11 Diabetes Podcasts You Should Listen To
If you’re looking for a healthy platform that will help you press the reset button on your diabetes management or mindset this year, the podcasts on this list offer encouragement, relatability, and refreshers for living your best life with diabetes.
Here are some diabetes podcasts you should consider listening to in 2023, listed in no particular order.
1. Diabetics Doing Things
Diabetics Doing Things is a podcast founded and hosted by Rob Howe, who lives with type 1 diabetes. Rob is often joined by his teammate and fellow T1D, Eritrea Mussa Khan. They post new episodes weekly, going 1-on-1 with members of the diabetes community, who share about the fantastic things they’re accomplishing.
Diabetics Doing Things focuses on the stories of people who embraced their diabetes diagnoses as “the beginning of an incredible journey.” This podcast is a valuable listen if you want to feel empowered and encouraged while living with type 1 diabetes!
Find Diabetics Doing Things on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or other podcast platforms.
2. Reclaim Your Rise
The Reclaim Your Rise podcast comes from Lauren Bongiorno, a Nationally Board Certified Health Coach, founder and CEO of Risely Health, and person living with type 1 diabetes. Risely Health “helps people and families impacted by type 1 diabetes take ownership over their health so they can transform their life with more freedom and confidence.”
Each week in her podcast, Lauren brings “lessons from her personal diabetes experience, strategies that are key to understanding your body’s patterns, and guests who speak to everything from advances in technology to hormones to exercise to relationships to mindset,” all with a goal to help listeners reclaim their rise!
If you’re looking for diabetes health coaching tips, Reclaim Your Rise offers an actionable take on moving forward with your goals.
Listen to the podcast on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.
3. The L Podcast
The L Podcast is about helping people “LEARN tips and tricks for life, LETTING go of their past, LEVELING up, and LOVING yourself.” The L Podcast comes from Beyond Type 1’s own Liz Kopco, who lives with type 2 diabetes. Liz discusses various topics with family, friends, and diabetes community members in The L Podcast.
Liz Kopco is “a daughter of immigrants, first-gen student, first in her family with a Ph.D.,” beloved Beyond Type 1 colleague, and is “obsessed with poop jokes!” Liz is relatable, funny, vulnerable, and real. You’re sure to have fun and find friendship in Liz while tuning in to her podcast. People with and without diabetes are sure to resonate with The L Podcast.
Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or Amazon Music.
4. ADCES’s The Huddle
ADCES’s podcast, The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team, is designed for certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES). People living with diabetes can also benefit from listening to the podcast to understand what knowledge or insights their diabetes care teams may have and how they can help facilitate conversations and align on diabetes goals at their check-ups.
Each episode of The Huddle dives into a different topic, shedding light on “diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic care; from advocacy to technology to new ways of supporting patients.”
Listening to The Huddle is helpful if you’re looking for ways to improve alignment or find common ground with your CDCES.
5. The Juicebox Podcast
The Juicebox Podcast comes from Scott Benner, writer of the popular diabetes blog, Arden’s Day, award-winning author of Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad, and caregiver to his child (Arden), who lives with type 1 diabetes. The Juicebox Podcast “features intimate conversations of living and parenting with type 1 diabetes.”
The Juicebox Podcast is well-known and loved for its radical authenticity about life with diabetes—no topic is off limits! Whether you’re looking for the latest diabetes technology news, relationship advice, parenting tips, steps for finding your ideal insulin-to-carb ratio, reflections on poignant moments in life with diabetes, or something else, you’re sure to relate to many of the over 800 episodes!
If you’re looking for a voice that “just gets it,” this podcast is it!
Listen to The Juicebox Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, Android, Pandora, Google Podcast, or at Juiceboxpodcast.com.
6. Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms
Diabetes Connections is a weekly podcast born from the mind of Stacey Simms, parent to a child with type 1 diabetes, speaker, voice-over artist, and author of The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom. Simms recently released her second book, Still the World’s Worst Diabetes Mom.
Simms has been ranked on Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s “People to Know.” Her podcast has been named on WEGO Health’s Top 10 Best in Show: Patient Podcast Leaders in 2019 and is a three-time finalist in The Podcast Awards: People’s Choice. These accolades can be attributed to the connecting power of the podcast’s tone, which features diabetes news, information, and inspiration for people touched by T1D.
This podcast is another helpful listen when you’re struggling to find relatability in your day-to-day diabetes management.
Find Diabetes Connections on Apple Podcasts, Android, Amazon Alexa, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Pandora, or Overcast.
7. Just My Type—The Diabetes Podcast
Just My Type—The Diabetes Podcast uniquely connects people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Podcast hosts, Sami, who lives with type 1 diabetes, and Dobie, who lives with type 2 diabetes, join forces to chat all about the “ups, downs, struggles and beauties of living with diabetes (all while making listeners laugh)!” They are on a mission to “challenge the perceptions of diabetes management.”
This podcast helps bridge the gaps in conversations between people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, improving understanding of the similarities and differences while focusing on very human moments.
When you’re looking for a lighthearted and refreshing take on life with (any type) of diabetes, this podcast is it!
Find the Just My Type podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube.
8. Healing in Hindsight
Healing in Hindsight is a podcast dedicated to “helping millennials with diabetes thrive.” Focused on the unique experiences of millennials living with diabetes, podcast host Taylor Daniele brings “community, compassion, and understanding” to help listeners know they’re not alone. In the podcast, Taylor shares “the struggles and everyday learnings of those living with diabetes, like herself, while navigating modern living, especially as a woman of color (WOC).”
Healing in Hindsight is a beautifully tailored podcast experience for today’s generation of listeners. When you’re looking for holistic healing around your diabetes, this podcast is a heartfelt listen!
Find Healing in Hindsight on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Amazon.
9. Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD)—The Podcast!
This podcast is best described as an “edutaining” podcast,” combining the powers of entertainment and education to speak with the diabetes community in powerful ways. Hosts Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Jeremy Pettus are endocrinologists who have been living with diabetes since they were both 15.
TCOYD—The Podcast releases two new episodes per month, focusing on topics ranging from personal stories to diabetes medication and device news to interviews with well-known voices in the diabetes space and beyond. No topic is off-limits!
Find TCOYD—The Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Amazon Music, and other listening platforms.
10. Thrivabetic: Thriving with Diabetes
Thrivabetic: Thriving with Diabetes is a podcast that complements a profile you may recognize on Instagram or TikTok as @thrivabetic. Behind the account is Kate Kirby, who lives with type 1 diabetes herself. Kate shares motivational messages and prompts with her followers through colorful, eye-catching illustrations to help them find empowerment. She also shares videos of everyday life with diabetes, sometimes transforming common frustrations into humorous reflections.
Thrivabetic: Thriving With Diabetes is a podcast that focuses on finding ways to thrive with diabetes while managing the emotional and physical highs and lows, covering topics like mental health, travel, exercise, diet, and more. Kate embraces vulnerability for the listener and welcomes the community to join her in genuine discussion.
Find Thrivabetic: Thriving with Diabetes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Castbox, and other listening platforms.
11. The Happy Diabetic Kitchen
Chef Robert Lewis, a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate and trained chef, and his guests explore the world of cooking, health and diabetes education in this delicious podcast series. Through various exciting topics, listeners of The Happy Diabetic Kitchen learn how to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Whether you need help with portion control, desire a healthy bread recipe, or want to live vicariously through Chef Robert as he explains cooking his way through Italy, this podcast offers comfort and creative inspiration to people with all types of diabetes.
Find The Happy Diabetic Kitchen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and other listening platforms.
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