94 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 89 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!

    #124: Nupur Lalvani | We’re All Sailing in the Same Boat

    #124: Nupur Lalvani | We’re All Sailing in the Same Boat

    Can you imagine black ants being attracted to sugar as part of your diagnosis story? Well, today’s guest, Nupur Lalvani shares her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and everything she has going on in her very active advocacy life. She is the founder of the Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation, India’s largest patient-led support group for people living with all types of diabetes.

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    BIO:

    Nupur Lalvani Nupur Lalvani has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was 8 years old. She is the Founder of Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation which is a registered non-profit and India’s largest patient-led support group for people living with all types of diabetes. She runs marathons and ultra-marathons (successfully led India’s first type 1 diabetic team at the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker) & loves coffee and gardening.





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    Connect with Nupur through LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit www.BlueCircle.Foundation.

    • 38 min
    #123: Patricia Daiker | What Are You Willing to Do Today?

    #123: Patricia Daiker | What Are You Willing to Do Today?

    Seeing diabetes every day can develop denial and avoidance of the disease. In this episode, Patricia shares her journey to compassion for herself and other people living with this disease. She explains – diabetes should not define our purpose as she reflects on how denial, anger, bargaining, and depression are all connected to unresolved grief.

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    The Real Life Diabetes Podcast has worked with a ton of brands who make life with diabetes a more pleasant one. If you would like to learn more about advertising opportunities or sponsorships, please contact Penelope, penelope@diabetesdailygrind(dot)com.

    BIO:

    Patricia Daiker is the owner and founder of Better Diabetes Life, a company that provides support and services to people living with diabetes. She has been a registered nurse since 1985 when she spent over 15 years bedside in Intensive Care and Emergency Services before transitioning to HealthCare IT in 2000. In 2017 she stepped away from corporate leadership and created programs to help people living with diabetes learn the coping skills necessary to avoid burnout. Always pursuing cutting-edge solutions, she is one of 500+ Board Certified Nurse Coaches in the US. This burgeoning holistic practice encompasses all aspects of the self – body, mind, and spirit- and helps individuals identify and address their barriers to better health. She has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 1991 and pumping since 1999. She doesn’t believe in perfection, but is a big fan of persistence and “better every day”! She has 2 amazing kids – Sophie a Junior in high school and Sam a Freshman in college.





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    Connect with Patricia through LinkedIn, or visit www.BetterDiabetesLife.com. Also, check out her book a href="https://www.amazon.com/Better-Diabetes-Life-Coaching-Journal/dp/B0851LW...

    • 42 min
    #122: Qiana Drew | You’re Really Only as Strong as Your Foundation

    #122: Qiana Drew | You’re Really Only as Strong as Your Foundation

    If you can name it, you can tame it! In this episode, Qiana Drew clears up some misconceptions and shares how, when it came to her diabetes, she would often do things to try and keep up with her thin peers. Eventually, she realized this mindset was not a healthy way to live and decided to share her journey with Type 1 diabetes and diabulimia to help others live their best life.





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    The Real Life Diabetes Podcast has worked with a ton of brands who make life with diabetes a more pleasant one. If you would like to learn more about advertising opportunities or sponsorships, please contact Penelope, penelope@diabetesdailygrind(dot)com.

    BIO:

    Qiana Drew is a singer, public speaker, and health coach for people with Diabetes. She currently serves as part of Beyond Type One’s leadership council. Working with celebrities such as Missy Elliot and even making it onto the American Idol Hollywood stage has colored her life with unique experiences.

    Diagnosed with Type One Diabetes at the beginning of her entertainment career, it was an eating disorder that made it impossible to put the importance of Diabetes management above all else. Propelled by the birth of her daughters, Qiana’s recovery from Diabulimia inspired her mission to empower people with Diabetes through health coaching, song, and the curating of experiences to support one’s journey to wellness.





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    • 40 min
    #121: Ermo Egberts | Taking Radical Ownership of Your Health

    #121: Ermo Egberts | Taking Radical Ownership of Your Health

    I knew Ermo Egberts would be the perfect guest after reading his post about attending an ecstatic dance party where he connected with others on a spiritual level. Ermo’s story is a testament to the power of self-awareness and self-care, and he encourages others who are living with diabetes to stay positive and hopeful while living life to the fullest.





    SPONSOR:

    The Real Life Diabetes Podcast has worked with a ton of brands who make life with diabetes a more pleasant one. If you would like to learn more about advertising opportunities or sponsorships, please contact Penelope, penelope@diabetesdailygrind(dot)com.

    BIO:

    Ermo Egberts was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 and his life took a turn. He traveled the world looking for answers on how to deal with diabetes and after many years, he came to realize that he needed to stop listening to the mainstream and started crafting his own blueprint through trial and error.

