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Episode #61 – International Insulin

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) are shocked as they meet the guest, Emma Kleck, who discusses her journey in obtaining ‘International Insulin’. Why do we say international? Well, Emma quite frankly traveled from California to Canada to save money on insulin due to the sky-high prices in the USA. Dobie and Sami are thinking this isn’t such a bad idea. Tune in to this amazing episode to hear how Emma spent less money traveling to Canada to get insulin, than just simply paying for insulin out of pocket at a pharmacy. C’est la vie, baby!

 

Question of the pod: How far would you travel for affordable insulin?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #60 – Soda, Pop, Whatever

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) have the pleasure of discussing ‘Soda, Pop, Whatever’ from the west coast and east coast perspectives. While Sami & Dobie call it soda, some people call it pop, and some even just call every type of soda ‘coke’. So how does soda impact type 2 diabetes? Tune in to hear the stats on how soda increases one’s risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 1’s you may think you’re in the clear if you take insulin, but why not just avoid the rollercoaster of blood sugars anyway? We don’t mean to bust your bubble, but yes we do (pun intended). C’est la vie, baby!

 

Question of the pod: What is your “fun” drink?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #59 – Purple Hearts

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) have the honor and pleasure of interviewing singer, actress and type 1 Breana Raquel who has a role in the new Netflix movie ‘Purple Hearts’ that features a character with type 1 diabetes. Ironically that was not the character Breana played in the film, and she shares funny stories of how the crew consulted her to make sure the diabetic scenes were accurate. She also shares her own diagnosis story and how her family moved across the country which has led to her successful career as an entertainer. She is a very charming and engaging young lady and it’s easy to see why her life and career are taking off! Join us for a fun and inspiring chat. C’est la Vie, baby!

 

Question of the pod: “Who is your favorite movie or TV character with diabetes?”

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #58 – Miss Michigan

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2)  welcome ‘Miss Michigan’, Krista Ferguson,  a type 1 diabetic who grew up in the pageant world when her world turned upside down at the age of 22. Krista is an inspiring young lady and quite the role model for the diabetes community. Listen to this episode to hear a fun conversation between Sami, Dobie, and Krista and to hear how to manage a competitive personality with diabetes. Krista is one confident gal and listen to find out how you can be confident too. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What’s one tip to be confident?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #57 – Donna’s Weight Loss

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome the amazing Donna to share her life-changing and motivating story. Donna, an individual living with type 2 diabetes, shares her significant weight loss journey, the motivation behind it, and her outlook on life. She might even share about the power of reiki. Tune in to hear tips on how to stay active, determined, and healthy. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Who do you think we should have on the podcast next?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #56 – Sadie Aldis

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) chat it up with Canadian YouTube star, ‘Sadie Aldis’ as she shares her life with type 1 diabetes and being in the public eye. Sadie grew up dancing and got diagnosed at a young age, leaving her to figure out a new life with a 24/7 disease. Sami and Sadie discuss what school is like as a teenager with diabetes, while Dobie tries to relate but unfortunately cannot. Tune in to hear more about this Youtube star and her Canadian life with type 1 diabetes! C’est la vie, baby!

 

Question of the pod: Whose your diabetes role model?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #55 – Sugar Swaps

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) chat it up about the unhealthy, accessible, fast food options that surround individuals living in the United States. I mean come on a Mcdonald’s on the corner of every street? Finding ‘Sugar Swaps’ can actually be easier than we anticipate. While fast food is typically unhealthy, Sami and Dobie share the healthiest options and secrets of what you can do to make better choices at fast food restaurants on the east coast, west coast, and in between. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #54 – Type One Vibes – An Aussie Artist

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Jenna, also known as ‘Type One Vibes’ on Instagram, an Australian artist and bright light! Dobie and Sami chat with Jenna about what dealing with diabetes in a small town in Australia is like, how she got started with her artwork business, and the inspiration behind her diabetes artwork. Dobie and Jenna bond over their left-handedness, and we can assure you Jenna is the bright light you need to have in your life. Tune in to hear more about her Aussie adventures and life with type 1 diabetes. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What’s your favorite part of your body?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #53 – Guess the Diabetes Celebrity

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) play a fun game where one of them describes a celebrity with diabetes, and the other one guesses who it is. You might even learn Sami didn’t know who invented electricity, and Dobie didn’t know some well-known actors.. Questionable right? Well tune in to hear about the celebrities who dealt or currently live with diabetes and hopefully you will be motivated and educated to tackle your diabetes head-on. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Who is your celebrity crush?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #52 – Diabetes & Marriage

