44 episodes

Hello, and welcome to Embracing Diabetes, a podcast that explores the many different ways people are living with diabetes in the world. Join Amy Stockwell and Dr Liz Stephens who met in 2010, wanting to meet people who were involved in different projects, work or creative endeavors and learn more about them and how diabetes has impacted their journey.

Embracing Diabetes, compassion, community and creativity Dr. Liz Stephens & Amy Stockwell

    • Health & Fitness

Hello, and welcome to Embracing Diabetes, a podcast that explores the many different ways people are living with diabetes in the world. Join Amy Stockwell and Dr Liz Stephens who met in 2010, wanting to meet people who were involved in different projects, work or creative endeavors and learn more about them and how diabetes has impacted their journey.

    Navigating Diabetes with Clinical Pharmacist Brianna Patacini

    Navigating Diabetes with Clinical Pharmacist Brianna Patacini

    In this episode we talk to clinical pharmacist Brianna Patacini. Brianna shares her personal diagnosis journey with type 1 diabetes, her role on the endocrine team, and discusses the evolving landscape of insulin options and their insurance implications. The conversation covers the importance of clinical pharmacists, practical advice for managing diabetes while traveling and emerging diabetes technologies. Brianna emphasizes the significance of patient advocacy and the complexities of insuran...

    • 30 min
    How to THRIVE with type one diabetes

    How to THRIVE with type one diabetes

    Brooke Cassoff is a Certified Compassion Facilitator & Educator, international traveler, runner, surfer, and cookie enthusiast that has been living life with T1D since 2005. She is also a firm believer that those of us with diabetes can thrive not in spite of, but because of our condition and that contemplative practices can play a key role in supporting this transformation. Brooke was introduced to mindfulness and contemplative practices shortly after being diagnosed with diabetes a...

    • 30 min
    Liz & Amy catch up

    Liz & Amy catch up

    In this episode of Embracing Diabetes Liz and Amy catch up (and commiserate;)) about recent challenges, focusing particularly on hypoglycemia and its impacts. Despite setbacks like malfunctioning Dexcom sensors and stressful low blood sugar episodes, they share insights into diabetes management, highlighting the importance of self-advocacy, accessing medical supplies, and navigating the healthcare system. The conversation also touches on the emotional and physical toll of diabetes, workp...

    • 28 min
    Empowering Women with Type 1 Diabetes with Dr. Anne Marie MacDonald

    Empowering Women with Type 1 Diabetes with Dr. Anne Marie MacDonald

    On this episode we talk to Dr. Anne Marie McDonald, national research manager for the JDRF in Toronto, mother of two, and Ironman athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of four. We had a great conversation and got to hear about her presentations on T1D and pregnancy, and women with T1D and aging, at the 2024 Connected In Motion virtual slipstream.Featured on this episode:Anne Marie MacDonald, MD MSc, is a modern health care professional and passionate medical thought leader ...

    • 22 min
    Motivational Interviewing and Diabetes: A Deep Dive with Dr. Michael Fulop

    Motivational Interviewing and Diabetes: A Deep Dive with Dr. Michael Fulop

    On this episode we talk to Dr. Michael Fulop, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon who lives with type 1. Michael's used his perspective in his work with children and adults with diabetes, often with co occurring learning, emotional, or attentional disorders. He's been very involved in research with Type 1 and practices using motivational interviewing. He has been a huge advocate and support for our diabetes community, and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Featured on this Episo...

    • 27 min
    How to Stay Physically and Emotionally Healthy During the Holidays

    How to Stay Physically and Emotionally Healthy During the Holidays

    The lovely and talented Jennifer Smith returned for another conversation, this time focusing on staying physically and emotionally healthy during the holidays. Jenny is the director of lifestyle and nutrition at integrated diabetes, and also works as a registered dietitian, CDE and pump trainer.When this podcast was recorded, Christmas and New Year's were right around the corner followed by the season of resolutions. So we wanted to kick off our conversation with a few questions a...

    • 30 min

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