Real Life Diabetes

Real Life Diabetes

Latest Episodes

#142: Bryan Flynn | Your Pancreas Left About an Hour Ago and It’s Not Coming Back
June 14, 2023

I can’t remember a joke to save my life so finding someone who can, with the addition of diabetes humor, makes Bryan Flynn the perfect guest. In this episode we discuss Bryan’s advertising career with

#141: Thom Solo | Speaking Things Into Existence
June 01, 2023

The diabetes community is fortunate to have so many one of a kind warriors and Thom Solo is top of the list in my opinion. His advocacy efforts at an early age + pursuit of art as a career = my dream

#140: Elizabeth Vesely | I Went Gung-Ho!
May 15, 2023

It took me months to nail down an interview with Elizabeth Vesely after seeing her Facebook post about taking the polar plunge and it was well worth the wait. In this episode we discuss her misdiagnos

#139: Allison Nimlos | A Space to Process
May 01, 2023

May is mental health awareness month and is the perfect time to release this episode with Allison Nimlos, a licensed marriage and family therapist and co-founder of the Diabetes + Mental Health Virtua

#138: Marwin Begaye | What’s Your Sugar, Diabetes in Indian Country
April 17, 2023

I’ve known Marwin Begaye for years and stumbled across one of his pieces that stopped me dead in my tracks titled, Super Size Angels. In this episode we discuss he and his families journey to prevent

#137: Reverend Mireya Martinez | I’m All About Being Real
April 04, 2023

Reverend Mireya Martinez was a panelist on the Crushing: The Burden of Diabetes on Patients session during SXSW in Austin, Texas where she dominated the conversation in my opinion. In this episode we

#136: Sarah Petti | The Lane Was Really Chosen for Me
March 16, 2023

Sarah Petti is back on the show and her life has drastically changed since her last appearance three years ago. In this episode we discuss T1D pregnancy, body image and what’s new in her very active l

#135: Rachael Dyer & Scott Alexander Ruderman | Pay or Die
March 01, 2023

Rachael Dyer and Scott Alexander Ruderman are the directors of Pay or Die, a feature documentary that provides an inside look at how the soaring price of insulin in America is threatening, if not dead

#134: Serena Valentine | The Change We Want to See Starts With Us
February 21, 2023

Serena Valentine, was misdiagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her twenties. This misdiagnosis is one of the many reasons she is a passionate advocate for health equity, eye health and diabetes education.

#133: Thapi Semenya | I Need to Take Myself Seriously
February 09, 2023

Thapi Semenya is in her final year of law school, is an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes Trainee, a Dedoc voice, a professional advisor for the Luna Project UK and a strong diabetes advocate. We connected