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#74 Dont Put Test Strips in Christmas Stockings JANETTE KIRKHAM RN, CDE, EMT-I

Certified Diabetes Educator for 15 years.
Nominated for Diabetes Educator of the Year for the State of Utah.
National winner for the “making a difference” award through the American  Diabetes Association.
Currently the Camp director for Diabetes Clubhouse for Preschoolers with Diabetes. Author of 2 books on Diabetes- one of which has been published by the ADA: 
Mastering Your Diabetes Before Diabetes Masters You
Don't Put Test Strips in Christmas Stockings...And Other Ideas for Parents of Children with Diabetes

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#73 JUST US... Chris, Theresa, Chris and Charlie, talk about stuff...
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#72 Andy Holder, Ironman Triathlete.... Type 1 Iron Andy

Andy Holder has always been the type of person to look for a new challenge, but his biggest challenge found him in 2005. He has been an athlete all of his life — playing football, baseball, and wrestling. After college, Andy maintained a healthy lifestyle by exercising, eating well and becoming a body builder. Despite being in such great shape, Andy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005 at the age of 36.

A husband and father of two young boys, Andy was initially confused, scared and angry by the diagnosis. But, after researching the disease, he realized this was another challenge he would overcome. Rather than allow diabetes to define him and to control the rest of his life, Andy became determined to do something extraordinary and to prove that no matter what challenges life presents, you can live without limits…Andy decided to become an Ironman triathlete.

Despite the fact that he had never done a triathlon before and didn’t know how to swim, Andy challenged himself to compete in the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance, as Ironman competitors swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and complete the event by running a full marathon of 26.2 miles.

Andy faces additional challenges as an athlete with diabetes. He must keep his blood sugar levels in check, which involves careful meal planning, wearing an insulin pump, and testing his blood sugar a dozen times a day — even while running or riding his bike.  Despite these significant obstacles, Andy has persevered, and has now completed three marathons, eight half Ironman and three full Ironman competitions…all in the past three years. 

Andy’s story is about overcoming tremendous odds and rising high above life’s toughest challenges — a message he has delivered to numerous audiences across the country, such as: USC School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda University, Scripps Institute, University of Texas El Paso, Hy-Vee Inc., Home Diagnostics Inc. and Roche Inc., just to name a few.  Andy has also spoken at many elementary schools and diabetes camps across the country.

Andy’s primary responsibility has been to join forces with Diabetes Shoppe®, a program offered by AmerisourceBergen®, as an official spokesperson for the “Managing Diabetes: Living Without Limits” campaign.  He is participating in races and other events nationwide on an inspirational tour to spread his message of encouragement.  His most recent challenge has been to create the Iron Andy Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide inspiration, resources, and assistance to individuals and families coping with the daily challenges of a chronic disease like diabetes. To learn more, go to www.ironandyfoundation.org or

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#71 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And  the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It On today's show, we welcome Riva Greenberg. Riva is the author of two popular books, The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes, and her new book, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It.

#70 Pay it Forward !!! Over the many years that Chris and Theresa have lead their A.D.E.M.S. Support Group in Las Vegas, a number of people have asked them questions on how to start, grow, and maintain a Diabetes Support Group.

Jim Huck is on a quest to start a Diabetes Support Group in his area, and he recently contacted Chris for advice.

On today's show, Chris and Theresa will share their valuable experience for those ambitious souls who desire to start their own Diabetes Support Group. We have invited Jim to join us in this effort.

Jim Huck is a type 1 Diabetic living a happy life with his wife, son, and dogs in Nevada City, California, a small, rural community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Jim is a middle school math teacher and is currently taking a 2 year sabbatical to complete a Registered Dietitian program at California State University. He loves cooking, hiking, gardening, bike riding, and reading.  Thanks to the love and support of friends, family, doctors, and educators, Jim is  successfully managing his condition and is dedicated to helping others approach Diabetes with a positive and proactive attitude.

