Episode 117 - Diabetics Doing Six Until Me with Kerri Sparling

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You’re in the Diabetes online community so you have for sure seen Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme on Instagram) somewhere online, and likely on Sixuntilme.com .

I met Kerri for the first time in 2017 at a JDRF Dallas Type One Nation Summit, where she was giving a keynote presentation. We’ve stayed in touch over the years but finally made the podcast happen before the holidays.

Join as Kerri and I talk Diagnosis, the birth of Six Until Me, the early days of the DOC, her pro-tips on Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch, and how she strives for balance in her Diabetes, personal and professional lives. A must listen.

Episode 116 - Diabetics Doing Things 2018 in review with Rob Howe

It’s that time of year again! The final podcast of 2018.

Rob sits down solo to talk about all the ups and downs of 2018. From appearing in Medtronic’s “Inspired by You” TV commercial, to the American Diabetes Association Conference, to the first international trip for Diabetics Doing Things, 2018 was a marquee year. But it was not without loss. Rob opens up and talks about losing his father, and how that has affected the way he looks at the world and why it means there will be more effort put into meaningful relationships and helping people with Diabetes more than ever.

Rob also shares his travel schedule for the first quarter of 2019, and teases out his newest project “Tools of Type 1s” which will debut on January 8, 2019.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from Rob and the rest of the Diabetics Doing Things team.

Episode 115 - Diabetics Doing Pescatarian Lifestyle and Blogging with Alyssa Soukup

This is the second to last episode of 2018! Alyssa Soukup (@ddpyblog on Instagram) from St. Paul Minnesota, was diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 25.

Alyssa takes us through some of the emotions that go along with being diagnosed later in life, and some of the lifestyle changes she’s made as a result of her T1D.

She also talks about where the inspiration for the DDPY Blog (Diabetic Dancing Pescatarian Yogi) came from, and walks us through her experience as a professional dancer. When Alyssa was 18, she picked up the book “Skinny Bitch” thinking that it would be a humorous read, and discovered many principles of Veganism that others have shared on the pod as well. Although after living as a vegan for some time, Alyssa discovered that the pescatarian diet would be more suitable to her long term.

She is a super great resource and I’m glad she took the time to come on the podcast. Give her pages a follow!

Episode 114 - Diabetics Doing Vegan Marathons with Amy McKinnon

Amy McKinnon (@amymckinnonnutrition on instagram) joins the podcast in yet another episode I thought I’d lost but that has since been found! Amy is a Type-1 Diabetic, nutritionist and long distance runner.

Amy and I talk about her diagnosis at the age of 12, and all the little things that pile up to make a big difference when you’re diagnosed as a teen. Diabetes is the experiment with too many inputs, and Amy discusses how her diet, exercise and mindfulness routines help her maintain a balance, even while running marathons all over the world.

Amy has run 7 marathons and over 40 half marathons over the past 5 years, and has qualified for the Boston Marathon 3 times. Since 2013, Amy has followed a plant based diet, and she and I discuss some of the ins and outs of her Vegan diet and how it plays into her diabetes and training.

Amy is an awesome figure in the T1D community, and a real splash of positivity and energy. She also inspired Marie Diaz to become a runner, and they both recently completed the 2018 NYC Marathon.