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Diabetes is a grind. How are we supposed to live our lives? Count carbs, take some insulin and smile?



That's funny. We know there's more to it. You do too! DiabetesDailyGrind.com gives a different kind of support. We're here to inspire people with diabetes to make the most of life. We want you to run marathons. We are dispelling hottub fears. We dish out ideas for using diabetes to pick-up women. We are not afraid of carbohydrates.



Each podcast presents a new conversation between Ryan, Amber, John and prospective guests pushing the diabetes envelope. Look out for new shows once every two weeks. For a preview of the show's content, check out DiabetesDailyGrind.com!

Real Life Diabetes Amber Clour

    • Nutrition
    • 4.7, 84 Ratings

Diabetes is a grind. How are we supposed to live our lives? Count carbs, take some insulin and smile?



That's funny. We know there's more to it. You do too! DiabetesDailyGrind.com gives a different kind of support. We're here to inspire people with diabetes to make the most of life. We want you to run marathons. We are dispelling hottub fears. We dish out ideas for using diabetes to pick-up women. We are not afraid of carbohydrates.



Each podcast presents a new conversation between Ryan, Amber, John and prospective guests pushing the diabetes envelope. Look out for new shows once every two weeks. For a preview of the show's content, check out DiabetesDailyGrind.com!

    Podcast 89: Diabetes Against the Grain | Allison Herschede

    Podcast 89: Diabetes Against the Grain | Allison Herschede

    After decades of frustrating results and fed up with the type 1 diabetes roller coaster, Allison completely changed her life and diabetes management by switching to a low carb lifestyle. She took her new way of eating seriously and lost 55+ pounds and was able to get off all medications with the exception of insulin. This journey fueled her desire to learn more about how her own T1D body worked and to then share her message with others. Allison jumped head first into a series of nursing degrees and coaching certifications including pregnancy and pre-diabetes coaching. She is the real deal exemplifying how to both live well and support others in their journey with diabetes and achieving normalized blood sugars!



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    BIO:



    Allison is a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator and lifelong type 1 diabetic (diagnosed at 18 months in 1981).

    After 29 years of suboptimal control, despite following doctors instructions and ADA guidelines, she was able to normalize her blood sugars utilizing Dr. Richard K. Bernstein’s low-carb protocols from his book, “Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution”.  Wanting to share this knowledge, she decided to go back to school to obtain her RN. She attained her Associate’s of Applied Science in Nursing in 2016 and her BSN from Western Governor’s University in 2018. She completed the board certification in diabetes, or CDCES (formerly known as CDE or Certified Diabetes Educator) in 2018 as well.

    Allison is co-founder and admin of TypeOneGrit™, a 3000+ member group of type 1 diabetics and their families who follow Dr. Bernstein’s protocols. She also leads two pregnancy groups for diabetes and specializes in diabetes in pregnancy.  She is employed as a diabetes coach for diaVerge Diabetes and offers coaching for Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, and Pre-diabetes.

    Allison is currently writing a book on type 1 and pregnancy with a low-carb focus. She is also a wife and mom to 3 healthy children.  Allison and her family currently reside in Athens, Alabama.



    SHOW NOTES:



    * Innovative Eyecare 

    * Innovative Eyecare Frame Gallery

    * Pinterest TYPEONEGRIT

    * DietDoctor – Low Carb Diet

    * YouTube – Dr. Richard K. Bernstein 

    * Diaverge

    • 52 min
    Podcast 88: T1D Drives Me To Serve The Underdog | Reverend Andy Bales

    Podcast 88: T1D Drives Me To Serve The Underdog | Reverend Andy Bales

    Reverend Bales story was one I could not pass up. While many of us living Type 1 diabetes quarantined, he hit the front line to serve the homeless community on Skid Row. He has lived with T1D for 48 years and hasn’t let this disease keep him from achieving his goals both physically and professionally. He is truly a hero!



    SPONSOR:

    Courage Endures mission is to help those with chronic illness navigate their life long journey through movement and community. They recognize, promote, and celebrate those who choose courage over challenge on their pursuit towards health, happiness and optimal living.



    BIO:



    Since the winter of 1985, when Andy preached a message to his students about the importance of feeding hungry people and never turning your back on a hurting person 6 times on a Friday, only to not practice what he preached when a hungry man asked him for his sandwich while Andy working a 2nd job on the weekends.

