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#015: Deanna Paolantonio
After being diagnosed with T1D at 25 years old, Deanna had to figure out how to make it fit into her life of dance and fitness. She talks about finding a nurse who won’t hold her back, telling her coworkers about her T1D, and competing in a Tough Mudder race just months after diagnosis. Teaching Zumba provided her an outlet for comping with T1D, which informed her PhD research: she studies how dance can assist young girls with body image and self-esteem issues.
#014: Will Pericak and Jordan Morris Talk T1D as Professional Athletes in Seattle
Will Pericak of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Jordan Morris MLS player on the Seattle Sounders talk about not letting T1D stop them from playing and excelling at the sports they love. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
#013: Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Ever Hit Your Stride?
Blogger and playwright Jessie Bear talks about how an initial diagnosis with type 2 diabetes 2 ½ years ago has taken her on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and even self-loathing. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
#012: Every Advance Counts: Lessening the Burden of T1D
On World Diabetes Day this special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, features JDRF Chief Mission Officer, Aaron Kowalski talking about the differences between type 1 and type 2, the past and future of insulin, and promising research for all types of diabetes. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell podcast.
#011: Sending Isa to School
In this first special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, Greg and Kristina Dooley, proud parents of six year old triplets, share their story of finding the right school for one of their daughters, Isabella, who is living with type 1 diabetes. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell podcast.
The First Year
In the first year of Beta Cell, we had conversations with some truly inspiring people living with type 1 diabetes. We recap some of our favorite moments to celebrate our first birthday.
T1D Looks Like Me Trailer
For National Diabetes Awareness Month, Beta Cell has partnered with JDRF to produce a 4-part "T1D Looks Like Me" podcast series. Every Monday this month we’ll release a new episode on a different topic and JDRF will post additional resources and materials on their website to go along with it. Here's a preview of what's in store.
#010: Grace Bonney
Grace Bonney is the founder of the popular design blog Design*Sponge. In January of 2016, at 35 years old, Grace was misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After several weeks of starving herself, going on fast walks several times a day, and taking drugs that left her in excruciating pain in order to keep her blood sugars somewhat under control, she suspected that she probably had type 1 diabetes instead. Grace talks about realizing how little doctors know about T1D, running a business after...
Bonus Clip #009: Trevor Torres
Kids are heading off to college for the first time and, in addition to all the normal college anxieties, people with T1D have to figure out how T1D fits into their social lives. In this bonus clip from episode #009 with Trevor Torres, he talks about how he used T1D as an ice breaker to meet new people.
#009: Trevor Torres
Trevor Torres was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his freshman year of high school. He started calling himself the "Diabetes Evangelist" because he would always joke about how getting T1D could help his friends with their problems, such as eating healthier or exercising more. He's now a senior studying cognitive science at the University of Michigan and he shares his methods for keeping a positive outlook on T1D.
Bonus Clip #008: Libby Russell
A bonus clip from episode #008 with Libby Russell: a look behind the scenes of recording Beta Cell and the interesting (and delicious) conversations that can sometimes occur.
#006: Jim Natal
Jim Natal was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old in 1978. 38 years later, he still struggles with maintaining the balance between controlling his diabetes and leading a fulfilling life without worrying about every high or low blood sugar. In his first book of poetry, In the Bee Trees, he shares the story of his diagnosis: Learning To Live With It Barbara taught me to give injections to an orange, thick pop of penetration through the skin, short smooth glide into soft...
#004: Rachel Zinman
Rachel Zinman was diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) at 48 years old. Being a yoga instructor for two decades, her diagnosis initially made her feel guilty and ashamed but through her practice, Rachel has come to terms with her diabetes. She shares her story as well as a guide to yoga for people with diabetes in her new book, Yoga for Diabetes.