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.

Episode 118 - JDRF North Texas Social Media Panel

This episode was recorded live on February 24, 2019 at the JDRF North Texas Type One Nation Summit. Over 650 people attended the conference, either living with Type 1 Diabetes, a caregiver of someone with Type 1 Diabetes or a healthcare professional.

For the second year in a row, Rob Howe hosts the Social Media panel, where Type 1 Diabetes social media influencers discuss the Diabetes Online Community and leave attendees with inspiring messages.

Joining Rob on the panel are:

  • Austin Fuerst - @Everyday_T1D

  • Jill Rippolone - @T1dChick

  • Chris Ruden - @ChrisRuden

  • Paloma Kemak - @GlitterGlucose

  • Ariel Lawrence - @Justalittle_suga

The conversation spans about 1 hour, and has excellent sound bites from each of the panelists. We also take a few questions towards the end. This is the first of these panels that I recorded, but if you’d like Rob to come to your JDRF Chapter and do something similar, just shoot him an