Live Interview with Dr. Phil McGraw! Wednesday May 11th 3:30 pm ET

Join the conversation! May 11th 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT

Join us HERE at the time and date of the event
Dr. Phil McGraw is best known as the host of the top-rated daytime talk show, “Dr. Phil.” He is also an accomplished author, having written eight New York Times No. 1 bestsellers and is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets.

Dr. Phil has lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 25 years. He has recently partnered with AstraZeneca for the “ON IT Movement,” an awareness campaign that seeks to empower adults living with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in managing the condition to get on – and stay on – a healthy path. The campaign leverages Dr. Phil’s personal experience living with type 2 diabetes and his professional experience as a former practicing clinical psychologist to engage, motivate and inspire people to commit to take action and more effectively manage their type 2 diabetes. In addition, the ON IT Movement seeks to elevate the national conversation around type 2 diabetes to encourage appropriate action that will better support people living with the condition. #OnItMovement.

Live Interview with Jonathan G. Ownby, MD and Trip Stoner Georgia T1 Day at the Capital

Type 1 Awareness Day at the Georgia Capital!
Our own member Trip Stoner will recount her story about getting this project up and running.

She couldn’t have done it without her fantastic endocrinologist Jonathan G. Ownby, MD. Dr. Ownby joined Atlanta Diabetes Associates in 2012. He is a Tennessee native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lee University. He graduated medical school from the University of Tennessee and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

He then moved to Atlanta and completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Ownby practices general Endocrinology and is involved in diabetes research.

Join Dr. Ownby, Trip, Scott Johnson and Rick Phillips for an insider’s look into getting a project like this off the ground.

Episode 25: Spare a Rose, Save a Child

In this special episode Corinna Cornejo speaks with Scott Johnson about the genesis of Spare a Rose, Save a Child.

You may know Scott as the US Communications Lead for MySugr or from his Scott’s Diabetes blog. He’s also a founding member of Partnering for Diabetes Change (also known as P4DC), the organization behind this annual fundraising campaign that supports the International Diabetes Federation‘s Life of a Child program.

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day Spare A Rose, Save A Child asks you to consider giving your sweetheart one less rose and donating the cost of that bloom to the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign. By donating US$5 you will keep a child with diabetes in the developing world alive by supporting the International Diabetes Federation’s Life of a Child program. Commit to a recurring monthly donation of US$5 and you will keep a child alive for the whole year.

Go to to donate via PayPal.

Everybody Talks Diabetes Podcast Corinna Cornejo

Episode 20: Words Matter in Diabetes

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Stephen Shaul (you may know his blog or his Diabetes by the Numbers podcast) discuss how the words we use have an impact on the lives of people living with diabetes.

Emily Coles interviewed Jane K. Dickinson, a nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 40 years. In 1993 Jane gave her first talk on the importance of considering language when working with people who have diabetes, and she has been interested in the impact that words have on our diabetes experiences ever since. Jane oversees the (online) Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management Program at Teachers College Columbia University ( and incorporates discussions on using patient-centered and strengths-based language into each of the courses she teaches. Jane also provides diabetes education to patients, families, and health care professionals in northwest Colorado.

In March 2015 Jane began researching the effect of words on diabetes. In this live interview Jane will share the results of the focus groups she conducted, including the virtual focus group that was held here on tudiabetes. Jane’s own experience with words and diabetes, as well as her research  findings, have prepared her to work with diabetes professionals and patients alike. Jane’s goal is to help people adopt more empowering words when speaking or writing about diabetes and those who live with it.

Everybody Talks Diabetes Podcast Corinna Cornejo

Episode 18: Re-branding Diabetes

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Heather Gabel discuss the second in a series of LIVE Interviews with Dr. Susan Guzman, PhD.

In her last interview on TuDiabetes Susan discussed the shame and blame that people with type 2 diabetes often face, as a result of widespread misunderstanding about what causes this condition, and what it really is.  This week’s discussion will continue that conversation, but move into ideas about how to change the general public concept of type 2 diabetes from one molded by misunderstanding, misinformation and stereotyping into one of compassion, understanding and admiration for the millions of people working hard to thrive with type 2 diabetes.

Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming emotional challenges that interfere with management, family issues, and promoting attitudes that support living well with diabetes, from diagnosis throughout life. Dr. Guzman integrates empathy, acceptance and practical guidance to help people better utilize their strengths in living life with diabetes.