Jim is working to start an active, educational and FUN Diabetes Support Group in Nevada County in Northern California.  If you live in this area, or know anyone who is affected by Diabetes who does, please contact Jim by emailing him:


or call him at:

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Dr. Stephen R. Covey
October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012

This week, we are re-posting a show we recorded back on July 14, 2009, with our good friend, the late, great, Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Dr. Covey died two years to the week after this show. His wisdom is timeless, and he lived his life, as he always taught, "in crescendo". He influenced millions of people, including world leaders, captains of industry, and movers and shakers in all walks of life. His ‘7 Habits’ brand continues to inspire, and will for generations to come. We were honored to have him as our special guest on that day, and he was very generous with his time, passion, and knowledge. Dr. Covey was very supportive of the Diabetes community through his valuable resource, 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® with Diabetes'. He was a tremendous friend and inspiration to all of our team, as individuals, and to DiabetesPowerShow. For that, we are eternally thankful.

About Stephen R. Covey

Personal Bio
Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny, with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, his advice has given insight to millions.

Some of Stephen R. Covey's milestones:
* Over 20 million books sold (in 38 languages)
* 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century
* Authored four titles, with sales exceeding one million copies each: 'First Things First' , 'Principle-Centered Leadership', 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families', and 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'
* Latest book, 'The 8th Habit', has sold nearly 400,000 copies
* International Man of Peace Award
* National Fatherhood Award (father of 9, grandfather of 44)
* Author of the best-selling nonfiction audio in history ('The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People')
* No. 1 best-selling hardcover book on family ('The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families')
* MBA from Harvard, Doctorate Degree from Brigham Young University
* Board of Directors for the Points of Light Foundation
* Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Franklin Covey, the leading global professional services firm, with offices in 123 countries
* International Entrepreneur of the Year Award
* Awarded eight Honorary Doctorate Degrees

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#68 Francine Kaufman, M.D. FRANCINE R. KAUFMAN, M.D.

Francine Ratner  Kaufman, M.D. has had a 30-year distinguished career in the field of diabetes. In May, 2009, she became the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Clinical Diabetes for Medtronic Diabetes (Northridge, CA).  She is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Communications at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Southern California, and an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 

Dr. Kaufman has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, as well as 80 other articles (non-peer reviewed). She is the author of 30 books or book chapters. In 2008, she edited the 5th edition of the ADA’s The Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes.  In 2005 her book, Diabesity, was published by Bantam.

Dr. Kaufman was national president of the American Diabetes Association in 2002-03.  She served as chair of the Youth Consultative Section of the International Diabetes Federation. In 2007, she was Co-Chair of the Diabetes Work Group for the Department of Health Services of the State of California.  In 2005, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine.  In 2007, Dr. Kaufman filmed a documentary for Discovery Health on the global diabetes epidemic.
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#67 Sleep Apnea and Diabetes Dr. Robert Reyna is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been involved in Sleep Medicine since he was trained as a sleep technician during his undergraduate work at Stanford University in the early 80’s. After receiving his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, he completed his residency in Pediatrics at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He helped to develop and expand sleep services in Southern CA in 1992 becoming Medical Director of Sleep Services in 2002 when he received his board certification from the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has also been involved in research in the field of insomnia at the Instate Sleep Center in Cincinnati, studying the clinical importance of certain brain waves called CAPS( Cyclic Alternating Patterns). Dr Reyna worked in concert with other medical centers in Southern CA to create a multi-specialty Cognitive Behavior Therapy insomnia program and helped implement a self­-directed web based program utilized by a local health maintenance organization. He joined The Sleep Center of Nevada in February of 2009, moving to Las Vegas with his wife and two children. “I accepted the position here in Las Vegas so I could help in educating the community on the importance of sleep and the role sleep has in promoting a healthy lifestyle.”


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#66 DiabetesPowerShow Listener Christine Tuttle On today's show, we welcome Christine Tuttle from Connecticut. Christine has type 2 Diabetes (6+yrs) and is a DiabetesPowerShow Listener. This show is in response to an email she wrote to us at feedback@diabetespowershow.com.
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Chris, Theresa, Chris and Charlie talk about the "Honeymoon Phase". Also on today's show, there was an outbreak of a rare disorder, known as H.G.B.B.H.D.C.H.S. which is fully explained in the first 10 minutes of the show. Don't miss this one!

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