    Ermo is the founder and current CEO of Diabetes Consulting Community, a company specializing in helping people with diabetes create their freedom through taking ownership over their health and being fit. He wanted to create a program that could help people live a life without worries, and save time & money by having a blueprint in place for their physical vitality, mental peace, and diabetes freedom.



    Ermo lives in Ericeira, Portugal, spends his free time in the ocean surfing with his friends and enjoys traveling and working remotely. He plans to expand the company by offering a specialized program to combine surfing and diabetes. 







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    * Stay engaged by joining the private Real Life Diabetes Virtual Happy Hour Facebook group.

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    • 28 min
    #120: Azure Wolfe | Loving the Skin We’re In

    #120: Azure Wolfe | Loving the Skin We’re In

    Every change that our body experiences as we age is connected to hormones, and should not be neglected. In this episode we discuss the changes our T1D bodies are experiencing in our forties. Azure also speaks passionately about the importance of connecting with others who are living with diabetes to support one another and recommends a community approach to diabetes management.

    Join in to hear how Azure loves her ever-changing body.



    SPONSOR:

    The Real Life Diabetes Podcast has worked with a ton of brands who make life with diabetes a more pleasant one. If you would like to learn more about advertising opportunities or sponsorships, please contact Penelope, penelope@diabetesdailygrind(dot)com.

    BIO: 









    Azure Wolfe is a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher, also certified in Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga & Restorative Yoga.  She has led women’s retreats internationally and guides participants to live the most empowered version of themselves through strength, love, support & laughter.

    Her approach is thorough, based on extensive studies in Moving Beyond Victimhood, implementing Restorative Practices, Pranayama, Loving Self Touch, Wild Woman Retreats and Hands-On Healing.

    Azure’s classes and workshops focus on asana for every single body, for every level of practitioner in your community, with many options and modifications provided for the advanced yogi to the total beginner.





    Azure has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 42 years and now empowers others living with diabetes through mindset, chats, community connection, one on one sessions, and any avenue that will help us to live a more expanded, easeful and open minded space while thriving with diabetes.











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    * Please support the advocacy efforts and future podcasts by making a 501c3 charitable donation.









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    • 31 min
    Podcast 119: Type 1 of a Kind - A Girl Needs Pockets | Naomi Kinnamon

    Podcast 119: Type 1 of a Kind - A Girl Needs Pockets | Naomi Kinnamon

    You might think fashion is the last thing people living with diabetes have on their mind, but in reality, PWDs could benefit a great deal from clothing that is designed with both utility and style in mind. Naomi Kinnamon, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since age 11, brings us those solutions that accommodate insulin pumps and injection sites.



    SPONSOR:

    The Real Life Diabetes Podcast has worked with a ton of brands who make life with diabetes a more pleasant one. If you would like to learn more about advertising opportunities or sponsorships, please contact Penelope, penelope@diabetesdailygrind(dot)com.

    BIO: 







    Naomi Kinnamon is a fashion designer and illustrator based in Pennington, NJ. After she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, her passion for sewing and the arts grew. She is now an art student at the Savannah College of Arts and Designs and has garnered a following on Instagram through her innovative fashion designs aimed to help the diabetes community. With her graduation this June, she created her fashion line called “Type 1 Of A Kind”, and she’s aiming to make it a full-on brand in the future. 











    ANNOUNCEMENTS:









    * Please support the advocacy efforts and future podcasts by making a 501c3 charitable donation.









    * The Affiliate Page is live!















    * If you would like to join this list of reputable brands, contact Penelope at penelope@diabetesdailygrind.com.





    * Stay engaged by joining the private Real Life Diabetes Virtual Happy Hour Facebook group.

    * Leave an  iTunes review

    * Sign up for the Diabetes Daily Grind Newsletter

    * Stay Engaged: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, & Pinterest

    * Amazon throws a little change our way whenever you click on this banner before shopping.







    LINKS:



    * You can connect with Naomi through Instagram, or you can visit Type 1 Of A Kind to know more about her works.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

jattzl ,

WOW. shocked sad and disappointed

Diagnosed 50+ years ago in 1971, I blindly hoped that the world of newly diagnosed T1’s had improved drastically since they knew nothing in ‘71 and had no tools. I thought it was a good guess. WRONG! How can that be? Listening to Madison Thorn episode 111. I could cry. One request - I have brought it up to many with no luck so far. There is a dark hole out here - it’s filled with older long term T1’s. We need help. Many like me live alone with a complicated scary chronic disease that evolves with a whole new set of issues. Thanks for the podcast! Great job! So nice to listen to someone other all those by a parent of a young T1 that have “become” Diabetes. They are another issue.

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!

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