In 2003, Dr. Guzman co-founded the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first non-profit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes. At BDI, she has served as the Director of Clinical/Educational Services developing and leading programs for people with diabetes and their families. She developed and led many of BDI’s clinical programs, including “Defeating the Depression/Diabetes Connection” (an intensive, multi-week series), the “Just for Parent’s Program” and “Living Well with Complications” workshop. She also held programs for women with type 1 diabetes, spouses/partners, men with diabetes, and other specialized psycho-educational programs for those with diabetes.

Dr. Guzman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1998. She specialized in diabetes following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego where she served as the psychological liaison to Scripps Health’s Diabetes Advisory Committee.

Everybody Talks Diabetes Podcast Corinna Cornejo

Episode 2: Sierra Sandison Miss Idaho 2014

During this episode Corinna Cornejo (type 2) and Mike Lawson (type 1) talk about Miss Idaho 2014 Sierra Sandison’s new book Sugar Linings: Finding The Bright Side Of Type 1 Diabetes as well as the value we see in spokespeople with diabetes.

Then we played an interview with Sierra Sandison where we talk about what “beauty” means and how people #ShowMeYourPump has inspired people to be out and proud about their chronic conditions.

Check out all of the EVERYBODY TALKS episodes here!

Everybody Talks Diabetes Podcast Mike Lawson Corinna Cornejo

TuDiabetes Live Interview with Sara Soka: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Thousands of residents of Berkeley, CA,are standing up to the soda industry by supporting the soda tax on next November’s ballot. The link between sugary drinks and diseases like diabetes is undeniable, and the CDC now projects that 1 of every 3 kids will get diabetes in their lifetimes unless we do something about it. The tax will be a huge step forward for children’s health, and is endorsed by prominent organizations and individuals across Berkeley – the NAACP, Latinos Unidos, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and many more.

Read this op-ed piece for more information and a perspective on the issue.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube

TuDiabetes Live interview with Zoe Heineman: Hypoglycemia Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY, (September 5, 2014) – “Hypoglycemia Awareness,” also known as “Ha!” launches an initiative this month to raise public awareness of severe hypoglycemia, an ongoing risk for people with diabetes. In order to mitigate the safety risk of severe hypoglycemia in public settings, a magenta “G” icon for glucose, was introduced to indicate the presence of treatment. The “G” represents some of the commonly used treatments carried by people with diabetes beginning with a “G” such as: glucose tablets, glucose gels or glucagon in an emergency kit.

Magenta “G” stickers are being distributed by “Hypoglycemia Awareness” during this first Hypoglycemia Awareness Month of September. About the concept of the magenta “G”, Zoe Heineman, the founder of “Ha!” who has Type 1 diabetes said, “To minimize the response time during a medical emergency, we keep this magenta “G” icon over any place where they carry a supply of their own personal glucose treatment. As we begin to adopt the use of the “G,” others around us will know where to look to find a source of treatment when assistance is required.”

Attendees of the interview can receive a free “G” sticker in the mail! Just send your address to the TuDiabetes Community Manager, Emily, after the event 🙂

“Ha!” was founded earlier this year to meet a growing unmet need for understanding of hypoglycemia among the general public. “Ha!” provides training to employer groups and public organizations, such as police departments, on what to look for when someone is experiencing hypoglycemia in public, and how to appropriately respond in order to minimize the interruption it causes.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube

TuDiabetes Live Interview with Chris and Lorraine Stiehl

Lorraine and Chris Stiehl live in San Diego and have been married for nearly 30 years. They have a long history of providing passionate support for numerous diabetes causes including the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF).

Due to his positive attitude and zest for life, Chris has survived 54 years of type 1 diabetes. Chris is a management and marketing strategist who has worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies. For the past 15 years, he and Lorraine have owned their own business, StiehlWorks, and have helped hundreds of corporate and non-profit clients to help assess the “Voice of the Customer.”

Lorraine worked for JDRF for 14 years and currently serves on the JDRF International Board and leads JDRF Advocacy. Lorraine was honored to have been named the 1992 JDRF National Staff Member of the Year and also the 2010 JDRF National Volunteer of the Year. For nearly 13 years Lorraine worked for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Center. She currently serves on the DHF Board of Directors.

Beside DHF and JDRF, Lorraine and Chris have been active volunteers in the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the diaTribe Foundation, TCOYD, Insulin Dependence, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.
Defying the odds – living with diabetes for more than half a century

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube

World Diabetes Day 2013 – Sidewalk Chalk Timelapse

The Diabetes Hands Foundation and DASH celebrated World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2013 at the Downtown Berkeley BART station. We handed out information (14 Things To Do On World Diabetes Day) and we drew a large blue circle using sidewalk chalk.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube