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Today, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome back to DiabetesPowerShow, Chef Robert Lewis, The Happy Diabetic. Chef Robert has become a tradition here at DiabetesPowerShow, and once again, he is going to help us get through the Holiday Season, avoiding those extreme high blood sugars that often ruin our holiday fun. The Good Chef has lots of great advice, that will keep us off the blood sugar roller coaster, so we can enjoy our family and friends during this wonderful time of year.

He is a Chef, Author, Speaker and a Person Living with Diabetes. Growing up in Los Angeles offered Chef Robert a culinary experience he will always cherish. Family cooks and guests in his home were experts in preparing Jewish, Mexican, Middle and Far Eastern, and traditional dishes, which gave him a love for food and the creative outlet it provided. Chef Robert graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in 1976.

In 1998, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Thus began his motivation to create great tasting dishes, that are easy to prepare. Much of what he heard in those early days was about the foods that were prohibited. He suspected that his days of good eating were over. Yet as he worked through his ups and downs, he came to realize that the selection of foods he could and should eat was vast, and included many of his favorites. This motivated him to attempt to create delicious, diabetic-friendly dishes that were also easy to prepare.

Chef Robert is a nationally-recognized author, public speaker, and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes. He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating, not only for people affected with diabetes, but also for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Robert has collaborated with Lee Iacocca and Dr. Denise Faustman of Harvard Medical School, and is a State Captain for the Iacocca Foundation. He has worked with Al Roker, Ben Vereen, Richard Simmons, Ann Curry, Indy car racer Charlie Kimble, The Amazing Race Winner Nat Strand, and many others! Chef Robert has spoken in hospitals and health fairs worldwide.

With Robert’s focus on healthy cuisine, he is considered a pro when it comes to food preparation and nutrition. Robert is a frequent guest on TV and radio. He has appeared on ESPN’s Cold Pizza. Robert is the author of 2 best selling cookbooks. Chef Robert is producing a “Reality” TV show “Cooking Across America”, and has been featured in Diabetes Health Magazine, The Radish, KWQC, NBC, and the Diabetic Living Magazine. Chef Robert has been selected by Sanofi and Everyday Health to do consumer online cooking videos. He is a keynote speaker for Taking Control of Your Diabetes all across the USA. He has worked with Sanofi, Abbott, Accu-Check-Roche, American Diabetes Association, Lyons Club International, Rotary Clubs, University of Wisconsin, Genesis Hospitals, Hy-Vee Grocery Stores, Kroger stores, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Hill and Valley Sugar Free Bakeries.

His recipes celebrate great-tasting food, that both diabetics and non-diabetics can enjoy. Robert’s cookbooks are filled with tips, tidbits, and humorous anecdotes that he hopes will make cooking fun! You are not what you eat, you are how much you eat!

Visit Chef Robert on the web at: www.HappyDiabetic.com

Taking Control Of Your Diabetes

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We couldn't think of a sub-title for this show, so here’s the translation…Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel get all the information (411) on Nikola Trajkovski, who has Type One Diabetes, and is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, and a Licensed Dietitian. (Don’t judge me...I haven't slept in 2 days…)

On today's DiabetesPowerShow.com, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome, in studio, Nikola Trajkovski RDN, LD. Nick is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, and a Licensed Dietitian. Nick is also a Type 1 Diabetic.
Diagnosed at the age of 4, Nick brings a lifetime of experience in dealing with T1D. He is now a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian. He is working toward becoming a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). 

Nick shares some of his life experience in dealing with T1D. He also gives us some practical diet advice to help us make wise choices, as we navigate though life with Diabetes.

Also on the show, Charlie welcomes, in studio, his favorite high school teacher, Don Day, and his lovely wife, Bette. Mr. Day was a music teacher and choir director. He was a true inspiration to Charlie, and made an impression that followed him throughout his life.

Charlie is currently in pre-production for the feature-length documentary film, The Children of Diabetes...Needles, Pumps, and Finger Sticks.


The soundtrack for the film is provided by the National Children's Diabetes Choir, which is also directed by Charlie. This project might not have happened without those early life experiences gained under the direction and inspiration of Don Day. Don will also be lending his talent as a local Arizona choir director for the film.