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Mark Heyman, a diabetes psychologist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Mark shares valuable information about how a child with diabetes affects marriage, and how one significant other living with diabetes also affects the marriage. Sami talks about the significance of having parents who were understanding, supportive, and never let her disease get in the middle of their relationship. Tune in to hear some stories Dobie, Mark, and Sami share about their love life and diabetes. Listen to hear valuable tips Mark shares about managing a healthy marriage with diabetes! C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Has your diabetes ever been an issue in your relationship?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #51 – Joey Wescott – A College Soccer Star

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Joey Wescott – A Soccer Star’ from the LA area in California! Living with diabetes is already difficult, but now living with diabetes in college is another ball game. The two talked to Joey about different college scenarios including playing soccer and how she managed to be away from home and her at-home support system. Similar to Sami, Joey has had diabetes since 13 years old, so listen to this episode to find out how to stay afloat even when you move on to a new journey. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What was your major and did you use it?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #50 – The Honeymoon Phase

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) discuss what ‘The Honeymoon Phase’ is and define what this means for those living with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. No, we do not mean the romantic honeymoon phase, we mean the diabetes honeymoon phase. Even those with type 2 diabetes have their version of a honeymoon phase, but you will need to listen to hear what it is. This episode provides tips on how to know when the honeymoon phase ends and how to manage your diabetes during this time. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Did you have a honeymoon period?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #49 – Diabetics Doing Things

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Rob Howe, entrepreneur, and owner of the company, ‘Diabetics Doing Things’. Rob was diagnosed right after his teenage years and had to learn to revamp his life and professional basketball career, and decide what his mission was going to be in life. We had a fun little discussion about cold baths, but you’ll need to tune in to hear more. Don’t knock it til you try it, ya know. Listen to hear more about the many ways Rob deals with diabetes overload. You won’t be disappointed. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite podcast?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #48 – Diabetes Jargon – Part 2

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) bring it back to defining some more ‘Diabetes Jargon – Part 2’ since you all loved the first episode of ‘Diabetes Jargon’ so much! In this one, Sami defines some terms such as: unicorn, naked shower, diabadass, salty sugars, diabaddie, and more… Dobie is a diabaddie himself in case you are wondering. Anyways gain some more diabetes vocabulary by listening to this episode. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite diabetes jargon word?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #47 – Burnout w/ Insuleoin – Part 2

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome back ‘Irish Insuleoin’ to the podcast to chat about diabetes burnout, how to cope with it, and some ways to prevent it. I mean don’t we all need some ‘naked days’ and yes you need to listen to hear what this means. We are not defining it here…  Eoin also touches base on motivation and Sami and Dobie chime in about where their motivation comes from. This episode has valuable and helpful tools and tricks to managing diabetes burnout. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What motivates you?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #46 – Type 1 Perfectionist

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Valerie Cantella, an author and recovering perfectionist to discuss her diagnosis story, her diabetic kidney disease, but most importantly how she deals with perfectionism and finding a good balance. Valerie is a real mother dealing with real problems, yet has found a way to manage her stress alongside diabetes. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Do you ever feel pressure to be “perfect”?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #45 – Diabetes Complications

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Dr. Sandra Sobel, an endocrinologist to discuss ‘Diabetes Complications’ and how to approach this sensitive, yet serious topic. Dr. Sandra dives into the different diabetes complications that can occur and discusses how to prevent these. Dr. Sandra provides an insightful and optimistic outlook towards managing diabetes and what to focus on as a diabetic. Tune in to hear more from this conversation with Dr. Sandra Sobel!  C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What diabetes complication do you fear most?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #44 – Mary Anderson

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Mary Anderson’, a third-grade teacher and diabetes advocate located in the Virginia area. In this episode, Mary sheds some light on her diagnosis story and how she manages a classroom full of 8 and 9 year old children. I mean come on she already has to babysit her blood sugars and now children too? I guess it is one way to educate the young community on diabetes. Tune in to hear more about Mary’s story and how she navigates dealing with this disease efficiently and successfully. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What was your favorite year at school?

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #43 – Body Positivity

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) confidently discuss  ‘Body Positivity’ that should be associated in living with diabetes. Things like weight gain, insulin resistance, awkward site locations, public injections, and insecurities are gently but optimistically pointed out to build community and confidence in the diabetes world. Diabulimia? Yes it is real. Insulin weight gain? Yes it is real. Insulin injection embarrassment? Yes it is real. Tune in to hear how to handle these sensitive and delicate issues like a pro! C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite part of your body?

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This episode of Just My Type is sponsored by The Diabetes App: a community platform for individuals living with all types of diabetes. 

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Disclaimer

Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #42 – Irish Insuleoin

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Irish Insuleoin’ to the podcast to chat about the best advice for those newly diagnosed and for those who have been living with diabetes for a surplus of years. Eoin explains some alternative physical exercises, how to stay accountable, and how to not be too hard on yourself. Eoin is a one-of-a-kind and we are so excited for you to learn from this amazing guy. Tune in to hear more, and stay tuned because he might just be making another appearance. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What’s your advice for someone newly diagnosed?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #41 – Allergic to Mornings

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2)  discuss what the ‘Dawn Phenomenon’ is and how to navigate dealing with higher blood sugars in the early morning hours. I mean aren’t we all allergic to mornings at some point in our life? Dobie mentions how diabetes heightens the morning allergy, and Sami describes the physiology and provides some tips how to stabilize and maintain healthy blood glucose levels overnight. Tune in to hear more about some tips for slowing the dawn phenomenon. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Are you a morning person?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #40 – Adam Lasher – Type American Idol

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Adam Lasher – Type American Idol’, an entertainer living with type 1 diabetes since a young age. Adam shares his outlook on growing up with diabetes and discusses his music career (some may even have watched him on American Idol). The ups and downs of his music career are only surpassed by the ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes. Tune in to hear more about how Adam has navigated music, life, relationships, and the entertainment industry with this disease. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite song?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #39 – Talk All Types w/Tom

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Tom Allison – Type 1 Tom’ a diabetes coach from across the pond in the United Kingdom. Tom is a diabetes advocate and coach who helps individuals tackle their diabetes and not let diabetes tackle them. Tom shares his diagnosis story, and we think he might have the record for the highest diagnosed blood sugar out of our guests on the pod! 638… sounds like an area code right? This episode might be one of the most educational and relatable for those dealing with diabetes burnout and unsure how to ‘find the groove’ whether YOU have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You also will learn a fun new British term, ‘wee’. BUT you will have to tune in to this episode NOW to find out what it means. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite dessert?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #38 – Diabetes Strong

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) chat it up with ‘Christel Oerum – Diabetes Strong’, an active and educative Danish gal who just recently moved from Santa Monica, California to Miami Beach, Florida. Christel has dealt with type 1 diabetes on a day to day basis since her 20s, and had to learn how to manage her active lifestyle in Denmark with maintaining stable blood sugars. Christel is an active guru amongst many sports, and used to be a competitive bodybuilder. Knowing her macros, activity level, and being intuitive with herself was her love language, and Christel offers up all her advice in this episode. Stay tuned to start building your diabetes management and awareness! C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Are you an east coast or west coast lover?

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Episode #37 – Diabetes In the Workforce

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome get to work and chat about ‘Diabetes In the Workforce’! Dealing with diabetes is already a job in itself, and now add a good ole full time job on top of that. Your brain probably hurts just thinking about it. Dobie discusses what living with diabetes is like in the entertainment workforce, while Sami discusses her experience as a new college graduate and dance teacher. Trying to get every coworker to understand the seriousness in diabetes isn’t easy, so listen to this episode to hear some tips on how to navigate the workforce with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What do you do? Are you a student or do you work?

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Keywords: diabetes, workforce, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, entertainment, dance instructor

 

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Episode #36 – Type 2 Trainer – Dex Geralds

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Dex Geralds’, a Los Angeles based personal trainer who has dealt with type 2 diabetes for a while now. Interestingly enough, Dex always ate a healthy diet and was active when he played college football. A healthy guy diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? I’m sure you’re thinking that can’t be true, but Dex’ family has a history with type 2 diabetes, so unfortunately genetics got the best of this gentleman. Type 2 myths are debunked, exercises are recommended, and a positive outlook is given. Tune in to hear more with Dex Geralds and how Dobie will adopt that so-called exercise, a burpee. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the Pod: What’s your favorite chicken wing flavor?

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Episode #35 – Trial and Error

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) get the opportunity to chat and learn from the amazing Dr. Carla Greenbaum who sheds light on risk screening for type 1 diabetes. In her work at TrialNet, research is conducted to slow or stop the development of type 1 diabetes in family members of diabetics. TrialNet is an international network where medical professionals work on tackling type 1 diabetes from all angles. Tune in to hear all the valuable and insightful information Dr. Carla shares with Sami and Dobie. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Would you ever participate in a diabetes trial?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #34 – Meet the Endocrinologist – Dr. Domenica Rubino

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Dr. Domenica Rubino’, an endocrinologist, to discuss everything about diabetes from a medical professional perspective. We discuss weight loss, diabetes complications, treatments, and the vicious cycle of insulin resistance. Listen to be engaged, entertained, and educated on how to prevent prediabetes and more. You might even gain a bit of therapy about why you are insulin resistant in the first place. Tune in to fully understand that joke haha. Dr. Rubino does an amazing job sharing her experience, purpose, and intentionality with her patients, and takes on the disease as if it is her own. C’est la vie, baby!

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #33 – Where’s Waldo The Diabetic?

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) discuss the many clues that help spot or find someone living with diabetes. These clues range from leaving test strips around the house to the smell of insulin nearby. You will need to tune in to learn more of the many clues to see “Where’s Waldo The Diabetic?” Some may say Dobie is Waldo The Diabetic since he walks around town wearing his Just My Type podcast baseball cap ready to give advice and wisdom. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is one clue that gives away you have diabetes?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #32 – Moving and Grooving with Zack Lucks

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome ‘Zack Lucks’ to discuss, deliberate, and dive into the best known treatment for type 2 diabetics, exercise. Zack holds the title of Medfit Network Professional of the Year 2021 and Diabetes Exercise Specialist with the Medfit Education Foundation. Zack discusses different types of exercise that benefit those dealing with type 2 diabetes, and settles the debate of the best time for an individual to workout. Scared of diabetic neuropathy or other comorbidities? Listen to this episode to find out how to combat those! C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite time to workout?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #31 – Diastrong All Day Long

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) discuss how the two use ‘Diastrong All Day Long’ to better manage their diabetes. Diastrong is an affordable and accessible telehealth platform that provides diabetes healthcare professionals to help improve one’s diabetes management. Listen to Sami and Dobie to hear the practical and individualistic tips a registered dietician from Diastrong provides for living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dobie even talks a little bit about his reiki experience… sounds spooky am I right? C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Do you go to someone else other than your endocrinologist?

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This episode of Just My Type is sponsored by DiaStrong – a telehealth platform that is specifically made for people living with diabetes. Join Sami and Dobie on DiaStrong now with the promo code JMT50 and get 50% off your first appointment. 

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Episode #30 – T1D + Celiac with Sara Moback

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) go around the world to Sweden where they discuss type 1 diabetes, ‘T1D + Celiac with Sara Moback’. Sara shares her diagnosis story and dives into her struggle with an eating disorder and perfectionism when it came to her blood glucose levels. Sara’s story is compelling, educational and insightful, and Sara shares two pieces of advice on how to deal with diabetes, perfectionism, and recovery. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What’s your feel good food?

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Episode #29 – Tips and Tricks at the Grocery Store

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) discuss some vital tips and tricks while shopping at the grocery store. While for Sami it might be a dream, for Dobie it’s his worst nightmare. Figuring out how to stay away from the bagged foods, and devil’s foods can be a tough challenge, but Sami and Dobie provide some useful and practical tips on how to ‘keep your cool’ in the grocery store. Create a grocery list, stay to the perimeter of the store, and listen to the rest of the pod to hear more. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your fun food or guilty pleasure you like to buy at the grocery store?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #28 – Dia-British

In this week’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami & Dobie go across the globe to meet with Kalex, a type 1 diabetic from London, UK. Kalex sheds some light on what life is like dealing with diabetes in London and the healthcare system there. Diagnosed in his mid twenties, Kalex had to shift his lifestyle and relationships to ones that encourage the prioritization of dealing with this chronic disease. For Kalex, this meant limiting take out meals to only 1-2 times per week instead of every meal. AND if you’re listening in the UK, it’s called ‘takeaway’ not ‘take out’. Another educational moment for Sami and Dobie, to say the least. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the Pod: What is the healthcare system like in your country?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #27 – Alcohol and Diabetes – Part 2

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) continue their ‘spirited’ (pun intended) discussion about ‘Alcohol and Diabetes – Part 2’. Except this time, Sami and Dobie discuss the physiology behind alcohol and HOW it affects blood glucose levels. Sami jumps right into sharing the metabolic rate alcohol is absorbed, and points out some excellent drink options to prevent spikes or severe low blood sugars (not to be confused with Salty Sugars – another episode, go check it out). Tequila soda with lime juice? DUH. Low carb, low sugar, low calorie. A perfect combination. Tune in to hear more about WHY alcohol and diabetes are so codependent. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your best tip for drinking with diabetes?

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This episode is sponsored by the certified 100% sugar free vodka and gin from Mr. Tom’s Spirits at List Distillery. Check out flavors such as ginger lime and raspberry mint gin at www.listdistillery.com.

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #26 – Alcohol and Diabetes – Part 1

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) talk about an unspoken and taboo topic, ‘Alcohol and Diabetes – Part 1’. Dobie shares his story as to why he doesn’t drink alcohol and never has, while Sami is the typical young adult in the world learning the ways of drinking with diabetes. Sami shares some lighthearted, yet insightful stories of her experiences when she maybe just had one TOO many a couple nights during college. But, Dobie, the non-alcoholic, does not judge and gains some interesting perspective as to how alcohol does not only go south when drunk excessively, but also can be a life or death sentence for those dealing with diabetes. Listen to this episode if you want to hear some funny, but educational stories Sami shares. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your favorite cocktail or mocktail to drink with diabetes?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #25 – The Diabetic Therapist

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami and Dobie join ‘The Diabetic Therapist’ Allison Nimlos, to help shed some light on the significance of diabetes and mental health. Allison expresses the benefits of therapy and understanding all the psychological factors that play a role in dealing with diabetes. This wonder woman shares her diagnosis story, how she entered the field she is in, and what her calling in life is. Listen to Allison educate, entertain, and engage the diabetes community and to learn why mental health struggles are NOTHING to be ashamed of! C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Do you see someone for your mental health?

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #24 – Mom Knows Best

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) welcome Sami’s mom, ‘Sherry Parker’ as the special podcast guest in honor of Mother’s Day. Dealing with diabetes is one thing, but watching your child or loved one deal with diabetes is a whole other ball game when you can’t cure it for them. Sherry Parker provides some great insight on how to support, encourage, and motivate your child to tackle this disease with acceptance and confidence. Plus you will learn where Sami gets her ‘Chatty Cathy’ side from… Tune in NOW to hear all about life as a mom caring for a child with diabetes. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: What is your best tip for a parent that has a child with diabetes?

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Keywords: diabetes, mothers day, mom, type 1 diabetes, advice, type 2 diabetes

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Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Episode #23 – Salty Sugars

In this inventive episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) introduce the newest term for emotionally triggered high blood sugars, known as ‘Salty Sugars’. Have you ever been frustrated, angry, sad, anxious, excited, stressed, or emotional and stuck with high blood sugars? Well Sami and Dobie have, and it is NOT fun. Sami dives in a little about a recent event in her life that caused insulin resistance and blood sugars of 230 and higher. Dobie discusses times in his life where he knew not feeling like a 10 meant insulin resistance was working and in action. I mean hey ‘salty sugars’ is a catchy phrase right? Now you can be ‘pulling the D-card’ if you are having ‘salty sugars’. The perfect combination in Sami and Dobie’s eyes. Join the conversation and think about a time you were having stubborn high blood sugars caused by a wide range of emotions. ‘Salty sugars’ aren’t always the best sugars. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Have you ever had salty sugars?

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Keywords: diabetes, salty sugars, high blood sugars, emotions, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Episode #22 – Diabetic Dynasty

In today’s episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami and Dobie welcome a ‘Diabetes Dynasty’ where a mother (Michelle), father (Tyler), and 3 year old little girl (Emma) all deal with type 1 diabetes. Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) discuss their diagnosis stories and the domino effect each had. Michelle and Tyler share the pros and cons of each family member dealing with this disease and the difficulties of having to watch their toddler manage this overwhelming disease. I mean when each of their continuous glucose monitor alerts go off, it is kind of hard to know whose is whose right? Tune in to hear more about Michelle and Tyler’s favorite family memories, and believe us, it is truly family entertainment. C’est la vie, baby!

Question of the pod: Is anyone in your family a diabetic?

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Just My Type is sponsored by The Diabetes App: a community platform for individuals living with all types of diabetes. This episode is brought to you by IQBAR. Use the code JMT15 for 15% off your order at www.eatiqbar.com.

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