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Real stories, interviews and news from the global diabetic community.
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On todays show, Dr. James Thompson returns discussing how to manage diabetes by healing your gut biome.  A holistic health coach and board certified doctor, specializing in food allergy and immunology.After taking on a diet challenge called the Daniel fast through his church; Dr. Thompson had a life changing experience that would forever change his practice and the direction of care for his patients. He talks with us about his journey, the importance of food and the connections to chronic conditions such as diabetes.Dr. Thompson graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and served as chief resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Thompson underwent allergy and immunology training at Washington University and is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.Dr. Thompson is a holistic nutrition health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He is incorporating holistic nutrition concepts into the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases in order to achieve better health and reduce the need for conventional medications.Thanks Dr. Thompson for your passion, vision and advocacy!You can follow Dr. Thompson at:Twitter:https://twitter.com/allergyspecWebsite: https://www.allergists-asthma.com/our-doctorsFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy@diet_bites
Happy Holidays everyone, we are taking a few weeks off to recharge for 2021.Stacy and I both want to wish you all the happiest of the holiday season and a fantastic 2021! We'd like to thank all of you, our listeners, followers and supporters for everything you have done for us this past year. We are nothing without you. We hope in some small way that our show, YouTube channel and website have provided support, inspiration, community and engagement. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your lives and for spending some of your time with us. We look forward to being together again in 2021. Be safe, happy and healthyWhere to find us at DiabeticSAVVY, LLCWebsite:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis continue their talk with Reiki Masters and Intuitive Life Coaches: Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier.Terry and Michael share their stories and discuss the value and benefits of energy therapies with chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and how these types of therapies can potentially aid with managing them.Over the last 5 years, Terry and Michael have become sought after speakers, consultants and leaders in the areas reiki, chakra clearing and reflexology.  Additionally, they also facilitate healing workshops including “Whats Next!” and “The Artist’s Way and Beyond”.In the first of three parts of this interview, we talk about their stories, energy therapies and new life starting points.Thank you Terry and Michael for your work, passion and energy!You can follow both Terry and Michael, their services and workshops at:www.terryopalek.comwww.michaelfrontier.comInstagram at:Terry OpalekMichael FrontierFacebook at:Terry OpalekMichael FrontierFind Davis and Stacy at:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube @diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook @diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with Reiki Masters and Intuitive Life Coaches: Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier.Terry and Michael share their stories and discuss the value and benefits of energy therapies with chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and how these types of therapies can potentially aid with managing them.Over the last 5 years, Terry and Michael have become sought after speakers, consultants and leaders in the areas reiki, chakra clearing and reflexology.  Additionally, they also facilitate healing workshops including “Whats Next!” and “The Artist’s Way and Beyond”.In the first of three parts of this interview, we talk about their stories, energy therapies and new life starting points.Thank you Terry and Michael for your work, passion and energy!You can follow both Terry and Michael, their services and workshops at:www.terryopalek.comwww.michaelfrontier.comInstagram at:Terry OpalekMichael FrontierFacebook at:Terry OpalekMichael FrontierFind Davis and Stacy at:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube @diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook @diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On part two of our two part show, we are thrilled to be talking with April Blackwell, a NASA Engineer, blogger and Diabetes advocate.April shares her story and passion for space, Star Trek, engineering and diabetes advocacy. Where to follow April:Website:http://www.nerdyapril.comInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/nerdyaprilWhere to find us at DiabeticSAVVY, LLCWebsite:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook @diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On part one of our two part show, we are thrilled to be talking with April Blackwell, a NASA Engineer, blogger and Diabetes advocate.April shares her story and passion for space, Star Trek, engineering and diabetes advocacy. Where to follow April:Website:http://www.nerdyapril.comInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/nerdyaprilWhere to find us at DiabeticSAVVY, LLCWebsite:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook @diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis continue our talk with Dr. James Thompson.  A holistic health coach and board certified doctor, specializing in food allergy and immunology.After taking on a diet challenge called the Daniel fast through his church; Dr. Thompson had a life changing experience that would forever change his practice and the direction of care for his patients. He talks with us about his journey, the importance of food and the connections to chronic conditions such as diabetes.Dr. Thompson graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and served as chief resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Thompson underwent allergy and immunology training at Washington University and is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.Dr. Thompson is a holistic nutrition health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He is incorporating holistic nutrition concepts into the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases in order to achieve better health and reduce the need for conventional medications.Thanks Dr. Thompson for your passion, vision and advocacy!You can follow Dr. Thompson at:Twitter:https://twitter.com/allergyspecWebsite: https://www.allergists-asthma.com/our-doctorsFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with Dr. James Thompson.  A holistic health coach and board certified doctor, specializing in food allergy and immunology.After taking on a diet challenge called the Daniel fast through his church; Dr. Thompson had a life changing experience that would forever change his practice and the direction of care for his patients. He talks with us about his journey, the importance of food and the connections to chronic conditions such as diabetes.Dr. Thompson graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and served as chief resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Thompson underwent allergy and immunology training at Washington University and is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.Dr. Thompson is a holistic nutrition health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He is incorporating holistic nutrition concepts into the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases in order to achieve better health and reduce the need for conventional medications.Thanks Dr. Thompson for your passion, vision and advocacy!You can follow Dr. Thompson at:Twitter:https://twitter.com/allergyspecWebsite: https://www.allergists-asthma.com/our-doctorsFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with Lexie, an amazing diabetes advocate and social media influencer, better known as theDivabetic™ on Instagram.   She’s sassy, honest and passionate about diabetes awareness and empowerment.Through her blog: the Sugarless Society, Lexie promotes living with diabetes as beautiful, strong and compassionate.  With her custom jewelry line of Leauxmed medical bracelets that offer critical information when needed but with a trendy, luxurious style that you want to show off rather than hide. Lexie is changing the way most think about their condition one bracelet at a time. We are thrilled to share her story, insights about living with diabetes but also about PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome. A hormonal condition that also affects many women in the diabetic community and can often go undiagnosed before permanent damage is done.Please follow Lexie on Instagram and her blog. She is an amazing member of the diabetes community.Thanks Lexie for your passion, vision and great jewelry, you truly are a Divabetic!You can follow Lexie at:Her website: The Sugarless societyInstagram at: @thedivabeticYou can also find Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with Canadian diabetes educator and author, Karen Graham. We are celebration the launch of her newly revised books, Diabetes Essentials, the Diabetes  Meals for Good Health cookbook and the Complete Diabetes Guide.We talk about her books, her perspective about the challenges facing the diabetes community today and how choice is affecting your ability to self manage your type 2 diabetes.Karen Graham, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Having been a nutrition counsellor for 30 years and a public health dietitian for eight years; she believes in the importance of good nutrition and exercise to fuel the soul and body.She has authored the updated Health & Wellness Series: Diabetes Essentials, Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook and Complete Diabetes Guide. The cookbook has sold over a quarter of a million copies, and includes life-size photographs of complete meals for diabetes or weight loss. These books are co-authored with well-known American physician and diabetes Endocrinologist, Dr. Mansur Shomali. These three books are an important tool in the fight against type 2 diabetes. If you want to have a doctor and a dietitian at your fingertips, then you need these three books. Links to purchase the books at Amazon are below:The Complete Diabetes Guidehttps://amzn.to/34uTcTxDiabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook:https://amzn.to/31LQFm2Diabetes Essentials:https://amzn.to/35DCWPgThanks Karen for your passion, vision and great books!You can follow Karen at:www.diabetesbooks.caFacebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100019319331566Instagram at:https://www.instagram.com/diabetesbooksFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bitesThe site, podcast and our mobile application may contain links to affiliate websites, and we receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links. See our website for further details.
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with Endocrinologist and App developer, Dr. Chi Tang.  Dr. Tang has created a universal application to support and improve diabetes management and care.Some of the biggest challenges with the doctor/patient relationship is time, trust and objectivity. Dr. Tangs “Help my Diabetes" app solves many of these concerns through his evolving application which can support the diabetic community when needed most, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: all form the comfort of your phone and/or tablet.We talk more about his story, his advocacy and his amazing application, Help my Diabetes.Thank you Dr. Tang for your passion, vision and great application!You can follow Dr. Tang at:Griffin Hospital website:https://www.griffinhealth.org/find-a-doctor/results/details/id/737?name=chi+tang+mdFacebook at:https://www.facebook.com/helpmydiabetesFind the help my Diabetes application at:Apple/iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/help-my-diabetes/id1514328922Android/Google Play store:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helpmydiabetes&hl=enFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram @diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites#diabetes, #endocrinology, @griffinhospital, #podcast, @diet_bites, #technology, #betterhealth
On todays show, Stacy cannot be with us this week, so Davis is solo!This week, Davis talks with Jai Smith, better know on social media as @type2princess.  Jai is an outspoken diabetes advocate and her message is as real as it gets regarding living with diabetes.  She is funny, sassy and brutally honest about her experience living with type 2 diabetes.Jai shares her story, successes, fears and what she has learned that can help others navigate their diagnosis successfully.Thanks Jai for your passion, candor and honesty!You can follow Jai at:Twitter at: twitter.com/Type2PrincessInstagram at: www.instagram.com/type2diabeticprincess/Find Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
On todays show, we are thrilled to be talking with Zack Melzer, President of Tova Industries; manufacturers of a wide variety specialty food products including Carbquick baking mix and Carbalose flour.Established in 1985 as a manufacturer, packer and distributor of dry food products.Tova has been recognized nationally as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Where to find Tova Industries products and Information:Where to buy Carbquick and Carbalose Flour*:https://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?pid=219&aid=4564Tova Industries:http://www.tovaindustries.comWhere to find us at DiabeticSAVVY, LLCWebsite:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites* This link uses affiliate links which means that there may be compensation involved with reader actions. As an affiliate associate partner sites, I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that the links on this website that lead to other sites may be affiliate links.
