I had the pleasure of finally connecting with my dear friend Katie – a busy mother of two active boys, business professional, and person who dedicates time to so many causes. We don’t get to see each other often so I cherish when we can and I was thrilled to have her youngest son Vail (aka BEEF) join us for a stroll around town. I’ve known Vail since birth and he has always been interested in my life with diabetes. He asks the hard hitting questions – some that are honestly hard for me to answer and the very reason why I’m writing this post.(more…)
Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes
#138: Marwin Begaye | What’s Your Sugar, Diabetes in Indian Country
By Amber Clour on Apr 17, 2023
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I’ve known Marwin Begaye for years and stumbled across one of his pieces that stopped me dead in my tracks titled, Super Size Angels. In this episode we discuss he and his families journey to prevent a diabetes diagnosis, holistic medicine, the growing numbers of diabetes within the American Indian communities, and the controversial body of work he created around this topic.(more…)
#137: Reverend Mireya Martinez | I’m All About Being Real
By Amber Clour on Apr 4, 2023
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Reverend Mireya Martinez was a panelist on the Crushing: The Burden of Diabetes on Patients session during SXSW in Austin, Texas where she dominated the conversation in my opinion. In this episode we discuss her life as an insulin dependent person living with Type 2 diabetes, healthcare disparities and how she is writing her own story.(more…)
#134: Serena Valentine | The Change We Want to See Starts With Us
By Amber Clour on Feb 21, 2023
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Serena Valentine, was misdiagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her twenties. This misdiagnosis is one of the many reasons she is a passionate advocate for health equity, eye health and diabetes education. In this episode we discuss Serena’s misdiagnosis, diabetes complications, healthcare disparities, food deserts and her advocacy efforts.(more…)
#127: Rob Howe | Information is a Great Currency
By Amber Clour on Nov 16, 2022
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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.(more…)
All of the Healthcare Disparity Red Flags Were Waving
By Amber Clour on Jun 27, 2022
Hold on to your hats for this diabetes discovery while attending my first American Diabetes Association 82nd Scientific Sessions conference in New Orleans, LA.
#112: Insulin Pump Therapy Leaders | Defining Progress in Daily Diabetes Management, Part #1
By Amber Clour on Nov 10, 2021
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The world of diabetes management is growing at an expeditious rate, so how do we define progress in this space? Great question, and one I couldn’t resolve myself so I brought in past podcast guest and fellow T1D, Mark Carter, who has worked within the industry. We had the pleasure of sitting with three insulin pump therapy leaders: Michael Hill, VP of Global Portfolio Marketing at Medtronic; Dr. Trang Ly, Senior Vice President and Medical Director at Insulet; and Dr. Steph Habif, a behavioral scientist at Tandem.
Our conversation is packed with insights on how to define progress in daily diabetes management while addressing some of the community’s most burning questions. Stay tuned for part #2.
#109: Charles Mattocks | Slow Down the Forward Progress
By Amber Clour on Sep 22, 2021
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When Charles Mattocks was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, he was given little to no education on how to manage this disease so he took matters into his own hands. After getting his own health back on track, Charles is sharing his journey into advocacy, and how he is effectively trying to reverse the forward progress of unmanaged diabetes.
#104: Bridget McNulty | The Advocacy Sweet Life
By Amber Clour on Jun 3, 2021
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I’m fascinated with diabetes care and advocacy efforts in other countries so I was thrilled to connect with Bridget, a fellow T1D making waves in South African healthcare. She goes above and beyond to ensure people living with diabetes have the information and tools they need to live their best life. South Africa has a long way to go and I feel confident Bridget will be leading the movement.
#103: Red Maxwell & Dr. Jim Malone | MDI Therapy That’s Got Your Back
By Amber Clour on May 12, 2021
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As someone who uses MDI therapy to manage my Type 1 diabetes, it was a no brainer to jump on this episode. On May 10th, 2021, the FDA gave clearance for the first-of-its-kind smart pen caps for insulin pens used to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Good things are happening in the diabetes community and this is just the beginning.