    Since then, Andy has been haunted by the thought of leaving one precious human being on the streets. He use to look through people digging out of dumpsters or living on the streets but immediately, that “haunting” turned into action, as Andy has led four non-profits addressing homelessness in Des Moines, Iowa, Pasadena and now at Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles.

    During Andy’s time, URM has completed a Capital Campaign to open the magnificent Hope Gardens Family Center for moms and children, and senior ladies and is nearing completion of a $50 Million Capital Campaign to open a URM satellite for 86 families devastated by homelessness in South LA County.

    Andy has played a significant role in addressing hospital dumping of patients, regionalizing services and influencing Los Angeles to take urgent action to address homelessness. When Andy lost his right leg to a flesh eating disease present on Skid Row, the LA City Council declared a shelter emergency.

    Andy and wife Bonnie have 6 children, 7 grandchildren, and have helped parent 25 foster children throughout the years.

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    SHOW NOTES:



    * Courage Endures

    * Union Rescue Mission

    * URM Walk

    * Amazing Stories from Skid Row Podcast

    * Rev Andy’s Blog

    * YouTube

    * Trialnet

    * American Disabilities Act



    PLEASE NOTE:

    We are not giving medical advice, but only sharing our story and management about life with diabetes. Please seek medical advice from your regular GP or endocrinologist before changing your diabetes regimen.

    • 46 min
    Podcast 87: Taking T1D on an Epic Appalachian Trail Adventure | Mike Joyce

    Podcast 87: Taking T1D on an Epic Appalachian Trail Adventure | Mike Joyce

    Throughout his epic adventure, Mike went from couch potato to dropping around 100 lbs. in order to fulfill his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail all while adjusting his diabetes management. It takes a lot of courage to completely overhaul your habits! His ability to plan all things hiking for 5+ months AND throwing in all the diabetes supplies traveling cross country blows my mind. This is only the beginning as he soon off to his next adventure.

    CONTEST:

    What hashtag would you use to encourage diapeeps to hit the trails? The person with the most creative hashtag will win a lofty gift of goodies to help you live your best active life. Please shoot your ideas via social media or to Penelope@diabetesdailygrind.com. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    SPONSOR:

    Courage Endures mission is to help those with chronic illness navigate their life long journey through movement and community. They recognize, promote, and celebrate those who choose courage over challenge on their pursuit towards health, happiness and optimal living.



    BIO:



    Having Diabetes since 1996, Mike Joyce has a decade of experience with MDI and a decade with pump therapy. This combination has helped him surpass his expectations for treatment goals. Adding a CGM to his tool belt was also a game changer for providing him real time data for the food he eats. This treatment coupled with dietary changes created an environment for him to take on endurance sports. Mike has run several ultra marathons and backpacked the entire 2,192 miles Appalachian Trail in 2019. He continues to chase dreams of adventure and is spend the summer of 2020 exploring the great outdoors near Moab, Utah followed by a thru-hike attempt of the Pacific Northwest Trail from Glacier National Park in Montana to the Olympic Coast in Washington. Feel free to follow him on his adventure at www.instagram.com/sweet.hiking

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    SHOW NOTES:



    * Courage Endures

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    PLEASE NOTE:

    We are not giving medical advice, but only sharing our story and management about life with diabetes. Please seek medical advice from your regular GP or endocrinologist before changing your diabetes regimen.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Podcast 86: The Highs & Lows of Diabetes and Cannabis | Sarah MacLeod

    Podcast 86: The Highs & Lows of Diabetes and Cannabis | Sarah MacLeod

    Sarah is a breath of fresh air. Her ability to be honest, vulnerable and willing to discuss all aspects of her T1D journey is the perfect combination to connect the diabetes online masses. In this first ever episode for the DDG, we discuss medicinal cannabis and what it has done for Sarah in addition to daily practices of yoga, meditation and online connectivity.



    SPONSOR:

    Don’t forget to use code DDG25 to receive a 25% discount on your first order of Godtliv products. Godtliv brings together the worlds of wellness and design to create products and experiences that engage the senses, ignite the spirit, and soothe the soul.



    PLEASE NOTE:

    As said in this episode, we are not giving medical advice, but only sharing our story and management about life with diabetes. Please seek medical advice from your regular GP or endocrinologist before changing your diabetes regimen.

