Type2andYou with Meg

Type2andYou with Meg

Type2andYou with Meg is the ONLY podcast by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist dedicated to those living with Type 2 Diabetes*. Get the tools and support you need to live your best life with Type 2 Diabetes in as little as 15-20 minutes every Tuesday. Visit Type2andYou.Org for specialized tools, resources, and information. Megan holds certifications in diabetes care & education and medical surgical nursing, as well as a Masters in Nursing. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve lived with Type 2 Diabetes for years, you’ll find her common sense, non-judgmental approach refreshing. This podcast is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical, legal, financial, nutritional, or psychosocial/emotional advice. Any content relied on in that manner is done so at your own risk. Always consult your health care provider before making any changes in your diabetes plan. *as of 8.1.2019

Episodes

April 12, 2021 3 min


The Diabetes App: https://thediabetesapp.com/

Meg's Email:  type2andyoucontact@gmail.com

Thank you for a great two years!

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Today, I chat with Halina Brooke,  Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LAMFT, LAC.  As a professional therapist living with type 2 diabetes, Halina shares her passion for helping patients and medical providers create a more positive and effective care environment.

You can connect with Halina using the following links:
https://recoursecounseling.com/ (site is currently undergoing maintenance through April 2021)
https://halinabrooke.me...

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What is the "ick" word?  How can it and the language we use in diabetes care change your healthcare experience and your diabetes outlook?  Join me in asking Dr Jane K Dickinson-- the person paving the way for how we can more effectively communicate about diabetes.

For more on Dr Dickinson and to connect with her go to:
https://www.janekdickinson.com/

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This episode is sponsored by Inside the Breakthrough podcast-- check it out here!

Have you ever read or heard about "metabolic memory?"  Today I explore whether this researched concept is Diabetes BS or Legit.  Listen in to my verdict at the end!

Looking for one-on-one diabetes support?  Want to learn how to manage diabetes without fixating on weight?  Need a "one-and-done" check in to see how your diabetes management...

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Do you “kinda" know your cholesterol levels?  It’s not enough.  Especially considering these levels carry insight into your risk for heart disease.  Get the details of where your cholesterol levels should be and ways to help get them there.  And, I answer a diabetes dilemma on high blood sugars after a new diagnosis---when do should you reach out to your medical team?

Consider Donating to Spare a Rose:  https://lifeforachild.org...

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Medical techniques and technologies are ever-changing.  And thank goodness!  Today I interview Dr Albert Chun on medical advances in Interventional Radiology.  Not only could these advances potentially reduce your risk of amputations, but they may also change the course of surgery if you end up needing one.

Meet Dr Chun: Dr. Albert Chun, MD MBA , Managing Physician of Modern Vascular in Farifax, VA, is a board certified Vascular and...

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This episode is sponsored by Inside the Breakthrough podcast-- check it out here!

Uh, medication routines can be overwhelminggggg.... especially if you're on 2-3 diabetes medications.  Here are 3 steps you can take to start minimizing the burden of your diabetes medication routines!

Resources for Medication Information:
https://medlineplus.gov/medicines.html
https://www.goodrx.com/
Your local pharmacist can help, as well as endocrin...

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You can't manage diabetes well if you're stripped of your culture.  I ask Dr Sumlin questions about intergenerational connections and culture in the African American community---and how someone living with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis can balance expectations.

For a chance to win  a free copy of Dr Sumlin's book, click here!  Giveaway open through 2/9/20.   

For more on Dr Sumlin and to connect with her:
Website
Facebook
Twi...

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This episode is sponsored by Inside the Breakthrough podcast-- check it out here!

One listener submitted a diabetes dilemma asking:  "Should I be worried about DKA if I have type 2?"  In this episode I walk you through what DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis) is and if it's something you need to put on your radar.

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CORRECTION:  I mentioned a few resources of insulin pumps and mistakenly referred to one resource as the Diabetes Self-Management magazine.  It's actually Diabetes Forecast.  See the link below!

Are you wondering if your diabetes is well-managed? How do you know? Is it body size, blood sugars, number of complications?  On the journey of type 2 diabetes, it's easy to get distracted on how to truly measure diabetes success.  T...

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Society's view of food and nutrition is incredibility complicated.   If you've never heard of orthorexia, you'll find out what it is today.  And you may, as I have, find way too many similarities between it and the complex relationship of diabetes and food.  Join today’s great guest, Mimi Cole, who shares her experiences with disordered eating, orthorexia.

Connect with Mimi here!

Resources for eating disorders/disordered ...

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January 5, 2021 10 min

Let's face it, medications can be expensive.  Today I talk through a great app which compares medication costs at different pharmacies--- as well as many other helpful features! I also answer a diabetes dilemma on a listener's concern over a foot injury that just doesn't want to heal.

Check out GoodRx here (as I mentioned in my episode, there's also an app for it!)

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Uhhhh, the holidays and diabetes.  A tough combo for many.  That's why I asked Bonnie Giller to join me to talk intuitive eating as a form of diabetes self-care this time of year!  She also has a free gift for you--- check it out below:


Bonnie's free e-book on 6 steps to intuitive eating here.
Connect with Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES here:   Website

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Are you looking to mix diabetes & alcohol?  I give you a few tips on this episode to guide you through the holidays.  I also answer a diabetes dilemma on using GLP-1 medications as a weight loss aid.

Check on my simple, free guide to holiday drinks!
For more on GLP-1s, check out my "nitty gritty" episode here.

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For any of you who have access to a glucometer, this is the episode for you.  I'm going to give you insight into what an internal blood sugar compass is---and why checking blood sugars and keeping blood sugars in safe ranges can keep it reliable.

Looking for one-on-one diabetes support?  Want to learn how to manage diabetes without fixating on weight?  Need a "one-and-done" check in to see how your diabetes management pl...

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Do you realize that just being active on social media and watching others with diabetes interact can be a form of peer support?  To learn more, listen into my interview with Dr Heather Walker for the lastest on peer support research.

Looking for one-on-one diabetes support?  Want to learn how to manage diabetes without fixating on weight?  Need a "one-and-done" check in to see how your diabetes management plan is working?  C...

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Are you a woman of color, looking for ways to connect to other women of color with diabetes?  Listen into Cherise's personal experience and connect with her or other women of color navigating their way through everyday diabetes challenges!

Connect with WOCdiabetes
Instagram: @WOCdiabetes
Twitter: @WOCdiabetes
Facebook @WOCdiabetes

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I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Sanofi to discuss the realities of diabetes as a chronic disease. All opinions are my own.

Med-IQ is conducting an anonymous survey and would appreciate your input. The survey, which includes additional education on this topic, will take less than 15 minutes to complete. Survey responses are shared only in aggregate. Your responses to these survey questions will provide M...

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Women's bodies go through so much---from puberty, to carrying a child, to menopause.  Throw in diabetes and some of these changes can turn into overwhelming or scary challenges.  DiabetesSisters can counter that by connecting you to resources and other women living with diabetes.  

Connect with DiabetesSisters:
https://diabetessisters.org/
https://www.instagram.com/diabetessisters
http://www.facebook.com/diabetessisters
http://www.t...

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