36 episodes

Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics. The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old. Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

For more information about our work visit us at https://www.diapointme.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @DiapointME

Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast Pam Durant

    • Health & Fitness

Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics. The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old. Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

For more information about our work visit us at https://www.diapointme.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @DiapointME

    Resetting Your Health and Diabetes Goals After Summer

    Resetting Your Health and Diabetes Goals After Summer

    Summer's over, but that doesn't mean your health journey is.
    In this first episode of the new season of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we discuss how you can reset your health goals for the rest of the year.
    Listen in for post-summer tips on getting healthy, resetting your health and diabetes goals, and more!
    Pam also shares her tips about how to never diet again, and she discusses some of the latest health news like the increase of Type 2 Diabetes in children, and how doctors are now prescribing that patients exercise with common activities like walking or cycling.
     
    Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
     
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies and lifestyle accessories: https://www.diapointshop.com/ 
     
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan 
     
    Diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/ 
     
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content.

    • 26 min
    Raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes

    Raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes

    In this episode of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, Diapoint's Digital Marketing Manager Toqaa Gad interviews Founder Pam Durant about her life as a mother of a child with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Hear from Pam about raising her son with T1D and how she finds the balance between parenting, staying healthy, running two businesses, advocating for others with diabetes and teaching her child to thrive while managing his chronic condition.
    Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies and lifestyle accessories: https://www.diapointshop.com/
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan Diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content.

    • 1 hr
    Continuous Glucose Monitors: Are CGMs Necessary For People Without Diabetes?

    Continuous Glucose Monitors: Are CGMs Necessary For People Without Diabetes?

    Are continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) meant for people without diabetes? In this episode, we explore the pros and cons of using CGMs for those with and without diabetes.
     
    We are joined by, Michael Matafonov, a person living with Type 1 Diabetes and Dr. Nandu Thalange, a very well established pediatric endocrinologist based in Dubai to start the debate on this topic.
     
    This is the first of three episodes where we will unpack this discussion to uncover the truth behind the latest wearable trend and learn if CGMs are really useful or necessary for people without diabetes.
     
    Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
     
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies and lifestyle accessories: https://www.diapointshop.com/ 
     
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan 
     
    Diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/ 
     
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content.
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Art of Achieving Your Goals: Hello 2022!

    The Art of Achieving Your Goals: Hello 2022!

    Welcome to 2022! In this episode, Pam Durant, reflects a bit on 2021 at Diapoint, and shares some thoughts about 2022, and talks about goal setting for the new year.   Research shows that less than 10% of people who set New Year resolutions actually achieve them. And, more than 50% of people who make resolutions can’t even remember why they chose their resolution on the first place.  
    Why is that? It's not as simple as "Just Do It", right?
     
    It's about doing something that you enjoy and that lights you up...
    It's not about doing what everyone else is doing...
    It's about setting goals you and enjoy and seeing them through....
    In a way that feels easy.
    In a way that doesn't take away from your other personal or family time.
    If you're over the thought of streaming your way through the rest of the year....
     
    Join our FREE online training to support you on your journey
    ​The Art Of Acheiving Your Goals:
     
    Here’s what we’re going to cover:
    Why so many of us don't achieve the health goals we pursue.
    How to set a goal and actually achieve it - It's not "just do it"
    The biggest thing that holds you back from sticking to your health goals and achieving them.

    Tuesday, 22nd February at10am EST | 3pm GMT | 7pm GMT+4 ​
     
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    You can also book your personal FREE Health Plan call now! Just select a date and time here.
     
    Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
     
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies, lifestyle accessories, coaching services and more: https://www.diapointshop.com/ 
     
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan 
     
    Diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/ 
     
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content

    • 19 min
    Diabetes Super Panel: Real Life Stories About Living With Diabetes All Day, Every Day

    Diabetes Super Panel: Real Life Stories About Living With Diabetes All Day, Every Day

    As part of the First Annual Diapoint Type 1 Diabetes Virtual Family Picnic, in August 2020, we held a live diabetes panel discussion with five amazing people with Type 1 Diabetes from the Middle East.   This is our most listened to session from that event. It is definitely worth a replay, so we are sharing it again. There is so much wisdom and advice shared from our panel who are living with diabetes.
     
    Advocates from the UAE, Kuwait, Palestine and Lebanon joined us for this lively diabetes discussion. During this session, they shared their stories and experiences with us about living with diabetes.
     
    Introducing Our Diabetes Panel From Around the UAE
    We are so thankful to our friends for joining our super panel. Find them on Instagram:
    Mohammed Seyam (Palestine) – @mohammed.seyam99
    Mohammad AlBahar (Kuwait) – @thediabetictraveler
    Cyrine Farhat (Lebanon) – @positiveonglucose_diabetes
    Noor Al Ramahi (United Arab Emirates) – @n_ramahi
    Yassmin Al Shalabi (Palestine) 
     
    Topics covered:
    Being a diabetes ambassador and advocate
    Rights of people living with diabetes
    Positive perspectives on diabetes
    Diabetes as a super power!
    Diabetes and social media
    Isolation, loneliness and the diabetes stigma
    Day to day management of diabetes
    Diabetes burnout
    Hypers and hypos
    Medical and professional support
    … and so SO much more!
     
    Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
     
    Free diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/ 
     
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies and lifestyle accessories: https://www.diapointshop.com/ 
     
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan 
     
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Childhood Diabetes: Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices, with Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr Elham Al Amiri

    Childhood Diabetes: Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices, with Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr Elham Al Amiri

    In this episode, Pam speaks with Dr. Elham Amiri about all Type1 and Type2 Diabetes as well as Childhood Nutrition and how to navigate parenting and teach your children to make healthy choices in a world of fast and processed food.   Join the Diapoint mailing list for exclusive insights and offers: diapointme.com/join-the-diapointme-mailing-list/
     
    Visit the D-Shop where we offer beautiful, practical diabetes supplies and lifestyle accessories: https://www.diapointshop.com/ 
     
    Home study program for parents of school-aged children with Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.diapointlearning.com/courses/the-ultimate-type-1-diabetes-school-game-plan 
     
    Diabetes resources: https://www.diapointme.com/diabetes-wellness-resources/ 
     
    Diapoint is the place for people touched by diabetes. For more information and full details of our work, visit diapointme.com where you'll also find our social media links and any resources mentioned in the episode. Subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for all our episodes, and please share it on social media or with anyone you think could benefit from this free content
     

    • 52 min