Welcome to Taking Control Of Your Diabetes® - The Podcast, an edutaining show all about highs and lows of living with diabetes. Hosted by Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, both endocrinologists who have been living with diabetes themselves since they were 15, we’re discussing the important topics that people living with diabetes need to know—and no topic is off-limits.
From the latest advancements in diabetes medications and devices, to interviews with some of the best minds in diabetes, to personal stories about the ups and downs of dealing with this condition 24/7, we’re tackling what it means to live with diabetes in modern times. And we promise to make you laugh along the way, because sometimes we just need to laugh at the craziness that comes with living with diabetes.
Tune in for a new episode on the last Monday of every month! Like what you hear and want to help us grow? Please rate and review this podcast so we can reach more people living with diabetes!
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#20 – Diabetes and Dental/Oral Hygiene with Dana Berliner RDH, AKA the Tooth Fairy
We all know that oral care is important and have been told our whole lives that we have to brush and floss every day. But what does good dental hygiene mean and why does it matter? And is it really a big deal if I skip brushing and flossing? More importantly, can my dentist tell? We’re sitting down with Dr. E’s hygienist and proclaimed tooth fairy, Dana Berliner, to talk about how diabetes can affect your oral care, and how your oral care can affect the rest of your body. Plus she answers all of our questions about what it actually takes to have good dental hygiene.
#19 - Intermittent Fasting with Endocrinologist Dr. Preethika Ekanayake
Intermittent fasting is a huge topic these days and we’re sitting down with expert Dr. Preethika Ekanayake to get you the facts. We’ll cover what intermittent fasting is, how it differs from simply dieting, and all the benefits you can experience from intermittent fasting. We’ll also explain the different types of intermittent fasting, because yes there are three, and how different approaches will work for different people and preferences.
#18 - Successful Behavior Changes with Preventative Medicine Doctor David Sobel
Did you know that the key predictor of improvement is not behavior change itself but the change in a person’s confidence, sense of success, and sense of control? We’re sitting down with behavior change expert Dr. David Sobel to learn how to successfully adopt the behaviors we want to better manage our diabetes. From key research findings to the steps for an effective behavior change plan, Dr. Sobel has your recipe for success.
#17 - For Parents of Kids with Diabetes with Pediatric Endocrinologist and CMO of ViaCyte Dr. Manasi Jaiman
A new diabetes diagnosis is extremely overwhelming for the entire care team, including parents of newly diagnosed children. Dr. E is sitting down with Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Manasi Jaiman to get her advice for parents of a newly diagnosed child with diabetes. Dr. Jaiman is also at the forefront of diabetes research, including her role as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of ViaCyte, a company working in regenerative medicine as it relates to a cure for diabetes. Dr. Jaiman discusses how far we’ve come in finding a cure for diabetes and what exciting advances we can look forward to in the next 10-20 years.
#16 - Diabetes and Emotional Health with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky
Diabetes is an overwhelming condition and emotional issues are extremely common for people dealing with diabetes day in and day out. So why is emotional health rarely discussed as it relates to diabetes? We’re sitting down with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky to talk about the most common emotional issues people living with diabetes face, how to identify diabetes distress vs. depression, and what you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed dealing with your diabetes.
#15 - Open Enrollment: Selecting the Right Insurance Plan for You with George Huntley of Diabetes Leadership Council
We can all agree that insurance is the most confusing topic in healthcare. And with all the supplies we need to keep our diabetes in check, it’s important to make sure our health insurance plan is working for us, not against us. Dr. E is sitting down to talk all things insurance with Geroge Huntley who is a T1D, CEO of the Diabetes Leadership Council & Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, and the Plan Administrator for his employer-based health plan (plus about a million other things). George will explain the different health insurance offerings and what people with diabetes need to look for to find the best plan for them.