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Episode 55: Bright Spots of Diabetes, w/ Adam Brown

September 1, 2020

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In this episode, we talk with Adam Brown about the bright spots and landmines of type 1 diabetes.

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We cover a bunch of topics, including mental health, mindset, food, sleep, exercising, CGMs, and his work with diaTribe.

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: I'm having some really stable blood sugars while I go through my elimination diet to find out what foods are impacting my weight loss.

Colleen's Fail: The flip side of having such good numbers—lower insulin usage, which means that my infusion sites are going longer than 3 days, and when they reach the end of their life, they go out hard. I spiked relatively badly on day 5 of a site trying to eke out the last drops of insulin.

Hack of the Week

Intermittent fasting, also known as time-restricted eating, can be really useful for type 1 diabetics who

  1. have weight to lose, 
  2. have good control over their blood sugars, and
  3. are willing to fast for 16 hours or longer (night time included). 

I’ve been eating one meal a day for a few days now as of this recording

Meet Adam Brown

Adam Brown has type 1 diabetes. He is a current contributor to and former senior editor of diaTribe. He's currently pursuing a Master's degree in therapy. 

He's not really on social media, so if you want to connect with Adam, you can email him at brightspots@diatribe.org

Question for You!

What are your bright spots and landmines with your diabetes? 

Links & Resources

Credits

Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Mindset & accountability life coach, writer, podcaster, and full-time analyst in the power industry. I'm passionate about showing people that how we think determines our realities.

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