Dads and Diabetes

Dads and Diabetes

Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

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December 14, 2020 50 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

(This episode was recorded via Facebook Livestream and can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://fb.watch/2nJQEGAEDP/)

Alan and Mark round out the year by discussing the inevitable shift from childhood to young adulthood. Yes, listeners, it's THAT long-promised episode...

As both girls enter womanhood within a few months of each other, the dads discuss what t...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

With November 14th being perhaps the most significant date on the T1D calendar (not to mention the 2 year anniversary of our show!), we wanted to treat our listeners to some truly special guests.

Joining Alan and Mark on this episode, two incredible T1D educators and activists who have channeled their energy and enthusiasm into two incredible businesses, benefitti...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

This is another of our episodes that we live-streamed but also edited down for your pod-listening pleasure - so just a heads up re some of the steam-related goofiness that you might hear in this ep.

Goofiness was essential for this one though, as the dads discussed the virtues or otherwise of remote learning, something every family with school-age kiddos has had t...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

A real treat for our listeners this episode! DaD had the privilege of visiting with current Major League Soccer (MLS) champs Seattle Sounders and US Men's National Team starter Jordan Morris, perhaps the most high-profile T1D athlete in America.

Jordan talks openly about his earliest T1D memories, his fears regarding how his diagnosis might impact his dreams ...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

This episode is a little rough around the edges, as the Dads wholly embraced live streaming and listener interaction. It was fun...but maybe it's something we do just every now and then?! Never the less, the gamut got run once more, as Alan and Mark considered what our 'new normal' (does anyone like that phrase?!) looks like?

School, sports, shopping, ...
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July 14, 2020 52 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Alan and Mark, two men with faces for radio, unwisely decide to livestream an episode for the first time! If you're listening to this via podcast, smart move. You don't have to deal with the visuals. But you can at least enjoy the different energy that being able to see one another generated from the show hosts.

The gents begin to ruminate on the pandemic ...
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June 14, 2020 56 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out. Well, actually, THREE dads this episode.

While Alan sets the financial world to rights, Mark hosts our first ever Dad Panel. We’re delighted to welcome to the show fellow T1D dads Rob Namnoum and Steven Truitt. The three dads share their experiences, highlighting similarities in their kids T1D stories to date, as well as those divergences that make the Diabetic li...
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May 14, 2020 51 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Alan and Mark are REUNITED...and it feels so good! After the Dads recorded their separate group podcasts with other T1D pod hosts, finally the pair are back together again.

The guys run the gamut as they play catch-up, covering such diverse topics as the financial markets, the cost of insulin, tele-Endo visits, gardening, cooking, hiking, whittling, and what the u...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out. With a twist!

The second of our out-of-the-norm eps, with Alan up to bat this time! #TeamAlan

Our good friend Stacey Simms (of the 'Diabetes Connections' podcast), once again gathered together some fellow T1D podcasters for a chat. Alan jumped in to represent our lil' ole show (#TeamAlan), along with Amber of 'Diabetes Daily Grind', and Matt of...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out. With a twist!

So, with the world being crazy right now, our next two eps are going to be very different from our usual shows. No Alan and Mark combo!

Our good friend Stacey Simms (of the 'Diabetes Connections' podcast), gathered together some fellow T1D podcasters for a chat, an opportunity just to connect really. Mark was in on that first gathering (#TeamM...
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March 14, 2020 46 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

In one of their hardest to record episodes ever, Alan and Mark come clean on the things about Type 1 Diabetes that thoroughly p*ss them off! Typically upbeat, in this episode, the gloves come off as the dads share their true feelings regarding some aspects of T1D that really annoying, frustrate, even anger the heck out of them!

What makes their 'Top 3 Things I...
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March 1, 2020 47 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

A few months back, we stumbled across a comic book published by a company called Revolve Comics centered around a character with Type 1 Diabetes. Then we found another issue! Researching Revolve Comics further, we got wind of a 3rd issue soon to be released. Needless to say, we were intrigued!

Who were Revolve Comics? And why comics with T1D characters at their h...
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THIS IS A REPOST FROM AN EPISODE ORIGINALLY RELEASED JANUARY 10, 2019

Not a DaD ep as such, but a special 'extra'. Alan and Mark were invited to join Jeremy Collins on his excellent 'Podcasts We Listen To' show, to discuss 'Dads and Diabetes'; how our pod came about, where we see the show going, dealing with diabetes daily, and Jeremy shares out why DaD resonated personally with him. It's a really good li...
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January 31, 2020 47 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Alan and Mark have spent the past year talking about their daughters with T1D. This episode, they broaden their focus to include their family, in particular how this life-changing diagnosis affected siblings. What was the impact on the family dynamic? How much do the siblings understand about T1D? How can they help...do they want to help...do Anna and Ella want t...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

We’re kicking off the New Year the same way we ended the old one, with a SUPER-SIZED episode! This is one show we’re especially excited to release, as it’s been something we’ve been discussing and planning for quite the while.

The world-renowned, Denver-based Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes welcomes families from across Colorado, America, and even fur...
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December 15, 2019 69 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

In this bumper-sized year-ending episode, Alan and Mark talk about several topics that have touched our T1D community the past few weeks.

The Dexcom G6 debacle is naturally a key topic of conversation. The dads also revisit their idea of a T1D kid forum, where our kids and others could talk to and support one another. They also have some super exciting news to sha...
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Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

As we round out Diabetes Awareness Month, the dads round up some of their favorite T1D related news from the past couple of weeks.

Another state wises up over insulin costs, a T1D champion gets recognized for his 35 years of dedication to the cause and to the kiddos, and Alan and Mark explore the odd and inexplicable connection between their daughters' blood ...
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November 14, 2019 33 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Dropping on World Diabetes Day, this episode represents our 'Dads and Diabetes' podcast one year anniversary! So, Alan and Mark take the opportunity to reminisce about episodes gone by and bring listeners up to speed on all that's T1D new in their lives.

The guys also announce the lucky winner of the signed copy of Stacey Simms book, 'The World'...
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Two dads of T1D daughters (and on this occasion, a Mom of a T1D son), on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

Because we know how much she likes her Avengers/Incredible Hulk analogy...World's Worst Diabetes Parents ASSEMBLE!!!

Alan and Mark are delighted and excited to be joined this episode by 'Diabetes Connections' own Stacey Simms, now the author of a fabulous new book titled, 'The World's Worst Diabetes M...
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October 14, 2019 54 min
Two dads of T1D daughters, on a podcast, trying to figure it all out.

With children spending a huge chunk of their time in school, Alan and Mark get all academic in this episode. With their girls in quite different settings, it makes for an interesting assessment of their similarities and differences, especially when it comes to public v private school.

How did their families engage school administration, teachers, and school nurse...
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