DiabetesPowerShow (podcast)
Another great podcast hosted by LibSyn.com

On today’s DiabetesPowerShow.com podcast, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, and Theresa Moore are joined, IN STUDIO by CHRIS DANIEL! Thats right…Chris Daniel is IN THE HOUSE! It’s been a long time since Chris was live and in person with us. With all 4 of us in the studio, the vibe was palpable.

We had a great discussion about keeping a balanced life, and how it impacts your Diabetes in a very positive way.

Yes, insulin and other meds are very important. Technology is very important. Exercise is very important. Diet is very important. But a well-balanced life has a profound impact on all of these things…Enjoy!

Direct download: 138_Balance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:23am PDT

On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel are honored to have two very special guests, Robert Davis and Jay Barth.

Robert Davis

Senior Master Sergeant Robert Money Davis, a.k.a. "Money D" is a 25 year veteran who was wounded in combat while carrying 7.5 million dollars to a base near Baghdad, Iraq. His claim to fame is falling out of a helicopter two stories up, with 9 million dollars strapped to his leg. While flying in a Blackhawk helicopter, they were coming into Baghdad International Airport, and the base was under attack. Mortar rounds were landing near the airport. While attempting to land, one mortar round exploded near the runway, and shook the helicopter. The door was open, and SMSGt Davis was adjusting his seat belt. The weight of the money dragged him out of the helicopter and onto the Tarmac.

He has served in combat in almost every country in the Middle East. He served most of his career as a financial analyst, spending the final years, both as a Combat Comptroller, trained in combat, and as a Superintendent of Finance, and as a First Sergeant. He also served in the combat theater as a Convoy Commander. During part of his career, he served as a Commandant of the Leadership Schools in Europe, and was awarded Commandant of the Year for Europe Air Forces.

He has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. During a horrible fire fight, SMSGt Davis single-handily fought off insurgents, and was able to eliminate the enemy, and rescue his troops. He has been awarded 67 awards and medals. He has been awarded the Outstanding Senior Non Commission Officer of the Year for Financial Management for the entire Air Force. He was also awarded Superintendent and NCO of the Year, respectively, for Financial Management for the Air Force. He holds the record as the most decorated Financial Management Specialist in the Air Force.

He was medically retired after the explosion that ended his career. He had to learn how to eat, speak, and walk all over again. He is an Incomplete Quadriplegic, but through his Dive Alliance experiences, he is thriving, and living a full life.

His greatest accomplishments are his children. He has a daughter, Addie Davis, who is 33, a daughter, Amanda Arthur, who is 30, and a son, Aidyn who is 9. He is married to the former Patricia Marshall. He is eternally grateful to his sweetheart, Patty, for all she has done to raise the children while he went away serving in combat.

Jay Barth

Jay is the Founder of Dive Alliance, an organization specializing in training for Veterans and those with disabilities. He has been Diving for over 35 years, and is a Course Director (SCUBA Instructor Trainer). Jay is actively involved in training Veterans to dive, and focuses on those who have PTSD and physical limitations. Jay is actively involved in underwater searching and salvaging.

During Jay’s career, he has been involved in training, and has worked with many companies worldwide, including small businesses, fortune 500 companies, government, and military. During this time, he was awarded the Boss of Bosses Award for the Army 19th Special Forces, and the Pro Patria Award (Employer of the Year) for the combined forces of the National Guard and Reserves, awarded by the Secretary of Defense.


Direct download: 137_Dive_Alliance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT


Two popular Diabetes media brands join forces…The world will never be the same!

On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, we kick off the first week of 2016 with exciting news. Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel welcome, in studio, David Edelman, to make the official announcement about the collaboration between two very popular Diabetes media brands: DiabetesPowerShow.com and DiabetesDaily.com.

Each of these Power-Houses are the best in their respective areas in the Diabetes on-line community. Both have been around for 10 years, and have withstood the test of time. Both have proven track records of dependable content, consistent programming and publishing, and solid growth over the last decade.

In the coming weeks and months, DiabetesPowerShow podcast traffic will be directed to a special page and player on DiabetesDaily.com.

We here at DiabetesPowerShow are honored to be a part of such a great brand and a wonderful group of people. Our combined audience will reach a substantial number of people impacted by Diabetes.

Direct download: 136_DiabetePowerShow_DiabetesDaily_DavidEdelman.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 135_Chef_Robert_Lewis.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

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.



Direct download: 133_Diabetes_Sports_Project.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

#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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"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

Direct download: DibetesPowerShow127.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

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.



Direct download: 126_126_A_family_affair.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

On today's show, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, and Chris Daniel (Theresa Moore is out on assignment) talk about newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics.


Charlie's childhood and life-long friend, Tim Reedy was diagnosed with Type 2 just one week ago, and is in our Las Vegas studio to talk about his experience. 


We offer some great advice to people who have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes.

Direct download: DiabetesPowerShow125.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT