8 episodes

Approximately 34 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, and even more people are at risk for developing it. But did you know developing type 2 diabetes can be delayed– or even prevented?

The Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast is an engaging, narrative-style podcast miniseries for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the people who care about them. Narrated by physician and medical contributor Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, the miniseries combines insights from individuals and health experts with firsthand experience of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Together, they address common questions about type 2 diabetes and, importantly, they explore how it can be prevented.

Download and listen to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast to learn more about diabetes, gain confidence in dealing with it, and find hope in the insights and knowledge of others.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast, by Health Unmuted Health UNMUTED

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

Approximately 34 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, and even more people are at risk for developing it. But did you know developing type 2 diabetes can be delayed– or even prevented?

The Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast is an engaging, narrative-style podcast miniseries for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the people who care about them. Narrated by physician and medical contributor Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, the miniseries combines insights from individuals and health experts with firsthand experience of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Together, they address common questions about type 2 diabetes and, importantly, they explore how it can be prevented.

Download and listen to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast to learn more about diabetes, gain confidence in dealing with it, and find hope in the insights and knowledge of others.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What Is Diabetes?

    What Is Diabetes?

    Welcome to the first episode of the Preventing Type 2 Diabetes podcast, where we will dive into the world of diabetes, its causes, and how to prevent it. In this episode, we will explore the different types of diabetes, including type 1 and type 2, as well as the lesser-known condition called prediabetes. 

    With staggering statistics indicating that millions of people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, it's crucial to understand the importance of prevention. We will discuss the prevalence of undiagnosed cases and the alarming number of individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But fear not, because we will also uncover the steps you can take to manage your blood sugar, stay healthy, and even prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes and resources like diabetes prevention programs. Throughout the series, you'll hear from real people who have taken charge of their health and turned their lives around. 

    Join our host, Dr. BCW, board-certified family medicine physician, as we embark on this journey to educate and empower you in preventing type 2 diabetes.

    00:00 Welcome to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
    02:03 Introducing the host, Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell
    03:18 What is diabetes?
    04:05 What is glucose?
    04:18 What is insulin?
    05:52 What are the types of diabetes?
    06:43 What is type 2 diabetes?
    07:14 What are the risk factors?
    08:24 What is 'prediabetes'?
    09:49 What causes prediabetes?
    11:06 Are some people more likely to develop diabetes?
    14:09 Preview of episode 2



    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 16 min
    Catching Prediabetes Early: Recognizing Symptoms and Early Detection

    Catching Prediabetes Early: Recognizing Symptoms and Early Detection

    Receiving a diagnosis of prediabetes can be overwhelming, and it can bring up lots of questions— does this mean I will get type 2 diabetes? What happens now? 
    In this episode, we hear from people like Jessica and Oscar, who share their experiences and struggles with prediabetes. Early diagnosis is crucial in managing prediabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes, and we explore the signs and symptoms to look out for. We also discuss the importance of getting tested, and how a simple blood test can confirm a prediabetes diagnosis. Join us as we provide valuable information and resources to help you understand and prevent type 2 diabetes.

    00:00 Recognising the Signs
    01:36 Understanding Prediabetes
    02:49 Diagnosis Journey
    05:02 Blood Tests for Diagnosis
    07:43 Emotional Impact of Diagnosis
    09:13 Seeking Support and Understanding
    11:08 Self-compassion and Moving Forward

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 13 min
    The Power of Food: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

    The Power of Food: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

    One of the first steps to preventing type 2 diabetes is making changes to what you eat. If you’re thinking this means giving up the foods you love-- don’t worry!
    In this episode, we dive into the important topic of healthy eating as a key step in preventing type 2 diabetes. We explore how the food we consume impacts our blood sugar levels and hear firsthand accounts from individuals who have made successful lifestyle changes to manage their prediabetes and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.
    Along the way, we'll debunk common nutrition myths and introduce practical strategies, such as the plate method and Mediterranean diet, to help you make healthier food choices without sacrificing flavor or cultural traditions. So get ready to learn how you can take control of your health through proper nutrition. Let's get started on this important journey together. 

