants in the sixth ever embryonic stem cell trial in the world. Behind every breakthrough are those who risk everything for everybody else. In this episode we get into the hard hitting details as to what this means, moments of personal reflection, and if the cure really is on the horizon. I truly believe Lisa and her team are bridging the much needed gap between the people living with diabetes and the research teams who are working diligently to be the first to “cure” Type 1 diabetes.

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#125: Chad T. Lewis | Doing Diabetes Differently

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Chad T. Lewis’ new book, “Doing Diabetes Differently: Empower a Healthier You,” breaks the mold of traditional diabetes care. In this episode, Lewis touches on his Type 1 diabetes journey and thoughts on the diabetes care hierarchy. This provocative interview, comments from reputable sources referenced in the book, and takeaways, will have you thinking about your diabetes management – differently.

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#124: Nupur Lalvani | We’re All Sailing in the Same Boat

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Can you imagine black ants being attracted to sugar as part of your diagnosis story? Well, today’s guest, Nupur Lalvani shares her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and everything she has going on in her very active advocacy life. She is the founder of the Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation, India’s largest patient-led support group for people living with all types of diabetes.

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#123: Patricia Daiker | What Are You Willing to Do Today?

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Seeing diabetes every day can develop denial and avoidance of the disease. In this episode, Patricia shares her journey to compassion for herself and other people living with this disease. She explains – diabetes should not define our purpose as she reflects on how denial, anger, bargaining, and depression are all connected to unresolved grief.

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#122: Qiana Drew | You’re Really Only as Strong as Your Foundation

If you can name it, you can tame it! In this episode, Qiana Drew clears up some misconceptions and shares how, when it came to her diabetes, she would often do things to try and keep up with her thin peers. Eventually, she realized this mindset was not a healthy way to live and decided to share her journey with Type 1 diabetes and diabulimia to help others live their best life.

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#121: Ermo Egberts | Taking Radical Ownership of Your Health

I knew Ermo Egberts would be the perfect guest after reading his post about attending an ecstatic dance party where he connected with others on a spiritual level. Ermo’s story is a testament to the power of self-awareness and self-care, and he encourages others who are living with diabetes to stay positive and hopeful while living life to the fullest.

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Podcast #120: Azure Wolfe | Loving the Skin We’re In

Every change that our body experiences as we age is connected to hormones, and should not be neglected. In this episode we discuss the changes our T1D bodies are experiencing in our forties. Azure also speaks passionately about the importance of connecting with others who are living with diabetes to support one another and recommends a community approach to diabetes management.

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Podcast #119: Naomi Kinnamon | Type 1 of a Kind – A Girl Needs Pockets

You might think fashion is the last thing people living with diabetes have on their mind, but in reality, PWDs could benefit a great deal from clothing that is designed with both utility and style in mind. Naomi Kinnamon, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since age 11, brings us those solutions that accommodate insulin pumps and injection sites.

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