Mon, 10 April 2017
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry are broadcasting from the offices of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, California. We are honored to speak with William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE and Susan Guzman, PhD.
Today, it’s all about what we at DiabetesPowerShow refer to as the people with Type 3 Diabetes…AKA Family Members, Loved Ones, and Friends of People with Diabetes.
Dr. Polonsky and Dr. Guzman help us explore the many dynamic emotions and challenges that are experienced, not only by the people with Diabetes, but by those who love them.
Diabetes is not a solo act…family and friends are as much a part of the process as the person with Diabetes.
William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE
An active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, and glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes.
Susan Guzman, PhD
Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming barriers to management, family issues, and promoting attitudes that support living well with diabetes, from diagnosis throughout the lifespan. Dr. Guzman is co-founder and Director of Clinical/Educational Services at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first non-profit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes. At BDI, she developed programs for people with diabetes and their families and co-facilitates CME programs for Healthcare Professionals.
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!
Wed, 11 November 2015
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)
Wed, 28 October 2015
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.
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
Mon, 19 October 2015
On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry shares his thoughts upon returning home from his 40 year high school class reunion. (Oh my!)
Sat, 10 October 2015
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.
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