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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 • 86 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 102: Raising the Voice of People Living with Diabetes | Kyle Jacques Rose

    Podcast 102: Raising the Voice of People Living with Diabetes | Kyle Jacques Rose

    Kyle is a seasoned traveler and person living with T1D whose career path has been shaped by the bumps and bruises of living with this disease. He currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for DiabetesWise who has launched the DiabetesWise Device Finder, a tool created at Stanford University School of Medicine to help PWD easily identify the best technology for their personal diabetes management.



    BIO: 



    KYLE JACQUES ROSE

    Chief Strategy Officer, DiabetesWise

    Kyle is first and foremost an advocate focused on raising the voice of PWDs, increasing awareness and expanding access to care. He has lived with T1D for 25 years. Formally trained as an engineer, his previous work experience includes mySugr (first employee), Abbott, Medtronic, Smiths Medical, Bigfoot Biomedical and Sanofi, as well as NGOs such as IDF, Team Type 1 and Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). He currently sits on the board of directors at the Intl. Diabetes Federation.

    Several of the entrepreneurial ventures in which Kyle has participated have resulted in major acquisitions or global agreements in the diabetes space: mySugr by Roche (2017), Team Type 1 with Novo Nordisk (2011), and TheraSense by Abbott Labs (2004). Kyle takes great pride in knowing that products and services he has helped design, shape, and deliver are now being distributed on a global scale to fellow people with diabetes, but firmly believes we can do better in serving the needs of people with diabetes. 



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    • 42 min
    Podcast 101: Understanding the Executive Order Freeze Concerning Insulin | Mike Hoskins & OK State Senator, Carri Hicks

    Podcast 101: Understanding the Executive Order Freeze Concerning Insulin | Mike Hoskins & OK State Senator, Carri Hicks

    This impromptu episode was a no brainer when President Biden took office and put a freeze on past executive orders. The diabetes community flipped out so I contacted two friends who can help me and the DOC better understand what this really means. In this episode we discuss the EO freeze on insulin and grassroots advocacy efforts. 



    BIOS: 

    Mike Hoskins is managing editor of DiabetesMine. He has lived with type 1 diabetes since age 5 in 1984, and his mom was also diagnosed with T1D at the same young age. With a journalism degree from Oakland University in Michigan, Mike has two decades of experience at various daily, weekly, and specialty publications in Indiana and Michigan. He joined DiabetesMine in 2012, after several years of writing his own personal blog, The Diabetic’s Corner Booth. When he’s not writing or working, you may find Mike digging into his family genealogy or history in general, or finding adventures with his wife Suzi.



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    Senator Carri Hicks is a mother, an educator, and a lifelong Oklahoman. The daughter of a public school teacher, Hicks graduated from Oklahoma City University.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Political Science. Hicks furthered her education at OCU by earning a Master’s Degree with a focus on Leadership Management. She went on to work for United Way of Central Oklahoma and Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church. Hicks developed skills in fundraising, advertising, and publishing throughout her career in the nonprofit sector.

    A life-long learner with a passion for education, Hicks decided to seek a career change. She earned her Masters in Early Childhood Education and applied for a teaching certificate. Hicks began working as a public school teacher at the Putnam City School District in 2011. After three years teaching Kindergarten at Tulakes Elementary, Hicks moved to the Deer Creek School District. After two years teaching First Grade, Hicks taught Fourth Grade Math and Science at Grove Valley Elementary.

    Hicks has served as an adjunct professor at OCU teaching in the College of Education. In the summer of 2019, she was named a Gaylord-McCasland Education Fellow by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and worked to reshape the Museum Experience for young learners. Additionally, she works to equip teachers with STEM integration to prepare the next generation of Oklahomans for the changing workforce.

    Today, Hicks lives in Northwest Oklahoma City with her husband of nine years, Spencer. They are the proud parents of three children: Camilla, Holli, and Sawyer. A dedicated community servant, Hicks is an active volunteer for education-related causes. Hicks serves on the board for the non-profit the STEAM Engine, where she helps build the next generation of makers and doers.

    • 45 min
    Podcast 100: Everything is Worth Giving a Shot | Scott Johnson & Kerri Sparling

    Podcast 100: Everything is Worth Giving a Shot | Scott Johnson & Kerri Sparling

    In gearing up for this epic unicorn episode I sincerely reflected on the impact becoming a diabetes advocate has had on my life. Two of the first people I discovered were Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson. I had found my people! Reading their stories and watching them present at various conferences gave me the courage to “really” find my voice. The podcast and blog posts have lifted a huge weight, one I didn’t realize was there. I am truly blessed. 



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    * Diathrive – Affordable diabetes management on your own terms. Use coupon code UNICORN to score a bottle of 50 strips!







    * DMP – The Diabetes App.







    * Dr. Jody Stanislaw – A place for top notch education & support for T1Ds, and those who care for us.







    * Dr. Topher Fox – “Helping people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes be the hero in their own lives.”







    * Hedia App – “We get you through the daily challenges and help to keep your diabetes in check.”







    * Hygieia – A better way to use insulin.

    * The Fincher Foundation –



    BIOS: 

    Scott Johnson is an experienced patient advocate who has worked with a wide range of stakeholders across the healthcare environment to help them establish effective communication with the patient community. His expertise in the diabetes social media space is recognized worldwide. Today he is the Patient Success Manager, US for mySugr.com (all opinions are expressed are his own and do not necessarily represent the position of his employer) and continues to run his award-winning blog “Scott’s Diabetes” as time allows.

    Scott is also a member of the Children with Diabetes faculty where he develops educational curriculums and content for the Friends of Life annual conference and regional events. He served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Diabetes Hands Foundation and was a founding member of Partnering for Diabetes Change, a coalition of people living with diabetes and industry representatives working to support culturally diverse and underserved communities. He is interested in how these types of interactions including peer-to-peer support, impact patient outcomes and routinely presents his work.

    Kerri Sparling is a writer, poet, and speaker who has dedicated her life to the power of the patient narrative. Since 2005, she has been a leading voice in the patient advocacy space, sharing her personal story of over 34 years with type 1 diabetes and helping share stories of patient stories in the healthcare workplace,

    • 55 min
    Podcast 99: Changing Paths = Code For You Have To Start Giving Shots | Manny Hernandez

    Podcast 99: Changing Paths = Code For You Have To Start Giving Shots | Manny Hernandez

    Manny Hernandez is a published author, recognized diabetes advocate, and speaker on the power of community for social impact who reminds us, while we are not on this journey by choice, it’s not a path we need to take alone. What better way to wrap up 2020 than with a brave soul who transformed his professional career to connect with others who understand similar challenges. 



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    This episode was brought to you by MyDiabetes.diet, a personalized management and weight loss plan created specifically for people struggling with diabetes related issues. Their team of qualified nutritionists created these plans to help you improve your overall health, lose weight and manage your diabetes. They believe every person deserves to live their best life possible without feeling too restricted or forced to eat foods they don’t like.



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    BIO:

    A health advocate who has lived with diabetes since 2002, Manny co-founded and ran the Diabetes Hands Foundation through 2015. In May 2015, he joined Livongo, where he helped grow the company from 50 to 600+ employees. He was Product Manager for the first ever Glucose Meter with Over-the-Air capabilities; he created a Direct-To-Consumer channel for Livongo for Diabetes; and he built the company’s Learning & Development and Workplace functions from scratch, and led Diversity & Inclusion, Recognition, and Volunteering initiatives. Since April 2020, Manny has been VP of People and Culture at Tidepool.org.

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    * Connect with Manny on Twitter, LinkedIn or on his website.

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    * Real Life Diabetes Virtual Happy Hour takes place every Thursday from 5–6:15pm CST. CLICK HERE or on the logo to register.







    * The Just the Facts Please podcast series will soon launch featuring industry leaders and experts in the medical field. Please contact Penelope if you’re interested in learning more.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Podcast 98: Research Is Me Search | Dr. Allyson Hughes

    Podcast 98: Research Is Me Search | Dr. Allyson Hughes

    Dr. Allyson Hughes is a self-proclaimed animal lover, methodology geek and research scientist who collaborates with various industries to develop research projects from beginning to end, and advocates for health policy with the data she collects. Having been diagnosed with T1D herself, she knows all too well the struggles we face. This is what prompted her career path as a health psychologist dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes.



    SPONSOR:

    This episode was brought to you by MyDiabetes.diet, a personalized management and weight loss plan created specifically for people struggling with diabetes related issues. Their team of qualified nutritionists created these plans to help you improve your overall health, lose weight and manage your diabetes. They believe every person deserves to live their best life possible without feeling too restricted or forced to eat foods they don’t like.



    USE THIS LINK to learn more and get a 75% discount on your 6 month plan.



    BIO:

    Dr. Allyson Hughes is a health psychologist who was diagnosed at the age of 7 in rural Ohio. While completing her doctorate, she joined the T1D Exchange Boston. As a scientist, she collaborates with industry partners and pharmaceutical companies to develop research to help people with type 1 diabetes and their family members. She advocates for health policy with data she collects. She is a self-proclaimed animal lover, methodology geek, and chronic disease and disability advocate.

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    * Connect with Allyson on LinkedIn. Check out her Recent Publication, including the topics of type 1 diabetes, cost, hypoglycemia, and mental health.

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    • 43 min
    Podcast 97: A Snarky Comment Helps Lessen the T1D Burden | Jutta Haaramo

    Podcast 97: A Snarky Comment Helps Lessen the T1D Burden | Jutta Haaramo

    I’m a sucker for witty banter and was thrilled to connect with Jutta Haaramo, co-founder of the Happy Bob app, who has brought a bit of lightheartedness to managing her son’s life with T1D. Her mission is to share the latest diabetes data, without overloading people with information by making it a fun, and rewarding experience. This is just the beginning of an exciting partnership with Jutta and the Happy Bob app team.



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    This episode was brought to you by Outer Aisle Gourmet Foods, a delicious low-carb, grain & gluten-free bread made from simple ingredients like cauliflower, eggs and parmesan. Be sure to use DAILYGRIND20 at checkout for a 20% discount on your first order.



    BIO:

    Jutta Haaramo, Happy Bob Founder and T1D Mom. Six years ago Jutta’s oldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  With the overload of diabetes data, Jutta started to think about how the real-time diabetes data could be turned into intuitive, fun experiences that would help in keeping glucose more stable. Together with a small team they built Happy Bob, a diabetes app combining gamification and humor that is used by thousands of people with diabetes every day.

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    Article from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. LINK



    * Happy Bob Website

    * App Store & Play Store

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    * We’re gearing up for the 100th Unicorn episode. Wow!



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    * Real Life Diabetes Virtual Happy Hour takes place every Thursday from 5–6:15pm CST. CLICK HERE or on the logo to register.







    * The Just the Facts Please podcast series will soon launch featuring industry leaders and experts in the medical field. Please contact Penelope if you’re interested in learning more.

    * Leave an  iTunes review

    * Sign up for the Diabetes Daily Grind Newsletter

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

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 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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