Episode 120 - Diabetics Doing GlucoseZone with Charlie O'Connell

Charlie O’Connell (@Type1CEO on Instagram) is the CEO and founder of GlucoseZone, the first exercise program designed for people living with Diabetes.

Charlie takes us through his life as an athlete, both before and after he was diagnosed. He takes us through what it was like going through his first college football season at the University of Pennsylvania, because it was also his first season with Type-1 Diabetes.

Charlie and I share war stories about being athletes, and share many philosophies on competition, preparation, etc., but what’s most interesting to me is Charlie’s story as a Type 1 Diabetic entrepreneur.

After leaving his job, Charlie went to Africa on a mission to “find himself” he had no way of knowing it would lead him to his true purpose, to help people with Diabetes find success in exercise and fitness.

That led Charlie on a wild journey to found Fitscript, which has evolved into GlucoseZone. Check out Charlie’s story and let us know what you think!

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Episode 119 - Diabetics Doing Stoicism with Chris Ruden

Chris Ruden (@ChrisRuden on Instagram) joins the podcast for his first solo interview, and he and Rob discuss their approaches to life, Diabetes, comparison, and social media as it relates to stoicism and stoic philosophy.

Chris Ruden is a public speaker, fitness coach, holds National and State Records for powerlifting, has lived with Diabetes for 9 years, and was born with a disability which up until recently, he hid from the world. He discusses how his life has changed over the years and how stoicism, vulnerability and mindset allowed him to make the changes that powered him to where he is today.

Chris was recently on season 1 of Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s TV series “The Titan Games,” and his video on The Rock’s Instagram has been viewed over 5.4 million times. He’s a super inspiring guy and I hope you enjoy my great conversation about stoicism and life with Chris Ruden.