Real Life Diabetes

Real Life Diabetes


Latest Episodes

Podcast 109: Slow Down the Forward Progress | Charles Mattocks
September 22, 2021

When Charles Mattocks was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, he was given little to no education on how to manage this disease so he took matters into his own hands. After getting his own health back on

Podcast 108: We Don’t Need a New PlayStation, We Need a Solution | Kayla Mattingly
August 26, 2021

People living with diabetes don’t just need the latest and greatest tech, they need real solutions to unique problems! Kayla Mattingly always knew she wanted 3-4 kids from the start, but never imagine

Podcast 107: Sometimes You Just Have to Step Back | Kristina Loskarjova
August 18, 2021

To all those who need to hear this – yes you can! This is the lifelong motto of Kristina Loskarjova, a woman who sets her mind to something and makes it happen while living her best life with T1D. She

Podcast 106: Diabetes Might Have Put Us on the Defensive | Tim White
July 28, 2021

While getting the diabetes diagnosis tends to put us on the back foot, we can choose to deal with it and refuse to let it define us. Tim White is a diabetes veteran who has been managing his diabetes

Podcast 105: Type 1 Diabetes Is A Family Affair | Jermaine Hargrove
July 03, 2021

What does someone who was thrust into the world of diabetes with no preparation do? They make animations of course! Jermaine Hargrove is the co-founder of Small Town Animation Studios, where he and hi

Podcast 104: The Advocacy Sweet Life | Bridget McNulty
June 03, 2021

I’m fascinated with diabetes care and advocacy efforts in other countries so I was thrilled to connect with Bridget, a fellow T1D making waves in South African healthcare. She goes above and beyond to

Podcast 103: MDI Therapy That’s Got Your Back | Red Maxwell & Dr. Jim Malone
May 12, 2021

As someone who uses MDI therapy to manage my Type 1 diabetes, it was a no brainer to jump on this episode. On May 10th, 2021, the FDA gave clearance for the first-of-its-kind smart pen caps for insuli

Podcast 102: Raising the Voice of People Living with Diabetes | Kyle Jacques Rose
March 27, 2021

Kyle is a seasoned traveler and person living with T1D whose career path has been shaped by the bumps and bruises of living with this disease. He currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Dia

Podcast 101: Understanding the Executive Order Freeze Concerning Insulin | Mike Hoskins & OK State Senator, Carri Hicks
February 22, 2021

This impromptu episode was a no brainer when President Biden took office and put a freeze on past executive orders. The diabetes community flipped out so I contacted two friends who can help me and th

Podcast 100: Everything is Worth Giving a Shot | Scott Johnson & Kerri Sparling
January 17, 2021

In gearing up for this epic unicorn episode I sincerely reflected on the impact becoming a diabetes advocate has had on my life. Two of the first people I discovered were Kerri Sparling and Scott John