    00:00 Overview: Introduction
    00:17 Taking Action After Diagnosis
    01:40 Understanding Macronutrients
    02:55 The Carb Conundrum
    05:50 The Plate Method
    06:29 The Importance of Lifestyle Changes
    07:56 Cultural Considerations
    09:39 Healthy Swaps and Moderation
    10:55 Mindful Choices at Celebrations
    11:58 Gradual Progress and Self-Compassion
    12:40 Accessing Nutritious Food

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 15 min
    Accessing Healthy Meals: How to Find Food Resources in Your Area

    Accessing Healthy Meals: How to Find Food Resources in Your Area

    In this episode, we address the difficulties many of us may face when trying to make healthier food choices. Some people living with prediabetes face challenges that can make healthy food seem literally out of reach. Limited access to affordable and nutritious options, financial constraints, physical limitations, and transportation issues can make it seem impossible to prioritize health. But don't worry, we're here to help!
    Join us as we talk about the programs and services that can make healthy foods more accessible, and explore strategies to overcome these obstacles and find ways to make small, impactful changes. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. So, even if you think this topic doesn't apply to you, stick around because the information you learn here today may be useful to someone you know. 

    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    01:49 Resources for Accessing Healthy Food
    03:38 Creative Options for Limited Food Access
    04:30 Grocery Store Assistance
    05:35 Government Programs and Budgeting Tips
    06:33 Conclusion and Next Steps

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 8 min
    Small Steps, Big Changes: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with Exercise and Sleep

    Small Steps, Big Changes: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with Exercise and Sleep

    Preventing type 2 diabetes isn’t just about eating healthy—getting regular exercise, sleeping enough, and reducing stress are all important lifestyle changes too. But you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to be healthy. Even small steps can lead to big changes!
    In this episode of the Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast, we hear from people living with prediabetes about how they made tweaks to their daily routines and share easy tips and resources for adopting an exercise plan that works for you. Whether you're a beginner or unsure where to start, we provide tips and tricks to help you create an exercise plan that works for you.
    Additionally, we explore how reducing stress and improving sleep can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Don't miss out on these valuable insights to support your journey towards a healthier lifestyle. 

    0:00 Introduction
    00:17 The Importance of Exercise
    00:30 Evidence of Exercise's Impact
    00:40 Tips for Starting and Maintaining Exercise
    03:37 Making Exercise Simple
    06:00 Exercise at Home
    07:01 Overcoming Gym Intimidation
    09:04 Tips for Creating Exercise Habits
    11:31 The Importance of Quality Sleep
    13:11 Exercise as a Stress Buster
    14:55 Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
    16:19 Preview of Next Episode

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 19 min
    Exploring Medication Options for Prediabetes

    Exploring Medication Options for Prediabetes

    Medication can be an important tool to help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. In this episode of the Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast, we learn about different types of medication and how to talk to your healthcare provider about what option(s) might be best for you.
    From time-tested metformin, to the newer GLP-1 receptor agonist medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro, we discuss how these drugs work and their potential benefits in the treatment or prevention of diabetes. We also address the importance of lifestyle changes alongside medication and share resources that can make medication more affordable.
    Join us as we dive into the world of diabetes medication and empower you to make informed decisions for your health. Stay tuned for an episode filled with expert advice, personal stories, and practical tips to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

    00:07 Introduction to Medication Options for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
    01:40 Metformin for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
    04:22 GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Medications and Their Impact
    05:29 Personal Testimonial: Effectiveness of GLP-1 Medication
    06:57 Balancing Medication and Lifestyle Changes
    08:57 Considerations for Affordability and Access to Medications
    13:32 Medications for Related Conditions and Complications
    14:39 Looking Ahead: Support and Confidence to Change

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes
Uncared For
Lemonada Media
Passion Struck with John R. Miles
John R. Miles
Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep
iHeartPodcasts
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts