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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

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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!

    Podcast 109: Slow Down the Forward Progress | Charles Mattocks

    Podcast 109: Slow Down the Forward Progress | Charles Mattocks

    When Charles Mattocks was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, he was given little to no education on how to manage this disease so he took matters into his own hands. After getting his own health back on track, Charles is sharing his journey into advocacy, and how he is effectively trying to reverse the forward progress of unmanaged diabetes.



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    BIO: 





    CHARLES MATTOCKS is an award-winning actor, director, producer, television host and health advocate whose priority for health first and saving lives does not get in his way of excelling in all areas of the business.The nephew of the late great Bob Marley, Mattocks comes from a very high profile family lineage so it is no surprise that he is taking the healthcare world by storm. An accomplish Actor, Charles notably starred with a pivotal role in “ The Summer of Ben Tyler” along side legends James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern. The movie garnered six nominations during the award season and Variety Magazine declared, “In Charles Mattocks, a star is born’. As an author, producer, and director, his work has been showcased with appearances on CNN, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Fox News, Good Morning America, The Talk, The Martha Stewart Show and numerous media outlets worldwide. Charles’ world changed the minute he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. As he stared death in the face, he knew he had a larger mission to make changes not only for himself but so many others! He armed himself with education and determination and began to reverse his condition. He documented his process in a provocative documentary, “

    The Diabetic You, which peels back the curtain on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the diabetes epidemic. This film set his advocacy in motion, with Charles ascending to become a Blue Circle Champion for the International Diabetes Association and a published author for the American Diabetes Association.

    Charles created, directed, and executive produced “Reversed”, the highly acclaimed diabetes reality docuseries, on Discovery Life Channel. The show received much recognition from both critics and medical professionals and earned a second season pick-up – this time focusing on HIV. He also produced Trial By Fire, about his mother’s rare disease, complex regional pain syndrome. The buzz worthy success of Reversed inspired FYI network to continue Charles’ healing quests, so, in January, 2020, Charles’ groundbreaking new series, Eight Days, will premiere. The series follows the raw ups and downs of five cancer patients as they wage their battle for survival and journey toward healing. Just as he did in reversed, Charles will guide his patients toward positive outcomes beyond their wildest expectations.

    Charles’ passion and personality are contagious and have skyrocketed him to unparalleled success with whatever he tackles. Saving lives of people suffering with chronic illness and inspiring them with his life- changing message, he has become the premiere media expert on health and wellness. Charles entertains, educates, inspires, and heals millions with his ahead-of-the-curve creativity and dedication to excellence in television hosting, content creation, and dynamic advocacy.





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    Podcast 108: We Don’t Need a New PlayStation, We Need a Solution | Kayla Mattingly

    Podcast 108: We Don’t Need a New PlayStation, We Need a Solution | Kayla Mattingly

    People living with diabetes don’t just need the latest and greatest tech, they need real solutions to unique problems! Kayla Mattingly always knew she wanted 3-4 kids from the start, but never imagined two of her four sons would be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She rolled with the autoimmune punches, but an insulin allergy has her family and medical team scrambling for solutions. Type IV Hypersensitivity to insulin is rare, but she has found a handful of other parents who are looking for answers. 



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    THE MATTINGLYS: 

















    Christopher, my husband, and I, Kayla, always knew we wanted 3-4 kids from the start. Never did we imagine all four would be boys. Having two diagnosed with T1D shortly after their first birthdays was a total not-so-fun surprise. But the insulin allergy….unthinkable.



    Our oldest son, Baker was diagnosed with T1D in full DKA at 18 months old. I remember being so relieved it was “just diabetes” and my child would live. Of course I had no idea what diabetes entailed, but I knew people who were living with it so it was a win in my book.

























    When Thatcher was diagnosed in June of 2016 it felt like a punch in the gut. A second child with diabetes? Why him? Why us? This time the news hit me hard. It wasn’t relief. It was grief.

















    Not only were we balancing two type 1 diabetic children ages 4 and under, we also had the emotional impact of their middle brother, Sadler. Still today we find ourselves trying to balance his needs amongst the craziness that diabetes can bring – especially with an insulin allergy.

    Shortly after both boys started pumping in November 2018, Thatcher started to react at pump sites. After a full year of testing and ruling out everything else that could possibly be causing his reaction at injection/pump sites but also his drastically fluctuating sugars, he was diagnosed with a Type IV Hypersensitivity to insulin on Valentine’s Day 2019.



    Currently, Thatcher is taking Methotrexate to help suppress the reactions but we are searching for more solutions as this is only a bandaid to an ongoing matter. It doesn’t fully suppress his reactions and we are worried what will happen as his insulin needs increase.

    We welcomed our 4th and final son to this world in August of 2020 after a life threatening pregnancy tried to take my life.

    Starting the IAHA – Insulin Allergy & Hypersensitivity Awareness – along with four other insulin allergy moms, is my life mission. It’s why I survived. It’s why I won’t give up searching for solutions for these children. My eyes are clearly open to seeing this thing through.

    No child should suffer from the very substance that keeps them alive.















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    *  Insulin Allergy and Hypersensitivity Awareness 



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    • 48 min
    Podcast 107: Sometimes You Just Have to Step Back | Kristina Loskarjova

    Podcast 107: Sometimes You Just Have to Step Back | Kristina Loskarjova

    To all those who need to hear this – yes you can! This is the lifelong motto of Kristina Loskarjova, a woman who sets her mind to something and makes it happen while living her best life with T1D. She shares how taking a step back from the pressures of management could be exactly what you need to get back out and start living a fulfilled life. Kristina is an accomplished designer, entrepreneur and author who is sharing her story and those of other people living extraordinary lives with this disease. 







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    BIO: 

    Kristina Loskarjova is a spirited businesswoman and author who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three. She considers herself lucky for having been raised by parents who believed she could do anything in life. Kristina has enjoyed numerous exciting and buzzing experiences: from winning fashion design competitions, finishing a world-class business university in London UK, to starting her own company while successfully managing her health. Kristina is now showing other Type 1s that this lifestyle, and indeed any chosen lifestyle, is possible. Her goal is to prove to others that anyone, anywhere can pursue their dreams.

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    * Instagram

    * Linkedin

    * Instagram [Book] 



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    • 44 min
    Podcast 106: Diabetes Might Have Put Us on the Defensive | Tim White

    Podcast 106: Diabetes Might Have Put Us on the Defensive | Tim White

    While getting the diabetes diagnosis tends to put us on the back foot, we can choose to deal with it and refuse to let it define us. Tim White is a diabetes veteran who has been managing his diabetes for longer than I have. He is a well spring of wisdom and shares his story along with his experience on living his best life with diabetes for decades. Tim is a prime example that diabetes is not a death sentence, and its management is getting better every day.



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    BIO: 

    Tim’s diabetes story started in 1966 when he was 13 years old at the time and has had Type 1 diabetes for 55 years. One day, when he was too tired to even walk to school, his grandfather, who was a retired surgeon, came over to examine the situation, smelled his breath and realized Tim had to go to the hospital where they found his blood sugar in excess of 750. After a scary time dealing with the diagnoses as a teen, he got through it and has been living with it ever since. He is now a retired attorney who is loving his garden and planning his dream vacation to Egypt!

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    * Siren Socks



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    • 42 min
    Podcast 105: Type 1 Diabetes Is A Family Affair | Jermaine Hargrove

    Podcast 105: Type 1 Diabetes Is A Family Affair | Jermaine Hargrove

    What does someone who was thrust into the world of diabetes with no preparation do? They make animations of course! Jermaine Hargrove is the co-founder of Small Town Animation Studios, where he and his wife are impacting the diabetes space with the arts, specifically in the 3D animated films arena. His creative expertise and entrepreneurial spirit will help inspire people to better manage their diabetes. Let’s dive into Jermaine’s story and learn more about not all Superheroes wear capes, but some do wear CGMs.



    BIO: 

    Jermaine Hargrove, a person living with Type 1 diabetes for 14 years has 20+ years of using his creative expertise as an entrepreneur. Mr. Hargrove’s business spirit is superior allowing him to command the room with his creative ideas. He has become an influencer from his humble beginnings in the entertainment business making his credentials top notch. His creativity background ranges from being a music artist/songwriter, film producer, organizing and managing brands, to developing and marketing his own projects and businesses. Those experiences led him to direct the daily operations of his film/TV company called “Small Town Animation Studios”. Small Town Animation Studios is currently in production of the highly anticipated diabetic Superhero movie Gumshe The Type 1 Protector, a 3-D animated health and wellness movie about an African American girl superhero named GUMSHE who lives with Type 1 diabetes.

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    GUMSHE



    * Small Town Animation Studios

    * American Diabetes Association Health Equity Now Program



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    • 45 min
    Podcast 104: The Advocacy Sweet Life | Bridget McNulty

    Podcast 104: The Advocacy Sweet Life | Bridget McNulty

    I’m fascinated with diabetes care and advocacy efforts in other countries so I was thrilled to connect with Bridget, a fellow T1D making waves in South African healthcare. She goes above and beyond to ensure people living with diabetes have the information and tools they need to live their best life. South Africa has a long way to go and I feel confident Bridget will be leading the movement.



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    BIO: 



    Bridget McNulty is a published author, co-founder of Sweet Life Diabetes Community and one of South Africa’s most trusted diabetes voices. She has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 14 years, and is also the co-founder of SA Diabetes Advocacy and the Diabetes Alliance, and recently started South Africa’s first diabetes podcast: Diabetic South Africans.



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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

MCR31618 ,

Real Life Diabetes Indeed!

Thanks Amber for always keeping it Real and providing a safe space to talk about diabetes and all it entails on a minute by minute basis.
So refreshing to hear the always positive spin and humor “injected” in each episode. Nothing better than to hear the real diabetes stories from real people living with it day to day. It’s inspiring to see (and hear!) your commitment to helping is all live our best lives with diabetes. Cheers!

beta10972020 ,

pod90 - comments

Listening to pod 90, just wanted to say hi and make a few comments. I'm type 1 for 22 years now, came off a pump 18 months ago. I am SDI - tresiba once a day, and afrezza for bolus.. it is great, both the tresiba and afrezza - no stacking!! the freedom from devices, and IOB is really nice... look into it! Also, Mark is correct, atm, no option for driect to watch on Dexcom. But I am sure that isn't too far off.

nice pod, keep up the good work!

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!

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