Category Archives: podcasts

Allie;s Voice – Episode 1

How Estrogen Influences Glucose Control

When you realize the power estrogen has in the balance of glucose, you may have a new respect for the hormone. An expert in estrogen and beta cells, Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis speaks with me about his work. Our conversation may … Continue reading

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Exercise to Slow T1D Onset

If only we knew of an effective way to slow the onset of Type 1 diabetes. Starting with this premise, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant at University of Birmingham, Dr. Parth Narendran speaks with me about how exercise may prove … Continue reading

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The Abusive Relationship with my Doctor

Trustworthiness is the most valuable tool when it comes to a doctor-patient relationship. It’s been nearly six years since I encountered the most abusive relationship I’ve known in my life. Before I delve further into my explanation of this “abusive … Continue reading

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When Good Cholesterol Turns Bad

Did you know sugar substitutes can kill good HDL cholesterol? There’s more explaining to it and the lead investigator of this study speaks with me to help us understand what this means. Lead researcher Dr. N Rabbani, of the Warwick … Continue reading

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Diabetes Distress vs. Depression

When it comes to the question of mental health, where is the line drawn between normal diabetes distress and meaningful depression? Dr. Lawrence Fisher speaks with me about diabetes distress and how it can affect the family. Dr. Lawrence Fisher … Continue reading

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VBLOC for Diabetes Weight Loss

The name of this device to trigger the brain of fullness is the VBLOC system. The VBLOC works by transmitting signals of fullness to the brain from the stomach through the Vagus nerve. The VBLOC system is made by EnteroMedics (NASDAQ: ETRM). … Continue reading

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The OTF Water Bottle Review

Nalgene was kind enough to send us the OTF water bottle.  OTF stands for on-the-fly.  When I first saw it my initial response was they should have named it WTF.  When looking directly at the bottle the latch release imprinting … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Association T1D Position Statement – 2014

In June 2014, the American Diabetes Association issued a new position statement for Type 1 diabetes care. Dr. Jane Chiang speaks with me about the new position statement and what it means for the promising prognosis of Type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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The Fast Way to Slow T2D Risk

Dr. James Brown is a lecturer in aging metabolism at the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, Ashton University. Dr. Brown spoke with me about how intermittent fasting may be a dietary intervention for the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Gifts for Weight Loss and Health-Conscious People

For the health-conscious or the person you’d like to give a head start on the New Year’s resolution to lose weight – Nalgene is your best bet for a thoughtful gift. Nalgene is to sports bottles as Kleenex is to tissues. … Continue reading

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