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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 90 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!

    #155: Dr. Kevin Pantalone | We Truly Do Care

    #155: Dr. Kevin Pantalone | We Truly Do Care

    I’m breaking new ground with a special guest: Dr. Kevin Pantalone, an endocrinologist whose insights offer a fresh perspective on patient care.







    In a recent poignant reflection, Dr. Pantalone shared the emotional impact of losing one of his patients, a woman living with Type 1 diabetes. His words shed light on a side of healthcare we often overlook—the connection between patients and their providers. In this episode we discuss how to effectively communicate with healthcare providers and how they can better serve the diverse needs of the patient population. 















    BIO:







    Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, ECNU, FACE, is a board-certified staff endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Pantalone also completed his internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He served as the Director of Clinical Research for the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute from 2014-2019. He currently serves as the Director of Diabetes Initiatives. He is appointed Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical focus is on the glycemic management of type 2 diabetes, as well as the diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders, pituitary tumors, and male hypogonadism. Dr. Pantalone’s research interests include the study of novel approaches to manage patients with type 2 diabetes, and examining the effects of diabetes therapies in real-world practice using the enterprise-wide electronic health record at Cleveland Clinic.LINKS:









    * LinkedIn

    • 26 min
    Unearthing Diabetes Discoveries #1 | Ulf Hannelius, Diamyd Medical

    Unearthing Diabetes Discoveries #1 | Ulf Hannelius, Diamyd Medical

    Welcome to Unearthing Diabetes Discoveries, your inside look at cutting-edge diabetes research. In this episode, I chat with Ulf Hannelius, CEO of Diamyd Medical, about their groundbreaking investigational immunotherapy that aims to safely and specifically slow down or halt the autoimmune destruction of insulin producing cells. 















    BIO:







    Meet Ulf Hannelius, the CEO of Diamyd Medical. With a PhD in Molecular Biology and an Executive MBA, Ulf brings over 15 years of expertise in the biotech industry, spanning diagnostics and drug development. He boasts a wealth of experience in steering complex development projects and has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed publications in the genetics field.







    LINKS:









    * Diagnode-3 Website







    * Diamyd Medical Website



    * Those interested in participating in the Diagnode-3 study who meet the criteria (diagnosed in the last 6 months and between 12 to 29 years old) will be screened for the specific genotype at their initial study visit.







    * Please help to spread the word because the study needs twice as many people to be screened to find the 50% of type 1’s with the HLA genotype. Thank you on behalf of Diamyd!

    • 30 min
    #154: Mia Fasanella | Celebrating Your Uniqueness

    #154: Mia Fasanella | Celebrating Your Uniqueness

    After her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, Mia Fasanella became a certified yoga instructor, using yoga and meditation to navigate the uncertainties. As a second-grade teacher, she fosters a supportive classroom environment by embracing her diabetes, inspiring her students to celebrate their uniqueness. In this episode we discuss the fascinating story of how her father unraveled her unique Type 1 diabetes family history, the importance of being mindful, and how to navigate the classroom.















    BIO:







    Mia Fasanella received the life changing diagnosis of type 1 diabetes 8 years ago, at the age of 19. Shortly after her diagnosis she became a certified yoga instructor. Her yoga and meditation practices shaped how she was able to manage the uncertainty of living with diabetes and gave her physical, mental and emotional strength. Mia is a second grade teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools in the Bronx. Mia’s openness about her journey with diabetes extends into her classroom, where she shares her experiences with her students. Mia believes that embracing her diabetes fosters a supportive classroom environment and encourages her students to celebrate the aspects of themselves that make them unique. LINKS:









    * Instagram







    * TikTok

    • 27 min
    Just the Facts #1: Dr. Andrew Bugbee | Diabetes in Animals

    Just the Facts #1: Dr. Andrew Bugbee | Diabetes in Animals

    This particular podcast subject, diabetes in animals, sparked my interest after I learned about Quincy, a koala bear at the San Diego Zoo, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2018, was insulin dependent, and wore a CGM. It made me think – why do animals have diabetes and is it the same as mine? Fascinating!















