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  1. DiabeteSpeaks: The Partner’s Perspective

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    In the episodes of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast we’ve had so far, we’ve talked with people who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and sometimes their parents. This time, we’re talking with a partner. Jennifer was with her fiancé, Jeff, when he was diagnosed. As a physical therapist, she draws connections between her career and how […]

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  1. DiabeteSpeaks Podcast: Taking Type 1 to Extremes

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    In this episode of DiabeteSpeaks, we talk with Blake, a photographer whose passion for climbing has taken him as far away as Venezuela. He shares his perspective on learning to manage type 1 diabetes with his parents since his diagnosis at age 10, and how he plans for hiking trips to remote areas. “My parents […]

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  2. DiabeteSpeaks: Family Matters

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    In this two-part interview, we talk with an entire family about life with type 1 diabetes. Both daughters, Maddie and Sarah, both have type 1, and their brother Jacob lives with Crohn’s disease. Their parents, Aimee and Scott, are both medical professionals and were able to diagnose their children as the symptoms began to present. […]

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  3. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 13: What’s a Story Worth?

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    We’ve come to the end of season one of our podcast, but season two is still rolling out on Podbean, iTunes, and will be here on Glu. In this episode, host Steve Richert talks with Jenn, who lived with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes for six years before learning that she really had type […]

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  1. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 12: Diabetes Grows Up

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    “We’re coming up with a game plan for when my wife is out of town. I’ll change my low alerts to like 100 or 120, and change my high to like 200. I get paranoid that I’ll have a low overnight that I don’t wake up from and discover my daughter was in her crib […]

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  2. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 11: Making It Count

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    “During high school my family had no insurance. So I wasn’t checking my blood sugar and I was just taking shots here and there, whenever I could.” In this episode of our podcast, we talk with Adriana, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4. We talk about the challenges of […]

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  3. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 10: Lessons from the Cultural and Generational Gap

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    “Every injection of insulin has its own story. Every needle represents an experience, a moment of time—what you might have eaten, what situation you were in.” In this episode of our podcast, host Steve Richert talks with Andres, whose parents moved to the US from a rural town in Mexico. Andres talks about how cultural […]

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  4. DiabeteSpeaks, Episodes 8 & 9: Changing Places

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    In this two-part interview, we talk with RoseAnn and her daughter, Jessica, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of eight. They discuss a number of issues, from the challenges of being on Medicaid to how Jessica deals with the misperceptions about diabetes she faces on a daily basis. “Diabetes makes you […]

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  5. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 7: Compromise and Communication

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    Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six, Jeff wanted to manage it on his own. As his mother recalls, “He was upset. The next thing I know, we’re in the hospital and it was needles forever and he just took it on and decided he was going to be the one that […]

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  6. DiabeteSpeaks, Episode 6: Learning to Let Go

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    “There we were in the middle of the desert. He was in an RV at the time so I decided to just leave everything and run off on a big romantic gypsy adventure with you from renaissance fair to renaissance fair. I was playing the violin. He was playing drums. And at some point in […]

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