Beta Cell

Beta Cell
A show about people living with type 1 diabetes.
Out of Range #012: “An Easy Fix”
Feb 12 • 29 min
There are 42 factors that affect your blood sugar. Craig and Laura see how many they can hit in 30 minutes.Things we mention in this episode:Beta Cell #009: Trevor Torres42 Factors That Affect Blood Glucose
Out of Range #011: “Don’t Get Political”
Jan 27 • 56 min
In this episode of Out of Range, Craig and Laura do exactly what their listeners tell them not to do.
Out of Range #010: New Year, Same Diabetes
Jan 14 • 61 min
The only constant is change. And diabetes.
Beta Cell #020: Georgi Goldman
Oct 20, 2018 • 32 min
Georgi Goldman, a documentary and television producer, talks about camps, knishes, and what happens if you’re certified to scuba dive, but afraid the dive shop won’t let you go because you have type 1 diabetes. She had a great time diving off a small…
Beta Cell #019: Anastasia Brien
Oct 7, 2018 • 22 min
When you think of genes, you usually think of parents passing things down to their children. But what would happen if it went the other direction? Anastasia talks about her daughter Delilah’s T1D diagnosis when she was five years old and then her own less…
Out of Range #009: Almost Famous
Sep 20, 2018 • 59 min
Craig gets into a magazine. Laura gets married and breaks up.
Beta Cell #018: Cassidy Robinson
Sep 3, 2018 • 28 min
In the summer 2017, the non-profit Beyond Type 1 put together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes from around to world to bike from New York to San Francisco over 10 weeks in an effort to raise money and, more importantly, awareness for what it means…
The 3s #001: A Day in the Life of Craig
Sep 1, 2018 • 26 min
Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” In the third show from Beta Cell, The 3s offers the opportunity for them to join…
Out of Range #008: Me, Myself & Diabetes
Aug 24, 2018 • 61 min
Laura considers one day, maybe, changing her lancet.
Out of Range #007: Just Eat It
Jul 28, 2018 • 54 min
This episode is free. The guacamole is extra.
Out of Range #006: A Curated Disease
Jul 12, 2018 • 63 min
The amount of listens will determine Craig and Laura’s self worth.
Out of Range #005: Not a Care in the World (Except Diabetes)
Jun 21, 2018 • 52 min
Craig: “So how do you deal with the fact that you’re gonna have to keep doing this, probably, forever?”Laura: [Sigh] “Ummmm…”
#017: Dave Holmes
Jun 17, 2018 • 36 min
As a 38 year old triathlete, Dave was confused when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just days after completing the 2009 New York City Marathon. Fast forward six years later, after finally being diagnosed correctly, Dave found support from the Type…
Out of Range #004: Hiding in Plain Site
Jun 8, 2018 • 44 min
Laura puts a Dexcom on her arm and goes grocery shopping.
Out of Range #003: TMI
Jun 3, 2018 • 54 min
Sometimes your CGM can give you too much information. Sometimes Craig and Laura do the same.
Out of Range #002: Love and Other Drugs (Like Insulin)
May 25, 2018 • 32 min
From first date through proposal, Craig and Laura discuss their dating experiences with diabetes.
Out of Range #001: Sharing Isn’t Caring
May 18, 2018 • 46 min
On the first episode of Out of Range, Craig and Laura discuss the trend of sharing A1c results on social media and what, if any, the effect is.
#016: Jasmine Fouts
May 1, 2018 • 21 min
As a kid, Jasmine hid the fact that she had T1D. She wasn’t ashamed or afraid of being judged but was doing it so that other people wouldn’t worry about her. She acted like she didn’t have T1D so that her friends and family wouldn’t be burdened by her…
#015: Deanna Paolantonio
Nov 13, 2017 • 24 min
After being diagnosed with T1D at 25 years old, Deanna had to figure out how to make it fit into her life of dance and fitness. She talks about finding a nurse who won’t hold her back, telling her coworkers about her T1D, and competing in a Tough Mudder…
#014: Will Pericak and Jordan Morris Talk T1D as Professional Athletes in Seattle
Nov 23, 2016 • 26 min
Will Pericak of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Jordan Morris MLS player on the Seattle Sounders talk about not letting T1D stop them from playing and excelling at the sports they love. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
#013: Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Ever Hit Your Stride?