    BIO:







    Dr. Andrew Bugbee is originally from Dallas, Texas. He received both his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences as well as his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship and an internal medicine residency at the University of Georgia, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013. After residency he was on faculty at Purdue University before returning to the University of Georgia in 2014. During his time at UGA, he Co-founded and Directed the UGA Veterinary Diabetes Clinic in addition to his role as an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine. In July 2023, he joined the faculty of the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and is developing the TAMU Veterinary Endocrinology Clinic and research program. Dr. Bugbee was elected to the Board of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology in 2019 and is currently serving as the Secretary and Treasurer. He also serves as a Co-Chair of the AAHA Endocrinology Guidelines Task Force. His current research interests are focused on small animal endocrinology, specifically diabetes mellitus and canine hypercortisolism.

    • 24 min
    #153: Saira Khan-Gallo | I’m Not Noncompliant

    #153: Saira Khan-Gallo | I’m Not Noncompliant

    Saira Khan-Gallo is on a mission to bridge the gaps in diabetes outcomes by championing equitable and patient-centered healthcare. In this episode we delve into Saira’s unique story of meeting her husband through matching insulin pumps, her time in the Peace Corps, a passion project close to her heart, and how Type 1 diabetes is a family affair. 















    BIO:







    Saira Khan-Gallo, MPH is the Content Marketing and Access & Equity Lead at Tidepool, a nonprofit that is a recognized innovator in diabetes software. After more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management and program development, Saira is committed to bridging disparities in diabetes outcomes across populations. 







    100% of Saira’s family relies on insulin and juice boxes to stay alive – she was diagnosed when she was 8 years old, met her husband through their matching insulin pumps, and both of their daughters also live with Type 1 diabetes. 







    LINKS:









    * Tidepool Period Project







    * DC Berne Survey

    • 36 min
    #152: Brooks, Dan & Scott | Dads & Diabetes: Navigating the Sweet (and Spiky) Side of Fatherhood with T1D Daughters

    #152: Brooks, Dan & Scott | Dads & Diabetes: Navigating the Sweet (and Spiky) Side of Fatherhood with T1D Daughters

    I’ve recently had the opportunity to connect with three fathers who shared their experiences of raising daughters, aged 11 to 16, living with Type 1 diabetes. In this groundbreaking episode, Dan Kendall, Brooks Ratzlaff, and returning guest Scott Kinsel, provide insights into the unique challenges and joys of being a father to a T1D daughter. This episode delves into poignant topics such as diagnosis stories, navigating puberty, the nuances of dating, and the delicate balance of paternal guidance without exerting excessive control over their daughters’ evolving lives.















    BIOS: 

















    Dan Kendall is the founder of Mission Based Media, the company behind podcasting brands Health Podcast Network, Digital Health Today and, most recently, Health Unmuted. Dan has spent nearly 30 years in the healthcare sector across various roles in product development, sales, and marketing.  He has led innovation projects in medical device, technology and pharmaceutical companies to develop novel solutions for healthcare professionals as well as patients. Now, at Mission Based Media, he is building a podcast and media ecosystem to engage, educate and empower audiences with information about health and well-being.











    Scott Kinsel: I’m a dedicated husband and father of three, ages 14, 13 and 8 and reside in Houston, Texas. I’m an entrepreneur at heart, but when I can, I get off the grid to photograph wild places and things.  







    My middle daughter Penelope “Poppy” was diagnosed March 27 of this year and we have no history of auto immune disease. While our T1D journey has been brief, I feel like we’ve learned a lot, but realize there is still so much more to learn. Our latest development –  Poppy has celiac, which threw us a curve ball, but with the right attitude and continued effort, I’m optimistic we can adjust to it, just like Type 1 diabetes. Poppy’s first checkup post diagnosis was two weeks ago and her A1C was 6. I am so so proud of her! 



























    Brooks Ratzlaff has spent the last 15 years in the oil and gas service industry. He currently owns FieldPoint Energy Services, that he helped found in 2018. He sold Petroleum Water Solutions, which he founded, in 2013 and has been involved in multiple acquisitions and divestitures in his career. 







    He and his wife, Laney, have five kids and reside in Oklahoma City, OK. 







    Brooks currently serves on the JDRF Oklahoma Chapter Board and will be joining the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Advisory Board in January 2024. 







    Brooks’ daughter, Haddie, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November of 2020. He has embraced himself in the fight to bring awareness and to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. He enjoys golfing, traveling and coaching 8th grade boys basketball in his spare time!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

mjafr ,

Episode 153

Great interview. Saira should get in touch with Mary_Type1 regarding sensitive skin issues. She’s in the same boat and has discussed in several Instagram/TikTok posts.

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!

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