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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-

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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

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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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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.

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#124 Listener questions

Today, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel are joined by Dr. C. R. Kannan to answer questions from DiabetesPowerShow.com listeners.


Larry, type 2, age 51, Seattle

I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and was told that the pain and numbness in my feet was diabetic neuropathy. This pain has been with me for about 2 years, and it’s almost unbearable. Is this a permanent thing, or will it go away when my diabetes gets better? Also, what is neuropathy?



Phyllis, type 2, age 61, Phoenix 

I was told I have type 2 diabetes and a thyroid condition within 5 months of each other. Is there a connection between the two?



Leonard, type 2, age 56, Dallas

I just had my second A1c, and it was a big improvement over my first. In a little over 3 months, I have gone from 14.2 down to 9.5. I am on pills and insulin, and I have had several lows in this time. I have gone from as high as 450, down to as low as 48. The lows are very scary to me, and I feel like I have a hangover after I have these big sweeps in blood sugar. Am I doing any damage to myself with these extremes?



Brittney, type 1, age 15, Atlanta (for Theresa)

I found out I have type 1 diabetes last June, and I’m thinking about going on the pump. I’m a little nervous, because I haven’t told anybody about my diabetes. I feel like the pump will be obvious, because everybody will be able to see it, and I don’t know how they will react, especially the boys. Theresa, did you ever feel like that when you were a teenager? Did you tell your friends? How did they handle it? Did you tell boys about it when you started dating? I’m afraid people will look at me differently if they know.



Janice, type 2, age 48, Baltimore

I just started an exercise routine, and I’m having trouble keeping my blood sugar in check. I thought my numbers would go down after my brisk walk, but they go up over 250 every time. I start around 140. Why is this happening, and what can I do about it?



Shannon, gestational, age 31, Des Moines

I am six months pregnant with my second child. My first child is 2 1/2. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and I’m trying my best to keep my numbers under control.  Does this increase my child’s odds of getting diabetes? Does gestational ever turn into full diabetes?



Robert, type 2, age 46, somewhere in Utah (not his real name or location)

I live in a small town, and my Doctor is also a member of my church. There are some things that I am not comfortable in talking to him about. I am about 40 lbs over weight, I have type 2 diabetes, and I have neuropathy in my feet. In the last year or so, I have had some trouble in the bedroom. Things are not working like they used to, and I feel like I'm too young to give up on intimacy with my wife. Could this be connected to my diabetes? Is this it for me, or is it possible that I can do something about it? Please don't mention my name or city. Thanks.



Jenny, type 1, age 22, San Diego

I have type 1 diabetes, and I was diagnosed at age 14. I used to be slim and trim, but now I’m overweight. When people find out I'm diabetic, they almost always assume that I am type 2 because of my weight. One person even told me I was lucky, because I had the “good kind” of diabetes. I’m trying to lose the extra lbs, but it is a constant battle. I have given up on trying to explain to people the difference between types 1 and 2, because I can no longer tell the difference myself. I don't know if this is a dumb question, but is it possible to have both? Is this common? 

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#123 Let's get moving with Dr. Sheri Colberg!

Today on DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome special guest, Dr. Sheri Colberg.


Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is one of the world’s leading experts in diabetes and exercise, as well as a highly influential opinion leader on lifestyle management to control and prevent disease. She has shaped exercise and nutrition recommendations adopted by diabetes and other professional organizations, published a variety of books, lectured and consulted extensively, and conducted research studies that have shaped current health care.


To date, she has authored 10 books, 16 book chapters, and over 275 articles. Her books include Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, and The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity (American Diabetes Association, 2013), and The Diabetes Breakthrough. In 2010, she chaired a joint position statement issued by the ADA and ACSM on exercise and type 2 diabetes.


A graduate of Stanford University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley, she is  a professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) and adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  With nearly five decades’ worth of experience living with type 1 diabetes (since age 4), she is an avid recreational exerciser who advocates healthy lifestyles for all. Visit her web sites at www.shericolberg.com and www.diabetesmotion.com.

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#122 Happy New Year!!!

Today on DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel, welcome in the New Year with some tips on how to make 2015 a success, not only with your Diabetes control and management, but in life in general. Whether you are Type one or Type two, there are many little things you can do each and every day, that add up to a fantastic year. From all of us at DiabetesPowerShow, we hope 2015 brings great  joy, success, and happiness! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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#121 Diabetes lightning strikes twice in the Robinson household

On today's show...

Lightning strikes twice in the Robinson household.

Janice Robinson, RN lives in Harlingen, TX in South Texas. She is the owner of 2 small assisted living homes for the elderly. Janice has two kids with Type 1 Diabetes, and is an inspiration to parents who find themselves in a similar situation. Her son, Mark (23) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 5. He was on insulin pump therapy for 10 years, and currently uses daily injections. Her daughter, Lexi (5) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 4. She currently is on insulin pen therapy with the Novolin Jr pen, and is managing well. Her most recent Hgb A1c is 6.5, down from 6.8 five months ago. GO LEXI!!!



Charlie Cherry, Producer, Co-Host

Chris Moore, Co-Host

Theresa Moore, Co-Host

Chris Daniel, Co-Host

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