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Your Diabetes Insider Podcast

Jun 26, 2023

Welcome to the pilot episode of the Your Diabetes Insider Podcast! Host Ben Tzeel, a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and strength and conditioning coach, shares his personal and professional journey of living with type 1 diabetes. Discover how Ben overcame challenges, navigated the mysteries of blood sugar control, and became a source of inspiration for millions. From childhood struggles to empowering others, this episode is filled with valuable insights and heartfelt stories that will leave you inspired to live your best diabetes life. Don't miss out on this incredible story of resilience and triumph!


In this episode, we're going back in time, retracing the steps of my diabetes journey, and exploring the pivotal moments that shaped my path! It's a journey that began with a phone call that changed everything, when I was just a seven-year-old boy full of wonder and excitement at a theme park….little did I know that this single moment would set the course for my life's mission.


  • Challenges I faced in managing my blood sugar during my early years, including outdated glucose meters, limited knowledge, and imprecise education.

  • Struggles I encountered during adolescence, where doctors warned against participating in sports due to concerns about blood sugar impact. 

  • Highlighted the improvement in my A1C during his teenage years, thanks to transitioning to an insulin pump and gaining a deeper understanding of my body's needs.


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