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8 minutes | May 22, 2021
Beta Cell #34: Update on "Broken Vials"
A short update on Maine bill LD 673, An Act to Create the Insulin Safety Net Program. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @betacellpodcast. Support our work at patreon.com/betacell
48 minutes | May 3, 2021
Beta Cell #33: Walking on Broken Vials
100 years after the discovery of insulin, stories of people falling through the gaps of American healthcare. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @betacellpodcast. Support our work at patreon.com/betacell Things we mention: Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Maine Senate Bill 673 Beyond Type 1’s Testimony on LD673 Craig’s Resignation from Beyond Type 1’s Leadership Council
15 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Beta Cell #32: Opportunity Disparities
We talked to Ashley Butler, Ph.D. about her co-authored paper Type 1 Diabetes Self‐Management Behaviors among Emerging Adults: Racial/Ethnic Differences. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @betacellpodcast. Support our work at patreon.com/betacell
6 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Introducing a new kind of type 1 diabetes nonprofit. Find out more at betacellfoundation.org Register here to join our info session on Wednesday, October 14th at 5 pm PT.
27 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Beta Cell #31: Getting Louder
When Sierra Sandison was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in rural Idaho, she didn’t have anyone to talk to. Now that she does, she’s making sure she’s heard. Read more about Sierra’s decision here. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @betacellpodcast. Support our work at betacellpodcast.com/fanclub.
35 minutes | May 18, 2020
Beta Cell #30: The Dynamic Duo
Brec Bassinger (Stargirl) and Cameron Gellman (Hourman) fight together on-screen to save the world on Stargirl and they fight together off-screen against type 1 diabetes. Brec and Cameron talk about what it’s like to work with another person with type 1 diabetes and how their different personalities compliment each other to help them both lead happier and healthier lives. Beta Cell is supported by listeners, not corporations. Help us by joining our Fan Club. Stay up to date with JDRF's Coronavirus information page.
35 minutes | May 11, 2020
Beta Cell #29: Two For One
Keary Cheney was in Uganda with her husband to adopt a boy when she started feeling sick. After flying back to the US and getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 26 years old, she got a call that a little girl in need of adoption in Uganda was just diagnosed with type 1 too. Find out more about the The Sonia Nabeta Foundation. Beta Cell is supported by listeners, not corporations. Help us by joining our Fan Club. Stay up to date with JDRF's Coronavirus information page.
33 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Beta Cell #28: Diabetes Under Lockdown
Sarah Fletcher, who is living abroad in Madrid, Spain, and Apoorva Gomber, the co-founder of Diabetes India Youth in Action who lives in New Delhi, India, talk about what it's like to live with T1D where they are and how they've been affected by the mandatory lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Beta Cell is supported by listeners, not corporations. Help us by joining our Fan Club. Subscribe to our newsletter. Stay up to date with JDRF's Coronavirus information page.
35 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Beta Cell #27: Overcoming Weakness
In the latest issue of Esquire, Editor-in-Chief Michael Sebastian and Editor-at-Large Dave Holmes discuss being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults and the emotional challenge of feeling like it was a weakness. Stay until the end to hear their reading suggestions for while you're stuck at home. "I Was Afraid to Talk About My Chronic Illness. Now I Realize Why I Have To.," Michael Sebastian "What I Couldn't Say Out Loud," Dave Holmes Beta Cell is supported by listeners, not corporations. Help us by joining our Fan Club. Subscribe to our newsletter. Stay up to date with JDRF's Coronavirus information page.
34 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Beta Cell #26: Chasing Perfect
Kate Hall holds the high school national record and two NCAA championships in long jump. She talks about being a college athlete, her training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and being open about not being a "perfect" diabetic. Stay until the end for her tip on staying fit while stuck at home. Beta Cell is supported by listeners, not corporations. Help us by joining our Fan Club. Subscribe to our newsletter. Stay up to date with JDRF's Coronavirus information page.
