267 episodes

Matt Vande Vegte, CPT from FTFWarrior.com gets real about living with diabetes and everything that comes with it. As a certified trainer and nutritionist (and T1D), Matt goes over his unique "blood sugar formula" and how you too can learn to predict blood sugars through any exercise, activity, and meal. Welcome to our Tribe of T1D Warriors.

Pardon My Pancreas - Type 1 Diabetes with Matt Vande Vegte FTF Warrior

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 55 Ratings

Matt Vande Vegte, CPT from FTFWarrior.com gets real about living with diabetes and everything that comes with it. As a certified trainer and nutritionist (and T1D), Matt goes over his unique "blood sugar formula" and how you too can learn to predict blood sugars through any exercise, activity, and meal. Welcome to our Tribe of T1D Warriors.

    My Anxiety with T1D: 3 Counterintuitive Solutions I Discovered

    My Anxiety with T1D: 3 Counterintuitive Solutions I Discovered

    Let me be clear - I still get nervous about blood sugars when I’m about to embark on a 60 mile bike ride through the mountains…


    But it’s nowhere near the panic attacks (yes, seriously) that I used to have just leaving the house with a dropping blood sugar.


    In today’s episode, I break down a few very real examples from my life with diabetes and anxiety - how I’ve overcome (most of) it, and the 3 lessons I’ve learned that may help you as well if you’ve ever felt uneasy with lows or highs.


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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 27 min
    My T1D "Seizure" In the Ocean

    My T1D "Seizure" In the Ocean

    “Unsettling” is the best way I can describe this event over the weekend, and there was an important lesson learned in the process…

    I believe I’ve discovered a new “blood sugar variable” that’s gonna end up in my next book…


    And while it might not be a “normal” encounter, I believe that the more you know, the better prepared you are when it comes to managing type 1 diabetes.


    I got to experience a bit of a seize for the first time in my life… and in today’s podcast episode I share the details of what it took for me to break my personal record in open water swimming… and whether or not it was worth it.

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    Grab your free report to the advanced T1D training here:
    https://renegadenewsletter.com/
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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 20 min
    It's never been about the blood sugars (fix this instead)

    It's never been about the blood sugars (fix this instead)

    It’s hard to say this - but I’ve been wrong about blood sugars (I’m human too)… but sharing this lesson might help you or others to fix it before it becomes a problem…
    Years ago, I optimized for blood sugars ONLY.
    It worked… I mean, I figured them out and kept them near-perfect…
    But I was miserable and restricted…
    It felt like diabetes was controlling me… and I needed a change.
    I needed my quality of life back.
    Today’s episode focuses on a very recent realization that I believe will help many achieve the ‘healthy and happy’ balance without giving up their quality of life or peace of mind like I did…
    And to me, that’s worth sharing this difficult story.
    Learn the lessons so that you don’t have to learn the hard way, and I hope you enjoy.
    My life is forever changed for the better, and I hope it impacts yours similarly as well.


    >> LISTEN NOW
    Grab your free ticket to this advanced T1D training here:
    https://diabetesinaction.com
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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 22 min
    The worst exercise for your blood sugars

    The worst exercise for your blood sugars

    You’ve heard it said - “exercise is good for your diabetes”… then WHY does it make my blood sugars go crazy??
    In today’s episode, I share the heartbreaking moment I broke my streak of over 300 consecutive workouts of 100% time in range…


    The reason I just couldn’t keep it perfect through this one workout…
    And as always - what you can DO about it to make sure you don’t repeat my mistakes with your own blood sugars.


    As a bonus- I also announce a new project I’m working on as I head into this half Ironman and look at what’s next for me and my athletic career.

    >> LISTEN NOW
    Grab your free ticket to this advanced T1D training here:
    https://diabetesinaction.com
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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 24 min
    Fill This Critical Role On Your Diabetes Care Team ASAP

    Fill This Critical Role On Your Diabetes Care Team ASAP

    There’s been a “missing link” in our diabetes care team forEVER, and it’s time to change that…
    In today’s episode, I share the one addition to my medical team that actually allowed me to step out of the standard of “survival mode” with type 1 diabetes…
    And into “thriving with type 1 diabetes”.‌
    Drop in and check it out, I also detail my recent 42.5 mile bike ride, the 200+ carbs I ate without insulin, and MORE.

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    https://thewarriorstribe.com/free-group
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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 20 min
    The "Anti-Overwhelm Method" For T1D's Who Want Easy Blood Sugars

    The "Anti-Overwhelm Method" For T1D's Who Want Easy Blood Sugars

    Type 1 Diabetes is HARD, let’s not sugarcoat it (pun definitely intended), but what if there were a way reduce the overwhelm associated with it?
    I noticed something interesting the other day, where sometimes when I have out of range numbers, I get ANGRY… but this other time, I carried on (literally singing to myself) without a care in the world.
    I was able to identify what gave me that “care-free” mindset back… without giving up healthy blood sugars (because ignoring it isn’t a great strategy, right?)
    And in today’s episode, I break down the TWO paths to less diabetes overwhelm, and the ONE that I walk my personal clients through.
    I hope it helps!

    >> LISTEN NOW
    Grab your free ticket to this advanced T1D training here:
    https://diabetesinaction.com
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    Welcome to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast!! This show is all about REAL life with type 1 diabetes, understanding fluctuations, and how to stabilize your blood sugar for good. Your host is Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Looking for an online health coaching program to help you live your best life? Go to https://www.ftfwarrior.com to learn more about his program for diabetics only that is focused on helping you reach your goals while living a happier and healthier life. Join the Tribe today!

    This podcast is sponsored by FTF Warrior - An online health and fitness coaching company for type 1 diabetics dedicated to helping them master their blood sugars through any activity, exercise, or meal!


    https://www.ftfwarrior.com

    Follow Matt here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftfwarrior/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ftfwarrior/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ftfwarrior
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    Disclaimer: While we share our experiences with diabetes, nothing we discuss should be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for your health and diabetes management.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Kimberlysueann ,

Type 1 diabetic for 4 years

I just found this podcast and I’m so thankful that I came across it. Matt has answered more questions for me in 3 podcasts and taught me more than any doctor or endocrinologist has. It’s a daily changing disease that is defined by so much of my life and determines my readings. It’s a learning experience all the time. Thank you so much for helping and sharing your knowledge.

Lucielu18 ,

Great content!

I have had T1D for 24 years and I continue to learn new things with this podcast! Thanks for putting out creative and useful content!

Joeyc16284848262849 ,

Not much meat, just an advertisement

It’s a cool concept but not much meat. The title pulls you in but the short episodes don’t actually give you any T1D info or help, it’s just a commercial for the program.

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