Episode 29: Marriage with diabetes

In this episode, we return to the topic of relationships. Highlighting an interview with Chris and Lorraine Stiehl this podcast focuses on marriage with diabetes in the mix. Chris has been living with diabetes for more than 50 years. He and Lorraine have been married for more than 30 of those years. Together they encourage everyone with diabetes to realize they can do and be whatever they want, and share what’s worked for them in their partnership.


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Episode 27: Relationships with diabetes

Relationships with diabetes? Or diabetes in relationships? Which is it?

In this episode Corinna and Scott talk about diabetes’ effect on their personal relationships. And we play highlights from a recent interview with Daniele Hargenrader, a.k.a. The Diabetes Dominator, on this topic.

Every personal relationship can feel the effect of diabetes, not just romantic relationships. But also family relationships, work relationships, and social relationships. What are the keys to keeping these relationships healthy and helpful? Listen as we share some ideas.

You can hear the complete interview with Daniele Hargenrader here: http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/diabetes-in-relationships-with-daniele-hargenrader/.

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Episode 22: BE AWESOME

Only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Yikes! Here’s how you can be part of the 8%.

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Sarah Edwards talk about Dr. Jody Stanislaw’s BE AWESOME formula — 9 principles for creating healthy habits that stick in the long run.

Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 from one of the top holistic medical schools in the country, Bastyr University. She has had Type 1 diabetes herself for 35 years. Ever since her diagnosis at the age of 7, she has wanted to be a model for and help others live a healthy and vibrant life in spite of diabetes….and that is exactly what she does! She has helped people all over the country not only lower their A1c, and focuses on helping patients increase their energy and feel better overall.

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Episode 20: Words Matter in Diabetes

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Stephen Shaul (you may know his blog happy-medium.net 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 (www.tc.edu/diabetes) 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.

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Episode 19: Diabetes Distress

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Sarah Edwards discuss Registered Dietitian Vai Jun Lam’s Master Chat on diabetes distress, how to identify it and respond effectively.

The chronic aspect of diabetes is not an easy pill to swallow.  The magnitude of its effects in an individual’s lifestyle can be both overwhelming and daunting, physically and emotionally.  Diabetes distress is the confluence of anxiety and depression that can result from the challenges of daily diabetes management.  This presentation aims to talk about the relationship between anxiety and diabetes management, as anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand and can potentially affect one’s quality of life.  In fact the combination of anxiety and diabetes can exacerbate symptoms, however signs of anxiety can often be overlooked by many people.  This presentation includes various helpful tips to manage anxiety along with diabetes, as well as ways to recognize anxiety in your own or a loved one’s life.

Based in Hong Kong, Vai Jun Lam (also known as VJ) is a registered dietitian who has worked with patients of multiple backgrounds and conditions.  Her areas of expertise include nutrition support and diabetes management.  After graduating from McGill University in Canada, she worked in a community center that focused on weight management for children.  For the past two years ago, she has been a founding part of a multidisciplinary diabetes care team in Hong Kong where she provides individual and group counseling in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  Her great interest in diabetes led her to pursue a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University.

 

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program.  This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!

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Episode 17: Gastric Bypass Surgery

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Emily Coles discuss gastric bypass surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. What does this treatment for morbid obesity entail? And how did one person make the decision to undertake bariatric surgery?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 95% of all cases of diabetes, with obesity being the primary cause. Current approaches to managing type 2 diabetes include lifestyle intervention (weight loss, food choices, exercise) and medications. Registered Nurse Heidi C. Hartmann-Rothe will highlight how bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool for weight loss for appropriate candidates. Gastric bypass surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, and may enable some people with type 2 diabetes to go off certain medications. Heidi will share her own journey with type 2 diabetes and life after bariatric surgery.

Heidi C. Hartmann-Rothe has been a Registered Nurse for more than 15 years, is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Diabetes Education and Management at Teachers College Columbia University. She volunteers for Health and Hospitals Corporation in the Diabetes TeleHealth Program and is working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Heidi also volunteers at Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership, a free medical clinic run by medical students for the uninsured/underinsured/homeless in Harlem, where she is providing diabetes education and building a Diabetes Education Program. Heidi lives in midtown Manhattan, New York, with her husband and two very spoiled cats.

Make a donation to Diabetes Hands Foundation by going to: https://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/donate

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Master Chat Series: Diabetes Distress and the Emotional Side of Diabetes

The chronic aspect of diabetes is not an easy pill to swallow.  The magnitude of its effects in an individual’s lifestyle can be both overwhelming and daunting, physically and emotionally.  Diabetes distress is the confluence of anxiety and depression that can result from the challenges of daily diabetes management.  This presentation aims to talk about the relationship between anxiety and diabetes management, as anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand and can potentially affect one’s quality of life.  In fact the combination of anxiety and diabetes can exacerbate symptoms, however signs of anxiety can often be overlooked by many people.  This presentation includes various helpful tips to manage anxiety along with diabetes, as well as ways to recognize anxiety in your own or a loved one’s life.

Based in Hong Kong, Vai Jun Lam (also known as VJ) is a registered dietitian who has worked with patients of multiple backgrounds and conditions.  Her areas of expertise include nutrition support and diabetes management.  After graduating from McGill University in Canada, she worked in a community center that focused on weight management for children.  For the past two years ago, she has been a founding part of a multidisciplinary diabetes care team in Hong Kong where she provides individual and group counseling in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  Her great interest in diabetes led her to pursue a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program.  This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!


Episode 16: Type 2 Blame & Shame with Susan Guzman

Have you ever felt blamed for your diabetes? Embarrassed to tell people you have diabetes? Do you feel that on some level having diabetes is your fault? In this episode, Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Melissa Lee of Diabetes Hands Foundation will discuss the shame and blame that so many people with type 2 diabetes feel, diabetes awareness month initiatives, and then listen to what Dr. Susan Guzman and Emily Coles tell us about what we can do to combat it. Join us!

Make a donation to Diabetes Hands Foundation by going to: https://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/donate

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Master Chat Series: Diabetes Burnout and How Your Healthcare Team Can Help

Download Esther’s slides here:  Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes is a chronic disease, and sometimes people with diabetes feel overwhelmed and discouraged by the many roles and responsibilities involved with managing diabetes. Sometimes they become disillusioned and discouraged, and engage in behaviors that put them at risk for developing complications. This combination of feelings and behaviors are termed “diabetes burnout”.

This talk by Esther Igu, RN, MS, examines factors that contribute to diabetes burnout, including what role the healthcare team may play in perpetuating diabetes burnout, and what strategies can be implemented to address burnout by the patient, and in what ways the healthcare team can facilitate managing burnout in patients with diabetes.

Esther lives in San Francisco, where she works as an inpatient nurse on a step-down unit. She has been a nurse for ten years and previously worked as a diabetes educator in a community hospital. Esther is interested in the factors that lead to diabetes burnout and strategies to prevent and address it.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program. This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!


Episode 10: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes burnout is real. This week Corinna and Mike discuss their experiences with burnout and we play an interview we did with Author Ginger Vieira. Ginger wrote the book Dealing With Diabetes Burnout: How to recharge and get back on track when you feel frustrated and overwhelmed living with diabetes. Her book is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management.

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TuDiabetes Live Interview: "Diabetes and Eating Disorders" with Asha Brown

We Are Diabetes is an organization primarily devoted to promoting support and awareness for people with type 1 diabetes who suffer from eating disorders (ED-DMT1). WAD is dedicated to providing guidance, hope and resources to those who may be struggling, as well as to their families and loved ones.
We Are Diabetes also advocates for living well and living strong with T1D. The daily challenges of living with this disease, as well as the emotional and financial toll it takes, can oftentimes result in a sense of defeat or isolation. WAD strives to help those who feel alone in their chronic illness find inspiration and courage to live healthy, happy lives!
Asha is the Founder of We Are Diabetes. She is a member of The ADA Woman and Diabetes Subcommittee, and is also an active member of Diabetes Advocates. Asha has worked first-hand with families, patients, educators and medical professionals across the USA. She strives to educate others about her personal experiences with ED-DMT1 and offers hope and support to others who may be struggling. Asha has spoken on the Family Panel at NEDA, at The Park Nicollet Melrose Center, JDRF, Diabetes Sisters and numerous other organizations. Asha’s published articles can be found online on Diabetes Health, Glu, dlife, DiabetesMine and many other diabetes related websites. Her passion for connecting people to the help they deserve continues to grow as she continues to establish relationships with eating disorder treatment facilities across the county.

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TuDiabetes Live interview with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, creator of The Diabetes Unconference

We’ll talk with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, founder of The Diabetes UnConference, which will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas from March 13-15, 2015.
The Diabetes UnConference follows the “unconference” concept of peer-to-peer idea exchange made popular by the tech community. The actual agenda is set the first morning of the conference, drawing from the needs and desires of the attendees and discussions will focus on the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes.
An “unconference” allows participants to create and moderate the agenda, allowing for a wide variety of topics and viewpoints that might never be covered in a traditional conference. Using various sharing methods that focus on drawing out responses from all attendees, those in the room learn from each other in a peer to peer environment.
This conference welcomes all adults with diabetes.Those with diabetes, regardless of type (Type 1, Type 2, LADA) all have thoughts and feelings about living well with diabetes. All of us have fears about complications. All of us have ideas about how to live well with diabetes. All of us want to feel good about ourselves and stay healthy. None of our pancreases work like they should. Diabetes is diabetes. We can all learn from each other.
Register to attend The Diabetes UnConference!

Diagnosed at twelve with Type 1 diabetes, Christel works with other prominent advocates to heighten public awareness and create meaningful positive changes in the diabetes community. She devotes her efforts to many diabetes advocacy avenues, including: Strip Safely, a grassroots advocacy program for blood glucose meter accuracy; The Diabetes Collective, Inc., which produces The DiabetesUnConference; and Diabetes Advocates, a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation. You can find her thoughts on life with diabetes as a lifestyle columnist at dlife.com, as a contributor at A Sweet Life, and on her personal blog, www.theperfectd.com.

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Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
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