diabetespowershow Podcast
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On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry talk about alternate site testing. How can we lessen or eliminate the pain associated with finger sticks? To help us with that question, we welcome Dr. Christopher Jacobs, the CEO and Chief Research Engineer for Genteel. He promises that the Genteel Lancing Device will challenge everything you’ve come to believe about a lancing device.

During the show, Charlie, for the first time, successfully accomplished alternate site testing, using the Genteel device. The camera clicked, as he learned that this new lancing device allows you to poke your skin once, and return to the same spot throughout the day, and draw blood without actually piercing your skin again. The unit creates a vacuum, so you can flip the lancet in the device (the sharp part) away from the skin, and do multiple blood draws from just one poke. He successfully drew blood 4 times during the show, but only stuck himself once...Charlie is now a fan of the Genteel.

Dr. Christopher Jacobs is the Chief Research Engineer in the development of Genteel, and holder of 75 United States and international patents; new medical devices and instrumentation through Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Biomedical engineer, designed and assisted in patenting world’s first variable rate cardiac pacemaker; Advanced Medical Technology (AMTEK), 1969, patented. Developed Control Systems for Artificial Kidneys (Renal Clearance); University of Southern California, 1964-1965.
Devised Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Dream Detector; USC County Hospital, 1966. Designed Electric Current Instrumentation to Treat Skin Disorders and electronic perspiration inhibition equipment; General Medical Corporation, 1972, patented. Set Up & Organized Medical Laboratories; USC Main Campus, 1964-1966. Doctoral Dissertation: “The Determinants of Maximum Expiratory Flow” (predicts how rapidly air can be expelled from lungs); results confirmed by experiment. Research helped test development of portable respirators, 1964-1967. 


Direct download: 164_AlterativeSiteTesting.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT


He First Joined us on the Show as a T1D Child...

He Returns as a Full Grown Man!

On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry chatted with an old friend of the show. Mike Falk first appeared many years ago as a child, on an episode that we dedicated to children with Type One Diabetes. He was among 4 other kids ranging in age from 8 to 17. Mike was 10 at the time, and now he joins us again as an adult.

Mike brought along a friend, Reed Gialketsis, who also has Type One Diabetes. She and Mike have known each other from “back in the day”, when they were both young ambassadors for the JDRF community.

Also joining us in studio is Lori’s Brother, Gary, and his Wife, Ros. They do not have Diabetes, but they were a great addition to today’s show, asking questions that will help and inform people who are newly diagnosed with Diabetes.

Direct download: 163_All_Growd_up.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

JFRF TypeOneNation Summit 2017 Las Vegas


On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry chatted with six T1D teens. This show took place in front of a live audience at the ‘JDRF TypeOneNation Summit’ at the famous Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.

Hundreds of children with Type-One-Diabetes, along with their families, converged on the Las Vegas Strip to enjoy the day, meeting new friends, and socializing with old friends. There were engaging speakers, classes, exhibits, break-out sessions and, of course, a live presentation of DiabetesPowershow.

Listen to the special insights and remarkable stories from our wonderful teen panelists, Erick Leavitt-14, Oaklie Leavitt-12, Conner Middlebrook-14, Savannah Frailey-15, Charles Birt-12, and Kendall Nether-15.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the teens, their parents, families, and all of the amazing people who put on such a fantastic event.

A wonderful time was had by all!


Direct download: 162_T1D_NATION_SUMMIT_2017.mp3
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#161 Type 2 Success
How good choices can lead to a better life

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.

Direct download: 161_Type_2_Success.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

#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.

Direct download: 160_Hypo...To_Tell_or_Not_To_Tell.mp3
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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 is simple: they encourage people to buy one less rose on Valentine’s Day, and donate the value of that flower to children with Diabetes. Over the past three years, the campaign has raised $55,844... providing a year’s worth of supplies to over 1,000 children. This year, the campaign will run February 1 until February 14. Their goal is to continue to provide lifesaving supplies to children in need.

‘SPARE A ROSE…SAVE A CHILD’ supports the ’LIFE FOR A CHILD’ program.


'Life for a Child' is an International Diabetes Federation program, with the vision:

Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring daily insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, education and specialist health care.
Access to this life-saving treatment is often difficult, and sometimes impossible, to achieve in less-resourced countries. Without support, many young people die soon after being diagnosed. Those who survive develop complications, such as eye damage and kidney failure.

We partner with Diabetes centers in lower-income countries, to provide young people with:

    •    Insulin and syringes
    •    Blood glucose monitoring equipment and test strips
    •    Clinical care
    •    HbA1c testing
    •    Diabetes education, workshops, camps, resources
    •    Support for health professional


Direct download: 159_Spare_A_Rose...Save_A_Child.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

Version 2.0...The Next 10 Years

We're baaaack!

After a long winter break, we are back with a new and improved DiabetesPowerShow. Or as we like to call it...DiabetesPowerShow Version 2.0. 
We are excited about some great changes that are taking place in our little corner of the web.
Lori, the voice our listeners have heard at the beginning of the show for all of these years, is joining Charlie and Chris as a full time Co-Host. She brings a unique prospective to the show as, what we have referred to for many years, a "Type 3 Diabetic". We here at DPS define a "Type 3" as a person who has a loved one or friend who has Diabetes. (Not to be confused with the medical / clinical Type 3 definition) 
So our team represents Type 1 (Chris), Type 2 (Charlie), and "Type 3" (Lori). We have some very exciting things in store for 2017 and beyond.


Direct download: 158_DPS_V2.0.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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?

Direct download: 157_Winterize_Your_Diabetes.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

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.
I started out taking injections but quickly found that it was impossible to stop some of the lows and 12 months later, I switched to an insulin pump. My lows tend to be a bit different then a normal diabetic. I do not have the same ability to take sugar and recover from a low within 15 or 30 minutes. At times, it may take 30-50 carbs to move my BG up 30-40 points. The recovery process from my lows are different every time. My CGM has saved my life a minimum of 6 times and I am thankful to have the technology. I am also thankful to have an insulin pump that can be suspended to stop the lows.

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.
I have been fortunate enough to have excellent doctors who respond to e-mail, phone calls and are experts in their professions. At some point, they may add value to your show and have the ability to help others who listen to your POD cast.. After all they have been successful keeping me alive and when you consider I have no pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, appendix, no pain and am a type 1 diabetic… That is no small feat…
Through the process, I have found that no one is the same and we all have different struggles with the same goals in mind. To live a normal life, love our families and contribute to society. 

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!

Steve and Christy Ewing

Direct download: 156_SteveEwing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT


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.


Direct download: 155_TEN_YEAR_ANNIVERSARY.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT