Diabetic Podcast Interview: Managing Diabetes and Spreading Awareness Passion

David Mendosa Health Guide August 22, 2010
  • If you decide that this post is shameless self-promotion, you would be half right. The people at Diabetes PowerShow say some nice things about me on their website.

    But when they interviewed me last week, somehow I thought that I might have said a thing or two that would interest you. Since I went on and on for an hour and one-half, my message has to contain some meat.

    You can go directly to their interview with me here. Fortunately, it’s only an audio interview, so you don’t have to watch me.

    The Diabetes PowerShow team is four people with diabetes doing this work as a labor of love out of their Las Vegas studio. They interviewed me by phone, so I didn’t have to go to Vegas in the heat of the summer.


    Producer Charlie Cherry, who has type 2, recruited me to the show after we met at the past two Social Media Summits hosted by Roche Diabetes Care. Charlie’s partners are a co-hosting couple, Chris Moore, who calls himself type 3, i.e. a spouse of someone with diabetes, and his wife Theresa, type 1. A fourth team member, Chris Daniel, also has type 1, but was missing in action.

    When Charlie approached me to do the interview, the hot button that he pressed was for me to talk about my twin passions of photography and hiking. I write about them on my “Fitness and Photography for Fun” blog.

    Near the end of the interview he asked me about those passions of mine. Before that we talked about my life with and without diabetes and my other passion, spreading the word about controlling diabetes, which I know can make us healthier and happier than ever before.

    You can listen to my interview on your computer. But if you have an iPhone, an iPod, iPad, or other MP3 player, you have a better option. After you get iTunes on your computer, you can subscribe to Diabetes PowerShow for free and get all of the shows delivered automatically. This is better, because you can listen while you are on the go, instead of sitting at your desk.

    I hope that at least one of you gets something out of listening. As I told Charlie by email, the Talmud says that “to save one person is to save the world.” That’s all I want to do with my life.