October’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast focuses on what scares you most about diabetes with musical inspiration from the chart-topping band, Old Dominion.
Does diabetes and/or it’s diabetes health-related complications scare you? How does this fear affect your life and your daily self-care, and more important, what do you do about it?
Small amounts of fear might energize you and get you to pay attention, but the threat has to seem manageable. If there’s nothing you can do, and the future looks too awful, you will tend to give up and try to enjoy the time you have left.
Of course, some fear of diabetes is justified. The complications of diabetes are truly scary. So are the effects it can have on your family and your finances.
Fears are stressful, and stress isn’t good for diabetes. Fear increases insulin resistance and blood pressure and interferes with the body’s natural healing systems. It makes it harder to enjoy life.
So what do we do about it? I think we take the best care of ourselves that we can and by doing we reduce our stress and even feel better about our diabetes lives.
Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”
Guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Dr. Lori Shemek PhD, Ansely Dalbo, Dr. Michele Summers Colon DPM, Dr. Andrea Chisholm MD,OB-GYN, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, Ansley Daibo, Jackie Mernit Muhlstock and Mama Rose Marie.
Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected songs from Old Dominion’s “Happy Endings” album courtesy of SONY Music.