Mon, 20 February 2017
#161 Type 2 Success
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry talk about living successfully with Type II Diabetes. We are joined by a man who is a good example of Type II success.
Lorell Hathcock is a husband and father of four children. He was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in July of 2015. Since then, he has found success by controlling his diet and listening to his doctor, reducing his A1C from 11.4% to 6.4%. He looks forward to improved health, as he continues to make great choices.
Mon, 13 February 2017
#160 Hypoglycemia…To Tell or Not To Tell
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, we talk about sharing the “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” as it pertains to Hypoglycemia events in your life. We know it is very important that we, as people with Diabetes, speak openly with our Diabetes Care Team about our highs and lows. But what about other people in our lives? Should we tell our friends and co-workers? Today we talk about how sharing could possibly save your life.
Mon, 6 February 2017
On today’s show Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry talk about a wonderful program that is helping children from all around the world who have Diabetes.
‘SPARE A ROSE…SAVE A CHILD’ supports the ’LIFE FOR A CHILD’ program.
WHAT IS 'LIFE FOR A CHILD'?
'Life for a Child' is an International Diabetes Federation program, with the vision:
NO CHILD SHOULD DIE OF DIABETES
THIS IS WHERE 'LIFE FOR A CHILD' STEPS IN:
• Insulin and syringes
Mon, 23 January 2017
Mon, 19 September 2016
On today’s show, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel talk about...
The weather is starting to change, so it’s time to think about winterizing your Diabetes. What special things do you need to do in preparation for the cold weather and Diabetes?
Thu, 15 September 2016
A letter from a DiabetesPowerShow listener...
Hello Diabetes Power Show,
A quick note to say thank you for the time you take to educate the diabetic community. My wife and I have learned so much from your pod cast and guests over the past six months. I am a type 1 diabetic who uses an Omnipod insulin pump and CGM. I developed pancreatitis five years ago and was required to go into the hospital every three weeks to have stents placed into my pancreatic ducts to move forward with simple life activities. After eighteen months, my doctor at the University of Colorado linked me to an excellent team at the University of Minnesota to perform a Total Pancreatectomy and Auto Islet Transplantation. The surgery was 17 hours and my islet cells were transplanted into my liver. I had a 40% chance the cells would take and I would not need insulin or be diabetic. I was also informed before the surgery that I had tested positive for a GAD antibody and there was an increased chance that my system would attack the transplanted Islet cells and I would become diabetic.
As you can see, my cells did not survive and I am now a type one diabetic. However, I fully accepted the outcome and entered into the surgery expecting to come out being a diabetic. I am glad to say that the pain is gone and that is half the battle. In addition to being type 1, I will have to take enzymes for digestion for the rest of my life.
My A1C has ranged from 6.9 - 9.8 and is now at 7.2. I eat close to the same food each day and my diet is low fat and low carb due to my impaired ability to digest certain foods. I live off of Quest nutrition Shakes (link below) and Quest Nutrition bars. The bars are low sugar, low net carbs and high in fiber and protein (and they are good). The shakes are low sugar, low carb, low fat and high in protein. Even non diabetics who like to eat healthy enjoy the bars and shakes! I have also recently discovered Paleo bars (Sunflower butter) and the bars are also low sugar, low net carbs and taste good.
My success is due to the love and support of my wife. I would not be where I am today without her continuous care and concern for my well being. She has been with me every step of the way and has never given up on me or my health. I see the stress the disease causes her and she worries about my overall health and longevity of life. We have been married for 24 years and we hope the future blesses us with many, many more.
Thanks again for providing such amazing insight into the ever changing world of diabetes. You are helping the diabetic community in more ways than you will ever know!
Sun, 28 August 2016
On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, Chris Daniel, and our official behind-the-scenes announcer, Lori Cherry, celebrate ten years…that's right…a full decade of Diabetes podcasting. In celebration of this milestone, we indulge ourselves, as we reminisce about the amazing adventure this show has been for us. We have met so many incredible people from all around the world in the Diabetes community. We have traveled from coast to coast, attending Diabetes events as ambassadors for not only DiabetesPowerShow, but for the Diabetes community at large.
On August 28, 2006, DiabetesPowerShow was born. When we started, we were not 100% sure there would be a show number 2, or that we would be around the following month. Here we are, August 28, 2016, and we are going stronger than ever!
Very few podcasts that involve 2 or more co-hosts survive more than a few episodes. We started in the very beginning of the new technology called ‘podcasting’. Out of the first wave of thousands of podcasts, created at that time, covering a variety of topics, (now there are millions) there are just a handful of remaining ‘original' podcasters. We proudly count ourselves among that small group of people. The five of us have developed a bond and friendship that is unbreakable. After 10 years, whether the microphones are turned on or off, we can almost read each other’s minds, and finish each other’s sentences. DiabetesPowerShow is the longest consistently-running Diabetes related podcast in the world. We are committed to taking this show into the future, as we all work towards a cure for this thing called Diabetes.
Mon, 15 August 2016
Here on DiabetesPowerShow, we have often said that "taking good care of yourself with Diabetes is not rocket science"...well...on today's show, we actually put that theory to the test...with an actual Rocket Scientist...really...a real live NASA Rocket Scientist!
Ernie Prado serves as a Technical Project Manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) where astronauts train prior to spaceflight. At the SVMF, he leads projects to create, maintain, and upgrade full-size International Space Station trainers and mockups that astronauts will use during the course of their careers. In addition to his work at NASA, he is involved in manufacturing large-scale 3D Printers. Ernie holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautical Sciences and Engineering from UC Davis. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 15, and has been on an insulin pump for the past five years. He loves to educate others about Diabetes, and hopes to inspire fellow T1Ds to never stop chasing their dreams.
Mon, 8 August 2016
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, it’s all about blood glucose testing. Charlie, Chris, Theresa and Chris are joined by Dave, who has seen it all. He has had Type One Diabetes for 58 years, and has experienced the evolution of blood glucose testing, from the very early stages of development.
Tue, 26 July 2016
On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel talk about Pets with Diabetes. This episode is dedicated to Chris Moore's Daughter, Angelica, whose sweet puppy passed away last weekend.
We welcome 3 special guests in studio:
Nicholas Vitale DVM
Nicholas grew up in Metro Detroit, and knew from a young age that he wanted to, some day, become a veterinarian. He attended undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, and holds a degree in Zoo and Aquarium Science. He then attended veterinary school, also at Michigan State, and graduated in 2011. Nicholas originally went into veterinary medicine because he wanted to be a zoo veterinarian. However, as things and interests changed, he decided that he wanted to become a pathologist. Post veterinary school, he attended and began a Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Cornell University.
After approximately one year, Nicholas decided that pathology was not where he wanted to be in the veterinary medicine world. He moved back home, where he spent another year in Detroit, practicing small animal medicine. Nicholas moved to Las Vegas three years ago, and has been practicing at Desert Inn Animal Hospital ever since. Currently, he is preparing for, and studying to sit for his board accreditation, through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
When not working, Nicholas spends a lot of his free time volunteering, and being with friends. He is highly involved with The Desert Tortoise Foundation, as well as The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and with Desert Tortoise Research and Health Monitoring. He is also involved with legal cases with Clark County Animal Control. He has a "zoo" at home, including a French Bulldog named Odin, two parrots, Finn and Jager, two ferrets, Reason and Single, as well as a tiny desert tortoise, nameless, and a bearded dragon, who is also nameless.
Norma is a cat lover, who rescued and adopted ‘Nutmeg’. She joins us in studio, to share her experiences with the diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately the loss of her special friend, due to complications from Diabetes.
Jim Holtz RN
Jim is Theresa’s boss in the Hospital Emergency Room. He is a Registered Nurse, and Manager of Critical Care. He has many years of experience as a Medical Professional.
Jim tells us how frustrating it was, as a professional who cares for people in the hospital, not to recognize the signs and symptoms of Diabetes in ‘Morgan’ and ‘Gabby’, his four-legged friends at home.
What are the odds…not just one dog with Diabetes…but two?