If you haven’t listened to my story, I hope you start here. This is my first podcast episode where I introduce you to my diagnostic journey, support group experience, and reason for starting a podcast.

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During my first year of podcasting I interviewed several friends. In this episode, Mindy Kim and Mike Hamlin talk about their new year resolutions; both Mindy and Mike have DM1. Mindy has been a frequent guest; here she talks about her passion and here she talks about dance. Though dance is her passion!

Music has been a theme for several episodes. In this episode with Amy Ream, she talks about being a musical philanthropist. Kristl Ritter sings about some of her favorite things in this episode.

In an episode about using social media, both Dean Sage and Loraine Dressler share their thoughts. One of my NorCal support group meetings took place at a medicinal cannabis dispensary and both DM1 and DM2 participants talked about their experiences.

Most recently I interviewed Jay Carr about his music and his humorous Facebook postings.

Members of the DM2 community have also been featured in a few episodes. Rob Besecker talks about his adventures and Laura Root shares her food philosophy and her experience of working with wounded warriors.

Laura Root
Recovering service members participate in the Navy Trials in February, 2016, on Oahu, Hawaii. MASP Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg

Three DM caregivers appear in this podcast episode. And Ted Salwin talks about his caregiving experience in this episode.

Clinical trial participants Dean Sage and Amy Ream talk about their experience in a study. Katharine Hagerman, PhD, talks about the Stanford BioBank in this episode about end-of-life planning.

I’ve interviewed previous speakers from our MDF Patient Conference — Melissa Dixon, PhD about Learned Helplessness and Mary Holt, RN about Mindfulness as a Disease Management Strategy.