    BIO:



    Sarah MacLeod has lived with Type 1 diabetes since 2005. During her teens and early twenties she struggled with depression, diabetes burnout, and disordered eating. After finding the diabetes online community, Sarah became more involved in the world of T1D by organizing her own in-person peer support group opportunity for women with diabetes. Her connection to other women living with diabetes inspired Sarah to seek out more wellness & community-based opportunities. Since recovering from diabulimia in 2011, and learning to live with diabetes-related complications such as gastroparesis, neuropathy, and retinopathy, Sarah has become a certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher, and reiki practitioner. She is also an astrologer and tarot card enthusiast. Sarah enjoys empowering other people who live with diabetes, especially women, and helps others explore their own holistic health and highest self through her platform, Grace & Growth, which places an emphasis on spiritual wellness for women with type 1.

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    SHOW NOTES:



    * Godtliv 

    * Cannabinoids

    * Bio-Individuality

    * THC-V

    * Slipstream

    * Wisdom of the Sages Podcast 

    * Gastroparesis 

    • 58 min
    Podcast 85: An Open Conversation About Insulin With Novo Nordisk | Dr. Todd Hobbs & Ken Inchausti

    Podcast 85: An Open Conversation About Insulin With Novo Nordisk | Dr. Todd Hobbs & Ken Inchausti

    After a recent announcement from Novo Nordisk I cleared my schedule to record this episode with Dr. Todd Hobbs, Chief Medical Officer for North America and Ken Inchausti, Senior Director of Corporate Communications. In this open discussion they share resources and cost saving programs, details about insulin production, insulin trials and what’s on the horizon for insulin therapies. I learned SO much about a drug I’ve been taking for decades!





    Thank you everyone for submitting your questions for this episode. Please feel free to contact me any time if there is someone you would like me to interview.

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    SHOW NOTES:



    * Novocare.com

    * Hotline: 844.NOVO4ME  (M-F, 8:30am-11:00pm, Sat, 11:00am-7:00pm)



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    • 57 min
    Podcast 84: Temporarily Donating My Body To Science | Craig Le Fevre

    Podcast 84: Temporarily Donating My Body To Science | Craig Le Fevre

    After being rejected to join an insulin therapy clinical trial, I was determined to find someone who was able to participate. DDG’s newest team member, Cynthia Celt, connected the dots and hooked me up with Craig who shared his recent experience as a participant in a rather intense trial. Thank you Craig for temporarily donating your body to science to help fellow insulin dependent dia-peeps. Keep on trucking… jeeping you brave soul.



    BIO:



    I was diagnosed with diabetes 9 years ago when I was 26.  Managed by multiple daily injections up until last July when I got my first pump, which led me to getting a job with Tandem Diabetes in April 2020.  When I’m not wrangling my diabetes I go out to the hills with my family in our Jeeps. My wife and I have his and hers Jeep Wranglers that we take our 2 kids out in.  I also like doing DIY projects around the house and woodworking,  Diabetes was a big life changer for me but I’ve learned things about myself, had opportunities, and made friends that I would not have found otherwise.

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    SHOW NOTES:



    * Scout & Cellar “Clean Crafted” Wines

    * ProSciento

    * Tandem Diabetes

    * Dexcom

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

MStoroz ,

A Great Community Connection

Amber has done an outstanding job of creating community through the podcast. She interviews such a wide variety of folks who all have such different - but similar - relationships to diabetes. It's an insightful podcast for anyone, and definitely makes you feel like engaging more, which is always a good goal. Thank you for continuing to bring such outstanding content to us all!

Jillybt1d ,

Valuable info T1D

What an AMAZING PODCAST and RESOURCE for those w/T1 and their loved ones. I feel less alone in this terrible disease when I listen and I’ve learned such valuable information. Great job Amber!!!

Wrengirl67 ,

Love Love Love

I love this podcast! I have learned so much and it has opened my heart to so many people who struggle with T1D & T2D. Amber and her team are actively creating change in the diabetes world. People are living fantastic lives and I hope that people w/ T1D & T2D know they are not alone! As a health care practitioner I consistently recommend this podcast to patients, friends and family. Keep fighting the good fight Amber & Team! We need you out there:-)

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