Mon, 1 December 2014
Today, we welcome back to the show, Chef Robert Lewis, The Happy Diabetic. Chef Robert 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.
Chef, Author, Speaker and a Person Living with Diabeties
Growing up in Los Angeles offered Chef Robert a culinary experience he will always cherish. Family cooks and guests in my 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.
After graduating from the Prestigios 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.
In 1998 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Much of what I heard in those early day was about the foods that were prohibited. I suspected that my days of good eating were over, yet as I worked through my ups and downs, I came to realize that the selection of foods I could and should eat was vast and included many of my favorites. This motivated me 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 in all across the planet.
With Roberts 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 buy 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, Hill and Valley sugar free bakeries to name just a few!
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 I hope will make cooking fun! You are not what you eat, you are how much you eat!
Mon, 17 November 2014
Mr. Grant Maltman, Curator
Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
Canadian Diabetes Association
London Ontario Canada
Grant Maltman is a graduate from The University of Western Ontario and has nearly 25 years experience in the cultural resource management and heritage presentation field. His journey started at Sir Frederick G. Banting Secondary School when, as a student, he presented the Canadian Diabetes Association with a cheque from the student body for the development of Banting House museum. Drawn to the diverse collection Banting House held, the history and the impact of the discovery of insulin on the world, it seemed a worthy project for the student body to support. He has proudly served as the curator of Banting House National Historic Site of Canada for the last 20 years. In addition to securing the designation of Banting House as a national historic site, he served as a historical consultant for the Royal Canadian Mint’s coin commemorating Banting as Canada’s first Nobel Prize recipient and the CBC production, The Greatest Canadian Contest. Grant enjoys sharing stories on the life and career of Sir Frederick Banting, the discovery of insulin and the Canadian Diabetes Association’s stewardship of this international treasure and symbolic site of hope in the fight against diabetes.
Mon, 3 November 2014
Today on DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore and Chris Daniel welcome, in studio, the Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of JDRF, Colleen Saca, and Sara Nicastro, the Nevada JDRF Development Manager. We talk about the latest in Diabetes Research, and the many great things happening with JDRF. New innovations hold promise, like the artificial pancreas, stem cell research, and much more. We take a look into the future of Diabetes, and dream of the many up-and- coming technologies, and ultimately, the possibilities of a cure.
Mon, 6 October 2014
On today's show, we are honored to welcome Vietnam Veteran Randall Brown. Randall served in Vietnam as a registered mail courier, and flew all over Vietnam multiple times weekly in a C7a Army Caribou. Often these missions were flown in the flight path of the planes responsible for dispersing Agent Orange and other herbicides over the jungle canopy. Randall recalls the smell of the chemicals in the cabin of his plane, but had no idea how they would impact the rest of his life. He served for 13 months, from January 1967 until after the TET Offensive in February, 1968.
-Vietnam Veterans with Diabetes-
Mon, 29 September 2014
On today's show, we welcome, from Suwanee, Georgia, High School Football Player and Type One Diabetic Thomas Harris. http://www.thomasharrisgsprecruiting.com
Mon, 18 August 2014
Amy Ryan is an author, mother, stepmother, and attorney who lives near Washington, D.C. Amy has had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 20 years. She wrote SHOT: Staying Alive with Diabetes, to create a readable account of this very difficult disease, one that would be different from the numerous "how-to" books about diabetes. She wanted a book that could be shared with family, friends, and others, to raise awareness about what life is really like for those with T1D. In her legal practice, Amy works with pharmaceutical and medical device companies to bring new medical technologies into the market. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mon, 9 June 2014
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.
Wed, 4 June 2014
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 K. PALMER, FILMMAKERWRITER | PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | CINEMATOGRAPHER | EDITOR | UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
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
Direct download: 113_113_Nine_year_old_Breannas_Type_one_story...with_a_twist.mp3
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Wed, 14 May 2014
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.
Wed, 30 April 2014
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.