DiabetesPowerShow (podcast)
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#114 Ginger Vieira - Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes (Ginger Vieira) is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management - counting carbohydrates at every meal, constantly adjusting medication doses, taking daily injections, pricking fingers multiple times a day, and struggling with the unavoidable challenges of fancy, yet imperfect, technology - that can lead to burnout. Vieira provides the tools and encouragement needed to help readers get back on track and make diabetes management a rewarding priority. Chapters directly address burnout in relation to: food, exercise, insulin dosing, blood sugar checking, fear of low blood sugar, being a caregiver/spouse of a person with diabetes, communicating more effectively with your doctor, taking a healthy "vacation" from diabetes, and creating realistic expectations and goals.

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#113 Type one 9 year old and her family

Breanna, Taylor, Alycia, and Brian


On todays show we have studio full of fun. Breanna, age 9, her twin sister Taylor and their wonderful blended family. Breanna was diagnosed last august with Type one diabetes. 


Listen as Breanna and her family share the emotional roller-coaster they have been on for the last 9 months. In spite of these challenges, this family manages to keep a great since of humor and positive, up-beat attitude as they smile their way through the incredible learning curve that is Type one Diabetes.


In most ways, this is a tragically common Diabetes story. However, this story has a unique twist. Brian, Moms significant other, found himself in the middle of learning how to help care for a newly diagnosed Type one child. 


While learning how to test Breanna's  blood sugar, each family member practiced on themselves. Thats when Brian discovered he had very high glucose levels. It was assumed that he had Type 2 Diabetes, so the Doc sent him home with a testing kit. He monitored BG levels for a few months and his sugar numbers continued to rise. 


Just two weeks ago it was determined that Brian is actually a Type one Diabetic. Imagin that... 2 Type one Diabetics, in a blended family, Diagnosed only months apart with no genetic connection. 


Listen to their intriguing family story...






Brian K. Palmer




Brian is a Filmmaker and we are honored that he will be joining us in a very important capacity in the production of our new Feature Length Documentary Film...


A Feature-Length Documentary Film by Charlie Cherry 

These are the children of Diabetes...their Lives, their Challenges, and their Triumphs.

The entire Cast & Crew are personally and directly impacted by Diabetes.


Click below for more info about Brian

Brian K. Palmer





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#112 Kendall Simmons - Two time Super Bowl Champion


Kendall Simmons

Kendall Simmons is a former NFL player who played nearly ten years after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 30th overall pick in 2002. Following his first season, Simmons was selected as the team’s rookie of the year.

Shortly before his second season began in 2003, Simmons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and was not sure if he would be able to continue his football career. With the help of team doctors and a strong support network, Simmons returned to the field that same year.

As he learned to manage his diabetes, he regained his strength and flourished on the football field. In 2005, he started all 16 regular season games and all four playoff games with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning Super Bowl XL over the Seattle Seahawks.

Today, he has partnered with Novo Nordisk, a global health care company dedicated to diabetes care, to raise awareness of the importance of properly managing blood glucose levels, and to demonstrate that diabetes can be successfully integrated into your life and ambitions. Kendall is currently working with Novo Nordisk to recognize people with diabetes who give back to their communities.

Now retired from the NFL, Simmons is still very active in the diabetes community. He has spoken to children and adults with diabetes across the country, to let them know that the disease can be managed. Simmons hopes that his story can be an inspiration to children and others with diabetes.


Over the course of his career, Simmons spent most of his time on the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing seven NFL seasons with the team and spanning 80 regular season and seven post-season games. He also played on the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.


Swing for Diabetes

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#111 The Doctor is in...the studio

 Joining us today in studio, C. R. Kannan, M. D.                


Dr. Kannan is presently Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Red Rock Medical Center in Las Vegas.  He served as Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas from 2009 to 2013, with teaching and patient responsibilities. He was also Consultant in Endocrinology at Southwest Medical Associates in Las Vegas, from 2003 to 2010.  He moved to Nevada in 2003, following many years of academic and clinical practice in Chicago.   


He is the former Chairman of Endocrinology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and Associate Chairman of Endocrinology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.  He was responsible for the combined Endocrinology Fellowship Program of Rush Presbyterian and Cook County Hospitals.  He is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Rush University, Chicago.


During his tenure at Cook County and Rush Presbyterian, he won the Teacher of the Year Award ten (10) times.


He has single-authored four (4) medical textbooks, and has served as an editor of the Year Book of Endocrinology for 15 years.  He has also co-authored several original articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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#110 The Diabetes Breakthrough-Osama Hamdy, MD, PHD, FACE

The Diabetes Breakthrough

Osama Hamdy, MD, PHD, FACE is the Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program, at Joslin Clinic and Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management. He is a Clinical Investigator and attending Adult Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

On today's show, we talk with Dr. Hamdy about his new book, The Diabetes Breakthrough.


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#109 Controversial New York Times article about T1D

Live from the New Media Expo Lounge at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. Chris, Theresa, Chris and Charlie talk about the controversial April 5, 2014 New York Times article about T1D (Type 1 Diabetes). “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills”

As you may know, on April 5, the New York Times published an article about the cost of medical advances. Today we share with you JDRF’s official response and our own thoughts.


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#108 Keep your Feet!

Dr. Guy Pupp D.P.M. is a Michigan-based podiatrist who specializes in diabetic limb salvage. As a consultant for numerous orthopedic equipment companies, he was instrumental in the development of one of the most user friendly external fixation devices. Dr. Pupp has trained more than 140 residents as a Director of the Foot and Ankle Clinic, and is actively involved with Healing the Children, an international relief organization. He is a board member of the American Diabetes Association.

Foot and Ankle Institute of Michigan

Save a leg, Save a life

Puracyn wound and skin care

An article in Diabetes & You that Dr. Pupp authored on foot care (page 29)

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#107 Back in the saddle...

After a long sabbatical...we're back! We've all been working on our individual projects (exciting Diabetes-related stuff) requiring us to take some time off from the show. We are back full-strength, and excited about the direction we are headed. Thanks to our loyal listeners! Join Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel at www.DiabetesPowerShow.com  and listen to all of our past Diabetes shows.

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#106 Riva Greenberg - Diabetes Do's & How-To's

Riva Greenberg is a Diabetes Patient-Expert and Health Coach. She writes regularly on The Huffington Post and is the author of 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It and The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes. Riva has been cited as #6 among the top 10 diabetes online influencers. She lectures in the US and abroad, provides workshops at health events, and advises diabetes organizations and pharmaceutical companies.

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On today's show, Chris Daniel is IN THE HOUSE! Chris D joins Chris M, Theresa, and Charlie live in studio in fabulous Las Vegas. We have a great discussion about the importance of a committed Diabetes Support Team.

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