Nov 17, 2016 • 45 min
Blogger and playwright Jessie Bear talks about how an initial diagnosis with type 2 diabetes 2 ½ years ago has taken her on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and even self-loathing. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
#012: Every Advance Counts: Lessening the Burden of T1D
Nov 10, 2016 • 31 min
On World Diabetes Day this special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, features JDRF Chief Mission Officer, Aaron Kowalski talking about the differences between type 1 and type 2, the past and future of insulin, and promising research for all types…
#011: Sending Isa to School
Nov 7, 2016 • 24 min
In this first special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, Greg and Kristina Dooley, proud parents of six year old triplets, share their story of finding the right school for one of their daughters, Isabella, who is living with type 1 diabetes. This…
The First Year
Nov 6, 2016 • 11 min
In the first year of Beta Cell, we had conversations with some truly inspiring people living with type 1 diabetes. We recap some of our favorite moments to celebrate our first birthday.
T1D Looks Like Me Trailer
Oct 30, 2016 • 4 min
For National Diabetes Awareness Month, Beta Cell has partnered with JDRF to produce a 4-part “T1D Looks Like Me” podcast series. Every Monday this month we’ll release a new episode on a different topic and JDRF will post additional resources and materials…
#010: Grace Bonney
Sep 12, 2016 • 29 min
Grace Bonney is the founder of the popular design blog Design*Sponge. In January of 2016, at 35 years old, Grace was misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After several weeks of starving herself, going on fast walks several times a day, and taking drugs that…
Bonus Clip #009: Trevor Torres
Aug 28, 2016 • 2 min
Kids are heading off to college for the first time and, in addition to all the normal college anxieties, people with T1D have to figure out how T1D fits into their social lives. In this bonus clip from episode #009 with Trevor Torres, he talks about how…
#009: Trevor Torres
Aug 16, 2016 • 19 min
Trevor Torres was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his freshman year of high school. He started calling himself the “Diabetes Evangelist” because he would always joke about how getting T1D could help his friends with their problems, such as eating…
Bonus Clip #008: Libby Russell
Jul 5, 2016 • 2 min
A bonus clip from episode #008 with Libby Russell: a look behind the scenes of recording Beta Cell and the interesting (and delicious) conversations that can sometimes occur.
#008: Libby Russell
Jun 26, 2016 • 32 min
Libby Russell was diagnosed at 17 years old in 2005. While being a teenage girl is already pretty hard, adding type 1 diabetes made it that much more complicated and she didn’t feel like any organizations were messaging to teenage girls. After a lot of…
#007: Robin Arzon
May 22, 2016 • 19 min
Robin Arzon is a corporate lawyer turned “Ambassador of Sweat.” She is a running coach, cycling instructor, and ultra-marathoner. So it came as a shock when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 32 years old. Since then she has accomplished even more…
#006: Jim Natal
Apr 11, 2016 • 23 min
Jim Natal was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old in 1978. 38 years later, he still struggles with maintaining the balance between controlling his diabetes and leading a fulfilling life without worrying about every high or low blood sugar. In…
Bonus Clip #005: Cindy Goldstein
Mar 23, 2016 • 3 min
A bonus clip from episode #005 with Cindy Goldstein: our conversation about going through airport security with type 1 diabetes.
#005: Cindy Goldstein
Mar 1, 2016 • 21 min
Like many people who develop type 1 diabetes later in life, Cindy Goldstein was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She struggled keeping her blood sugars under control while taking drugs designed for type 2 diabetes, eventually leaving three…
#004: Rachel Zinman
Feb 18, 2016 • 27 min
Rachel Zinman was diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) at 48 years old. Being a yoga instructor for two decades, her diagnosis initially made her feel guilty and ashamed but through her practice, Rachel has come to terms with her…
Bonus Clip #002: Amanda Bar
Jan 18, 2016 • 4 min
A bonus clip from episode #002 with Amanda Bar: our unedited conversation about managing type 1 diabetes in public.
#003: Craig Stubing
Jan 6, 2016 • 17 min
At 13 years old, Craig Stubing started experiencing the symptoms of extremely high blood sugar. Without any experience with type 1 diabetes, his family mistook his symptoms as just puberty. Eventually, a visit to the doctor sent him to the emergency room…
#002: Amanda Bar
Dec 8, 2015 • 19 min
Amanda Bar was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was just 2 years old. Like many young people with T1D, she struggled with wanting to fit in with her friends who didn’t have diabetes. A few years ago she passed out while driving and realized not…
#001: Doris Gilbert
Nov 4, 2015 • 15 min
Doris Gilbert first learned about type 1 diabetes when her daughter Laurie was diagnosed in 1974. Years later, after looking at the blood work from her own physical, Doris realized she had diabetes too. Not letting that stop her, Doris signed up for…