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Your Diabetes Insider Podcast

Sep 4, 2023

Prepare as I sit down with our awesome guest, Sami Parker, who's here to spill the beans on her rollercoaster ride with diabetes. Sami's story is all about grit, positivity, and a whole lot of determination as she faces off with the ups and downs of diabetes!

Here's what you can expect in this candid chat:

– Diagnosis at 12: Sami takes us back to when she was diagnosed with diabetes as a young teenager. Discover how her family's health-conscious lifestyle set the stage for her diabetes journey.

– Diabulimia: A Serious Warning: Delve into the dangerous practice of diabulimia, where Sami emphasizes the critical importance of never skipping insulin. It's a sobering moment in the conversation.

– Dietary Experiments: Sami dishes on her diet experiments, including a stint with a whole food, plant-based, low-fat diet. Learn about the highs and lows of her culinary adventures.

– Weight Worries and Hormonal Rollercoasters: Kick back and chat about weight management and how hormones can throw a curveball into blood sugar control. Sami shares wisdom on making food choices that last and the role of medications like metformin.

– Booze and Blood Sugar: Get a sneak peek into the effects of alcohol on blood sugar, with a hint at an upcoming episode dedicated to this boozy topic.


Tune in for some real talk that covers the full spectrum of diabetes, from everyday challenges to hormonal hurdles. Sami's journey is packed with courage, real-life wisdom, and a dose of positivity!


DISCLAIMER: Please note that we may discuss graphic topics, and it is important to clarify that we do not endorse or support such behaviors.



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