In this episode of the Blogging Diabetes Podcast I talk to Lesley Berchtold about her history with diabetes and more recently, her in and out patient trial at UVA for the Artificial Pancreas. It was an eye opening interview that I certainly learned a lot from and appreciate Lesley talking about her experiences.
“I am who I am BECAUSE of diabetes – it’s made me a stronger person” ~Lesley Berchtold~ <- Click to Tweet This
Doing some research and listening to Lesley has changed my perspective on the artificial pancreas. I would say it’s not a perfect solution by far, but it’s better than what I have today and would be reflected in my blood sugars. Someone with really strict control and diet can probably accomplish the same results using a pump and CGM. Heck, folks are getting A1c’s in the 5s using multiple daily injections.
Also wrapped up in this episode is a little bit about my latest bike ride and how I pushed my limits and maybe a bit beyond. There are a few other goodies in here that you’ll just have to listen to get the full story.
I hope you enjoy the episode! See you in two weeks.
- Previous Episode 51 previous podcast
- Lesley Berchtold’s website/blog
- Clinical Trial Listings
- Omnipod Insulin pump
- University of Virginia School of Medicine
- UVA Center for Diabetes Technology
- JDRF – Artificial Pancreas project
- Hemocue Blood Test
- Robb Wolf Podcast (Paleo)
- Onnit – Coconut Oil article
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Run time: 1:02:21
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