27 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Beta Cell #25: Unthankful
It’s that time of year when we're told to think about the ways we’re thankful for type 1 diabetes. But we all have lots of stories of when we were “unthankful” for it. We asked our listeners to share some of theirs. Support the show by joining the Beta Cell Fan Club! This episode was brought to you by Companion Medical. Music by Purple Glitter.
23 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Beta Cell #24: Matt Vande Vegte
Matt was on the varsity rowing team at San Diego State University when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. A year and a half later, his little sister was diagnosed with type 1 as well. Looking to help people with diabetes live healthy lives, Matt and his wife started FTF Warrior, an online health coaching company focused on fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching. Hear bonus clips by joining the Beta Cell Fan Club! This episode was brought to you by Companion Medical. Music by Purple Glitter.
18 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Beta Cell #23: Jordan Laiche
After he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Jordan started playing hockey to force himself to keep his blood sugars controlled. Even though the adrenaline of games made his blood sugars skyrocket, he found that playing was the only time he was able to stop worrying about diabetes. In 2017, Jordan biked across the country with Beyond Type 1's Bike Beyond team. Since then, he’s continued to find new ways to push himself even further. Hear even more Beta Cell by joining the Fan Club! This episode was brought to you by Companion Medical. Music by Purple Glitter.
28 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Beta Cell #22: Abbey Brau
Abbey had been a competitive swimmer in high school, but after she was diagnosed with type 1 at 22 years old, it took a while to relearn how to swim, not to mention live life normally, again. But when the non-profit Beyond Type 1 was putting together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes to bike from New York to San Francisco in the summer of 2017, Abbey signed up. When that was over, she looked for something even harder.
17 minutes | May 13, 2019
Beta Cell #21: Lisa Hepner
Lisa Hepner was studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. While she never hid the fact that she had T1D, she didn't open up about it until she met her husband. With his encouragement, they started working on the documentary film The Human Trial. You can support Beta Cell on Patreon!
33 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Beta Cell #20: Georgi Goldman
Georgi Goldman, a documentary and television producer, talks about camps, knishes, and what happens if you're certified to scuba dive, but afraid the dive shop won't let you go because you have type 1 diabetes. She had a great time diving off a small island in the Philippines, but a terrible time in a hospital on that same small island.
23 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
Beta Cell #19: Anastasia Brien
When you think of genes, you usually think of parents passing things down to their children. But what would happen if it went the other direction? Anastasia talks about her daughter Delilah's T1D diagnosis when she was five years old and then her own less than a year later.
29 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Beta Cell #18: Cassidy Robinson
In the summer 2017, the non-profit Beyond Type 1 put together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes from around to world to bike from New York to San Francisco over 10 weeks in an effort to raise money and, more importantly, awareness for what it means to live with type 1. This is the beginning of a series where I interview members of Team Bike Beyond to figure out what compelled them to sign up for this team and how the journey has changed them since. This first episode is with Cassidy, who has spent her whole life listening to her father tell stories from when he biked across the country when he was 22 years old. Now she has her own to share too. For more information about Bike Beyond or if you want to attend a viewing or even host your very own screening of the Bike Beyond documentary, visit bikebeyond.org.
36 minutes | Jun 17, 2018
Beta Cell #17: Dave Holmes
As a 38 year old triathlete, Dave was confused when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just days after completing the 2009 New York City Marathon. Fast forward six years later, after finally being diagnosed correctly, Dave found support from the Type One Run community to help conquer the real dangers of exercising—and living—with type 1.
21 minutes | Apr 30, 2018
Beta Cell #16: Jasmine Fouts
As a kid, Jasmine hid the fact that she had T1D. She wasn't ashamed or afraid of being judged but was doing it so that other people wouldn't worry about her. She acted like she didn't have T1D so that her friends and family wouldn't be burdened by her disease too. Her management suffered because of this until college, when she had to show three months of good control in order to get approved for an insulin pump. While she's maintained good control since then, she's rebuilt the trust between her and her family from all those years of lying about her blood sugars.
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