On todays show, Stacy and Davis talk with celebrity chef, Harsh Kedia.  A young progressive chef that is pushing the culinary experience forward for the diabetic community in India and abroad.After being diagnosed over 10 years ago, Chef Kedia learned cook and bake as a way to manage his condition and love of food. This early success launched his career as “A Diabetic Chef” and ultimately, his new line of stevia based chocolate bars.We talk more about his story, his advocacy and passion for great chocolate in this episode, enjoy.Thank you Chef for your passion, vision and great chocolate!You can follow Chef Harsh Kedia at:www.adiabeticchef.comTwitter at: twitter.com/adiabeticchefInstagram at: instagram.com/adiabeticchefFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Episode 15On todays show, we talk with comedian and community advocate, Chelcie Rice about making hard choices, what it was like living with diabetes before the internet and making soap in 2020.Better known as Type1comedian all over social media; Chelcie’s humorous yet powerful perspective and story is both refreshing, relevant and inspiring.You can follow Chelcie at:Twitter at: twitter.com/ChelcieRiceInstagram at: instagram.com/type1comedianFind us Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to die of heart disease, stroke and other related complications than those without diabetes. So it's easy to understand or assume that being approved for life insurance would be challenging.While potentially uncomfortable, exploring ways to support and protect your family, friends and those that will be responsible for your affairs in your absence is one of the most important things you can do in your life. Diabetes should not stop you.This week we interview Chris Bryan, an agent with State Farm Insurance, who will share some tips on how to get approved for life insurance with diabetes or other chronic conditions.Chris can be reached online at:https://www.chrisbryansf.comOr on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/chrisbryansfFind Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvy@diet_bitesTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Today we talk with Chuck Schultz, author of the book Dynamic Business Strategies and the owner of Dragon Dynamics; a consulting firm that provides consulting, life coaching and online learning systems for both businesses and individuals to improve all aspects of their business and personal life.Today we discuss life coaching and how it can improve diabetes management; and ways to overcome challenges that can accompany living with this disease.Chuck Schultz has been featured on CBS, Fox News, ABC and NBC and can be found at his website: https://dragondynamics.net, and on social media at:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DragonDynamicsLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-schultz-495a625Thanks Chuck for being on the show!~Davis & StacyYou can find Davis and Stacy at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvy@DietBitesSInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Episode 11Regrettably, due to sever weather that knocked out power and internet in our area, we were unable to record this week.  We will back next week with a great interview with Chuck Schultz, a life coach that can support you successfully manage diabetes, a life changing event or simply taking your life to the next level. Find us at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Episode 10On today's show, we discuss how the pandemic is forcing diabetics to ration treatment and medication. Is this trend due solely to the pandemic, or has it just made it worse? A new study supports continued evidence of sleep duration and its affects on mortality rates on those with type 2 diabetes. Lastly, more than ever, education is playing a key role in preventing and managing diabetes, but can it be sustained and effective?Links to the articles we discussed:25% of diabetes patients rationing treatments amid pandemic, survey findshttps://www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/25-of-diabetes-patients-rationing-treatments-amid-pandemic-survey-finds.htmlMore evidence linking sleep duration with mortality risk in type 2 diabeteshttps://www.medwirenews.com/diabetes/more-evidence-linking-sleep-duration-mortality-risk-t2d/18231996For preventing and managing diabetes, education is the keyhttps://princewilliamliving.com/for-preventing-and-managing-diabetes-education-is-key/Listener question of the week:Are you having to ration your diabetes medication and if so, why?Let us know at: davisknight@diabeticsavvy.comFind us at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvyInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
Episode 9On today's show, Davis and Stacy discuss the pros and cons of the possible expanding role of pharmacists, and whether or not they should  be allowed to diagnose and prescribe care.Stacy then chats about the best types of snacks you should be eating for the best blood sugar management and Davis shares his thoughts on creative snack ideas.Our last story asks the question, "Whether or not bears can smell insulin and why you should care?"Stacy’s Diet Bites segment highlights her upcoming blog post on invisible carbs.Links to the articles we discussed:Pharmacists Can Improve Diabetes Carehttps://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2020/july2020/pharmacists-can-improve-diabetes-careThe 3 best types of snacks to eat if you have diabeteshttps://www.insider.com/snacks-for-diabeticsCan bears smell insulin?https://www.t1everydaymagic.com/can-bears-smell-insulin/Listener question of the week:What are your favorite diabetic friendly snacks? Let us know on our website page, or email us at: davisknight@diabeticsavvy.comFind us at:Website:www.diabeticsavvy.comYoutube@diabeticsavvywithdavisknightFacebook@diabeticsavvy@DietBitesSInstagram@diabeticsavvyTwitter@diabeticsavvy @diet_bites
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