34 episodes

Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Dads and Diabetes Mark Turner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    DaD Ep 32: Distance Learning, Social Yearning

    DaD Ep 32: Distance Learning, Social Yearning

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    This is another of our episodes that we live-streamed but also edited down for your pod-listening pleasure - so just a heads up re some of the steam-related goofiness that you might hear in this ep.

    Goofiness was essential for this one though, as the dads discussed the virtues or otherwise of remote learning, something every family with school-age kiddos has had to deal with to some degree or another the past few months. It's certainly been something that's heavily impacted Anna and Ella, though their experiences differ greatly.

    As dads of kids with T1D, decisions re what to do and when have largely been dictated by our concerns over possible diabetes-related complications should Anna or Ella contract COVID-19. Increasingly, though, those determinations are being more and more influenced by what might be best for our children's mental health...

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    • 52 min
    DaD Ep 31: US Mens National Team player Jordan Morris tells his T1D story

    DaD Ep 31: US Mens National Team player Jordan Morris tells his T1D story

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    A real treat for our listeners this episode! DaD had the privilege of visiting with current Major League Soccer (MLS) champs Seattle Sounders and US Men's National Team starter Jordan Morris, perhaps the most high-profile T1D athlete in America.

    Jordan talks openly about his earliest T1D memories, his fears regarding how his diagnosis might impact his dreams of playing professional soccer, and his reality today thriving as he does on the domestic and international soccer stage!

    We can't thank Jordan enough for being so generous with his time and so candid and honest when sharing his inspiring story. Please do check out all of the incredible work Jordan and his Foundation are doing in the T1D community at www.jordanmorrisfoundation.com

    Also, please remember to check out our wonderful Dads and Diabetes show sponsors...

    Glucose Revival @ https://glucoserevival.com/
    Dia-Be-Tees @ www.Dia-Be-Tee.com

    And a special sponsor for this episode...www.bootbags.us (thanks, Jordan Schweitzer!)

    • 46 min
    DaD Ep 30: Back to Life, Back to...what exactly?!

    DaD Ep 30: Back to Life, Back to...what exactly?!

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    This episode is a little rough around the edges, as the Dads wholly embraced live streaming and listener interaction. It was fun...but maybe it's something we do just every now and then?! Never the less, the gamut got run once more, as Alan and Mark considered what our 'new normal' (does anyone like that phrase?!) looks like?

    School, sports, shopping, social interactions, all come under the microscope as well as many other topics courtesy of our wonderful listeners and our hosts' seemingly endless ability to be derailed by bright, shiny topics of any shape, size, or description!

    Please do check out our wonderful Dads and Diabetes show sponsors...

    Glucose Revival @ https://glucoserevival.com/
    Dia-Be-Tees @ www.Dia-Be-Tee.com

    • 58 min
    DaD Ep 29: IT'S ALIIIIIIVE!!!

    DaD Ep 29: IT'S ALIIIIIIVE!!!

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    Alan and Mark, two men with faces for radio, unwisely decide to livestream an episode for the first time! If you're listening to this via podcast, smart move. You don't have to deal with the visuals. But you can at least enjoy the different energy that being able to see one another generated from the show hosts.

    The gents begin to ruminate on the pandemic 'new normal', and how they're trying to navigate all that comes with it when you have a T1D to consider. Running to the shops, going to church, playing sports, all whilst social distancing and wearing masks - or not! Some folks don't seem to quite understand the necessity for these things, so T1D families have that to navigate, too...

    Please do check out our wonderful Dads and Diabetes show sponsors...

    Glucose Revival @ https://glucoserevival.com/
    Dia-Be-Tees @ www.Dia-Be-Tee.com

    • 52 min
    DaD Ep 28: Dad Panel

    DaD Ep 28: Dad Panel

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out. Well, actually, THREE dads this episode.

    While Alan sets the financial world to rights, Mark hosts our first ever Dad Panel. We’re delighted to welcome to the show fellow T1D dads Rob Namnoum and Steven Truitt. The three dads share their experiences, highlighting similarities in their kids T1D stories to date, as well as those divergences that make the Diabetic lifestyle so 'interesting' and keeps us parents on our toes!

    Please do check out our wonderful Dads and Diabetes show sponsors...

    Glucose Revival @ https://glucoserevival.com/
    Dia-Be-Tees @ www.Dia-Be-Tee.com

    • 56 min
    DaD Ep 27: Lock-Down Catch Up!

    DaD Ep 27: Lock-Down Catch Up!

    Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

    Alan and Mark are REUNITED...and it feels so good! After the Dads recorded their separate group podcasts with other T1D pod hosts, finally the pair are back together again.

    The guys run the gamut as they play catch-up, covering such diverse topics as the financial markets, the cost of insulin, tele-Endo visits, gardening, cooking, hiking, whittling, and what the unexpected long-term benefits might be to our families of this pandemic-enforced lock-down...

    Please do check out our wonderful Dads and Diabetes show sponsors...

    Glucose Revival @ https://glucoserevival.com/
    Dia-Be-Tees @ www.Dia-Be-Tee.com

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

gritsaregood ,

Love!

We absolutely loved listening to your podcast. I stumbled on it tonight with my husband, and we both had tears streaming down our faces as we listened to your stories. Our daughter (age 11) was diagnosed a little over 2 weeks ago, so we are still raw as we acclimate to our new T1D life. Thank you for putting this out there! We wish there was already more to listen to!

TheTaggsterfan1 ,

Thank you for this!

Thank you for a podcast for T1D dads that isn’t medical in nature. I love hearing the story of what you went through. Especially the emotions.

A2zWhit ,

Thank you!

Thank you both for taking the time to talk about T1D. This episode had me in tears immediately with all of the similarities from when my son was diagnosed with T1D. I look forward to the next episode.

Zach

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