Bette is a creative person, who has built a business around her artistic talents. She designs and creates ornaments for home decor.
Check out her work at: SouthwestImpulsiveDesigns.com

Direct download: 134_Nikola_Trajkovski_RDN_LD.mp3
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On today's Diabetes Power Show, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel, welcome Type 1 Diabetics, and the Co-Founders of DiabetesSportsProject.com, Casey Boren and Eric Tozer.

Diabetes Sports Project (DSP) is an organization built to inspire. Led by a group of world-class athletes who thrive with Diabetes, their stories, athletic accomplishments, and community outreach empower others to live healthy, responsible, and active lives.


Casey Boren just completed Ironman World Championship on October 10th in Kona, HI. Casey has embraced his disease, learning how to manage his symptoms, while undergoing rigorous training for upcoming competitions, and working a full-time job. As a result of his fierce determination to overcome any hurdles, Casey has completed 14 Ironmans, was part of the inaugural Run Across America in 2011, represented Team USA at the 2014 Long Course  Triathlon  World Championships, and is a sub 3hr. Marathoner.

Eric Tozer is a Diabetes Ambassador, who was Captain of his NCAA soccer team, was part of the inaugural Run Across America, and has completed numerous Ironman Triathlons and Marathons. He is a senior sales executive for a big-data healthcare company, and lives with his family in California.



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On today’s DiabetesPowerShow Charlie, Chris, Theresa, and Chris celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day with a couple of Family Diabetes Stories. Theresa Moore's Father, Randy LeBlanc, and Chris Moore's Brother, Shawn (and Shawn’s Daughter, Savanna)



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#131 Dr. Samuel A Kantor, MD

Dr. Samuel A Kantor, MD
Las Vegas, NV

On today's DiabetesPowerShow, it's all about your kidneys. Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel are honored to welcome, in studio, Dr. Samuel A Kantor. 

Dr. Kantor completed his medical training at MCP/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. He then pursued a fellowship in Nephrology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and served as Chief Nephrology fellow.

Dr. Kantor was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Kantor is now a Partner at the Nevada Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers in Las Vegas, NV. He has served on the Speaker Bureaus of Abbott Laboratories and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Dr. Kantor is board certified in Nephrology since 2003.

Direct download: 131_Dr._Samuel_Kantor.mp3
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#130 Diabetes and Your Teeth

On today's DiabetessPowersShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel talk about Diabetes and your teeth with Dr. Gil Suarez and Dr. Curry Leavitt. 

Dr. Gil Suarez


Dr. Suarez attended University of Nevada-Reno for his undergraduate degree in biology, and graduated from the University Of Maryland Baltimore College Of Dental Surgery with his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree in 1993.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Suarez completed a one year hospital residency, and then moved to Las Vegas in 1994.
Dr. Gil Suarez is a family and cosmetic dentist, who has been successfully practicing in Las Vegas for 21 years. He is a devoted father of two children: Sofia age 13 and Nico age 11.
Dr. Suarez is very dedicated to health and fitness in his spare time; he practices yoga on a regular basis as well as strength training.


Dr. Curry Leavitt


Dr. Leavitt is a native of Las Vegas, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology at the University of Utah. He graduated cum laude from Temple
University School of Dentistry, where he received numerous awards in research and clinical achievement. After graduating dental school, he was accepted into the
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Periodontology program, where he received training in multiple surgical and medical disciplines. Dr. Leavitt received dual certificates
in Periodontology from UAB, and from the Birmingham Veterans Affairs hospital.
Dr. Leavitt enjoys teaching, and has lectured to large groups concerning the effects of periodontal disease on systemic health and ridge augmentation techniques. He is also an
adjunct professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicines dental GPR program. Dr. Leavitt has interests in esthetic gingival surgery, bone augmentation, and dental
implant surgery, and attends and lectures at multiple meetings each year to provide cutting edge technology and techniques for the benefit of his patients.

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#129 Rodney Miller

On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry shares his thoughts upon returning home from his 40 year high school class reunion. (Oh my!)

