Our consumption of information continues to shift and change, and podcasts have become one of the most significant sources of entertainment and education you can find today. When you are someone with diabetes, you want to continue educating yourself on the topic, and finding camaraderie with others is a great way to do that. Luckily, there is no shortage of diabetes podcasts out there to listen to for both educational purposes and enjoyment! Here are some of our favorites.
Amber Clour was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at eight years old. Her life of dealing with type 1 diabetes while living a fulfilled life led her to quit her job as gallery Executive Director and co-found the Daily Diabetes Grind. She takes a no-filter approach and talks very candidly about her experiences with diabetes in hopes of helping others live their lives without being bogged down by diabetes—because it shouldn’t.
Stacey Simms doesn’t have diabetes herself but is raising her son, who was diagnosed with type 1 as a toddler back in 2006. She’s written two hilarious books, The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom and I Can’t Cook But I Know Someone Who Can. She believes sharing her experience with raising a child with type 1 can help so many other mothers and families going through similar things, and she’s been a beacon of hope for those seeking guidance.
The host of this podcast is yet another Type 1 diabetic and also the founder of FTF Warrior. Matt Vande Vegte hosts this podcast and talks openly about living with diabetes and all of the stuff he’s faced along with it. He and his wife founded “From the Fight” Warrior, a health coaching company dedicated to helping people with diabetes live healthy, fulfilling lives with fitness, diet support, and mental wellness coaching. Living with this himself, he’s an excellent resource for people looking to get healthier while still maintaining their type 1 diabetes or other chronic illnesses.
The Juicebox Podcast is the perfect podcast for anyone looking for real-life talks that go beyond just diabetes. The Juicebox Podcast is a type 1 diabetes podcast, but they also have a series called After Dark, where they discuss everything from divorce and co-parenting to sex and drugs. Life doesn’t stop when you have diabetes; it’s just another thing that goes with your life, along with all the other hard stuff (and fun stuff). The Juicebox crew fully encapsulates that.
Dr. Delane Vaughn covers the bases when it comes to type 2 diabetes and living an overall healthier life. Whether people are pre-diabetic or have been managing their type 2 diabetes for a while, Dr. Delane helps people combat diabetes and even reverse it by using healthier life choices. People looking to ditch their medications for naturally healthy alternatives should check out this podcast.
Meg hosts Type2andyou to help shift mindsets about type 2 diabetes. She knows that it can be frustrating to manage type 2 diabetes, especially early on. However, she wants you to know that a) it’s not your fault and b) it’s not a death sentence. As a certified diabetes care and education specialist, master’s prepared nurse, and health coach, Meg has helped tons of people shift their mindset and get motivated to take control of their type 1 diabetes and live a full life.
Emily and Miriam are the hosts of this super fun and bubbly podcast about type 1 diabetes. Living with T1 themselves, they’ve lived through all of the trials and tribulations that come with it, and one of the ways they cope is by laughing about it! They share funny stories and experiences, plus tips and tricks to managing their type 1 diabetes. They have tons of fun on this podcast, and if you’re looking for something uplifting and real, check out Pancreas Pals.
Founder Rob Howe is definitely a diabetic who is doing things. He was diagnosed at age 16 with type 1 diabetes but went on to be valedictorian of his graduating class, went to college on a basketball scholarship, went to play with the Harlem Globetrotters, and now runs an advertising agency in Dallas, TX, along with teaching and performing at the Dallas Comedy House. Wow!
His inspirational story has led him to continue working with multiple diabetes associations such as BeyondType1, JDRF Dallas, and the American Diabetes Association while also hosting this podcast. For incredible stories and anecdotes about living with diabetes and how you can take control of your life, take a listen!
We would be remiss not to mention the best podcast for pregnant women with gestational diabetes, who are looking for ways to eat better, manage their diabetes, and maintain overall wellness for themselves and their baby. Host Traci Houston shares realistic tips, tricks, and diet advice for women facing gestational diabetes or want to learn more about how their nutrition during pregnancy affects their unborn child. It’s super interesting and educational for anyone, pregnant or not.
Diabetes can be a very isolating disease, and it’s essential to find ways of connecting with other people who are going through the same things. Podcasts provide that opportunity for connection in many different formats – from interviews about living as someone with diabetes to informational podcasts about what you need to know when managing your condition day-to-day.
This compilation should be more than enough to get you started on finding more educational podcasts about diabetes and have fun while doing it! As always, if you want more tips and tricks on how best to manage your diabetes, stay up to date with the Pops blog!