Everybody Talks


Twice each month we publish a podcast conversations between people living with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes. The topics revolve around things that are important to people touched by diabetes and include interviews from our archive from experts in these fields.

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Cold, Flu, or Allergy?

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. “If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that […]

Managing Insulin in an Emergency

From wildfires to hurricanes, disasters seem to be getting more and more common. Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone, but it’s even more important if you have a chronic health condition like diabetes. Routines suddenly change, supplies and medicines can be hard to get and hard to store, and added stress makes […]

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking. ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? […]

Find the Right Workout Buddy

Trying to get more physically active? You don’t have to go it alone. How about working out with a little help from your friends? Buddies With Benefits When you work out with a partner, you’re likely to: Feel more motivated. When you and your buddy encourage each other, you’ll work harder (and get better results!). […]

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

So far, you’ve had diabetes; it hasn’t had you. You’ve been watching what you eat, making time for physical activity, taking meds, checking your blood sugar, checking your blood sugar again. But then something takes the wind out of your sails. Maybe you’ve been trying hard but not seeing results. Or you developed a health […]

10 tips to strive with diabetes

The DOC , Type 2 and Me

Written by Gary Stem I am long-term Type 2 diabetic, diagnosed in the mid-1990’s. I’m like a lot of T2’s in that I do not remember the date or even the year. I progressed through all the available treatments of the day until one day my doctor said it, “Gary I believe it is time for […]

7 Helpful Tips for Checking Your Blood Sugar and Caring for Your Meter

Most meters come with three parts: Lancet - A needle that is used to get a drop of blood from your finger or another part of your body. Test Strip - The strip where you put the blood you are checking. Control Solutions - Liquid used to make sure your meter is working properly. Meters come […]

Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatment

Taking insulin or other diabetes medicines is often part of treating diabetes. Along with healthy food choices and physical activity, medicine can help you manage the disease. Some other treatment options are also available. What medicines might I take for diabetes? The medicine you take will vary by your type of diabetes and how well […]

Healthy aging with diabetes

As older adults live longer, they may have more than one chronic disease.  Or, they may have a health problem that can lead to another condition or injury if not properly managed.   The older adult may also experience healthcare in various settings, such as the hospital, assisted living facility, or at home. These situations can […]

Family Health History Quiz

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In fact, most people with type 2 diabetes have a family member - such as a mother, father, brother, or sister - with the disease. We encourage you to take advantage of family gatherings to share […]


Why is this medication prescribed? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Glucagon is used to raise very low blood sugar. Glucagon is also used in diagnostic testing of the stomach and other digestive organs. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. How should this […]

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