Then Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel are joined by Rodney Miller. Rodney is a Type 1 Diabetic, as well as a Competitive Strongman who resides in Midland, Texas with his wife Suzanne, daughter Kiera, and two Great Danes, Eisen and Fergus. He uses his sport to bring more awareness and advocacy to the Diabetic community. Having dealt with Type 1 for the last 28 years, Rodney has a unique perspective on the disease. Rodney's mantra of "Diabetes doesn't define who I am as a person" promotes a sense self-empowerment in others. When Rodney isn't lifting cars or picking up large stones, he is a petroleum landman in the oil and gas industry. Having spent 10 years working and negotiating in a high-risk field such as this takes a resiliency that he attributes to his years of dealing with a 24/7 disease. Rodney also provides training programs and performance-based nutrition for clients all over the United States.
Coming soon...

Look for his documentary on what it is like to be an athlete and a diabetic. 

Follow Rodney on Facebook at -Inside the Diabetic Athlete-

Direct download: 129_Rodney_Miller.mp3
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On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome David Edelman.

David is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and advocate with a passion for helping people live healthier, happier and more hopeful lives.

Two of his major roles are as Co-Founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily, a leading diabetes online community, and Director of Product Strategy at LabStyle Innovations, creators of Dario, a smartphone-powered blood glucose meter and diabetes management platform. 

The thread that connects his work is a belief that we can create smart software to help people understand their health, figure out what to do next, and sustain positive choices for the long run. In practice, this means bringing together real-time health data (blood sugars, activity levels, food choices), providing contextually relevant education, and sustaining positive behaviors through social support. 

David's other passions include promoting entrepreneurship and economic development in Northeast Ohio. He is President of the Hebrew Free Loan Association, a non-profit organization that has been providing interest-free loans to responsible individuals since 1904. They have helped over 25,000 families with over $8.5 million dollars in loans.

Connect to David:


David on Facebook

David on Linkedin

David on Twitter

DiabetesPowerShow.com home page


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"Emotional Eating with Diabetes" is an easy-to-read guide to overcoming the many challenges around food that can develop in a life with a disease that revolves around what we eat. This required focus on food can lead to using food in a self-destructive manner to cope with the tremendous emotional and mental burden that comes with managing diabetes. This book will help you build a relationship with food that leaves you feeling proud of your choices, never deprived, and with the knowledge that you are giving your body and your life with diabetes the compassion that you need and deserve. Learn more about the author, Ginger Vieira, at Living in Progress Wellness & Diabetes Coaching: www.Living-in-Progress.com

Emotional Eating with Diabetes


Other books by Ginger Vieira:

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Your Diabetes Science Experiment

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Charlie Lawrence is Co-Founder (with wife Donna) of Ulster County JDF, (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation) as it was known in 1975. Both Charlie and Donna have continued to be JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) volunteers, spanning 40 years. Charlie has served on local, state, and national committees in various aspects of advocacy, strategic planning, and volunteer recruitment. He's also been involved in training, fundraising, event planning, and management, including galas, walks, and the Ride to Cure Diabetes. He will be riding in his 13th Ride in LaCrosse WI, and has previously participated in 12 other rides...Death Valley, California (10 times) Killington, VT, and Tucson, AZ. As a Family Ride Team for the Hudson Valley Chapter of JDRF, Charlie (and son Chad, daughter Melissa as riders, and wife Donna as a route volunteer) has raised over $133,000.  Both Chad and Melissa have T1D.


Melissa (Lawrence) Winters has had T1D for 21 years. She is a Walk to Cure Diabetes (now "One Walk") Committee member for the Ulster County Walk, as part of the Northeastern NY JDRF Chapter. She will be riding in her 5th Ride to Cure Diabetes for the Hudson Valley Chapter of JDRF in the 2015 La Crosse, WI event. Previously, she has completed 4 other rides; three in Death Valley, and one in Tucson.


Chad Lawrence was diagnosed in 1974 at the age of 23 months. He has never let diabetes stop him from being active in cycling. He will be riding in his 13th Ride in LaCrosse WI, and has previously participated in 12 other rides (Death Valley, CA 10 times, Killington, VT, and Tucson, AZ). He is an avid mountain biker, road biker, and continues racing BMX.


Donna Lawrence coordinates many of the Lawrence Family Ride Team fundraising events, including knitting her fingers to the bone to create scarves and other crafts to sell on behalf of the ride. She also serves on the Walk to Cure Diabetes (now "One Walk") Committee for the Ulster County Walk, as part of the Northeastern NY JDRF Chapter.



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