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Shameless Self-Promotion

If you decide that this post is shameless self-promotion, you would be half right. The people at Diabetes PowerShow say some nice things about me on their website.

But when they interviewed me last week, somehow I thought that I might have said a thing or two that would interest you. Since I went on and on for an hour and one-half, my message has to contain some meat.

You can go directly to their interview with me here. Fortunately, it’s only an audio interview, so you don’t have to watch me.

The Diabetes PowerShow team is four people with diabetes doing this work as a labor of love out of their Las Vegas studio. They interviewed me by phone, so I didn’t have to go to Vegas in the heat of the summer.

Producer Charlie Cherry, who has type 2, recruited me to the show after we met at the past two Social Media Summits hosted by Roche Diabetes Care. Charlie’s partners are a co-hosting couple, Chris Moore, who calls himself type 3, i.e. a spouse of someone with diabetes, and his wife Theresa, type 1. A fourth team member, Chris Daniel, also has type 1, but was missing in action.

When Charlie approached me to do the interview, the hot button that he pressed was for me to talk about my twin passions of photography and hiking. I write about them on my “Fitness and Photography for Fun” blog.

Near the end of the interview he asked me about those passions of mine. Before that we talked about my life with and without diabetes and my other passion, spreading the word about controlling diabetes, which I know can make us healthier and happier than ever before.

You can listen to my interview on your computer. But if you have an iPhone, an iPod, iPad, or other MP3 player, you have a better option. After you get iTunes on your computer, you can subscribe to Diabetes PowerShow for free and get all of the shows delivered automatically. This is better, because you can listen while you are on the go, instead of sitting at your desk.

I hope that at least one of you gets something out of listening. As I told Charlie by email, the Talmud says that “to save one person is to save the world.” That’s all I want to do with my life.

This article is based on an earlier version of my article published by HealthCentral.

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  • Steve Wilson at

    Listening to it now and its a great show David. Thanks so much for being on it!!

    Incidentally, I sent the folks at DiabetesPowerShow an email a couple of months back in response to the fact that they had Dr (of Psychology not medicine) Neal Barnard on the show. I suggested they interview yourself, Jenny Ruhl of bloodsugar101 and of course Dr Richard K Bernstein. I hope they have made approaches to such people as well as yourself to get diabetics on the right track. Their interview with Neal Barnard really needed to be more questioning as he is in reality a pro-vegan activist for the front group PCRM. His first interest is for animals not diabetics. Unlike yourself, Jenny and Dr Bernstein.

    Keep up the good work and information, I really enjoy reading your blogs
    [ex-vegan Type1 diabetic in the UK with A1C 5.5% following Dr Bernstein]

    • David Mendosa at

      Dear Steve,

      Thanks for listening to the interview they did with me. And I certainly agree with your comments on Neal Barnard.