Diabetes Victoria Podcasts
The Living Well with Diabetes podcast series aims to provide our audience with relatable, accessible and interesting stories about the varied human experiences of living with or caring for people with diabetes.
Hosted by Jack Fitzpatrick, ex AFL player whom lives with type 1 diabetes, these podcasts will showcase interesting people offering tips and stories for the diabetes community.
Story ideas can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October we speak with registered psychologist and research fellow at the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), Dr Shikha Gray, about mental health and diabetes. Shikha helps us unpack the link between diabetes and depression, or other mental illnesses. She also talks about how people living with diabetes are affected by stigma, plus loads more!
To mark Women’s Health Week from 7-11 September we spoke with Women’s National Basketball League player, Lara McSpadden, about her journey as a woman living with type 1 diabetes while playing elite level sport. Lara discusses the challenges and triumphs she has faced, and what advice she would give her younger self knowing what she knows now.
To mark International Youth Day on 12 August we spoke with Blair Gould and Lochie Noonan about their experiences growing up with type 1 diabetes. Blair and Lochie share their thoughts on managing diabetes while studying and being active, even at an elite athlete level. They also share how they look after their mental health, changes in their hormones, socialising and where they find support.
Meet 80-year Kellion Victory Medal recipient Anna Moresby. Anna has experienced dramatic changes in diabetes management over eight decades, has been an eye witness of life-changing developments in the diabetes world and has significantly contributed to establishing Victoria’s peer support network.
To promote eye health awareness, we spoke with ophthalmologist and Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden about the impacts of diabetes on eye health. Peter provides a wealth of information including who is at risk, what treatment options are available and the importance of getting regular eye checks.
Today, on International Nurses Day (12 May every year) during the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, as proclaimed by the World Health Organization (WHO), we are speaking to diabetes nurse educator Michelle Cox. Michelle has been working at Diabetes Victoria for seven years and talks about the important role of diabetes nurse educators within the diabetes care team.
In a special edition podcast, advocacy coordinator Susanne Baxandall is explaining how Diabetes Victoria is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, we meet Steve McGhie, Victorian MP and former State Secretary of Ambulance Employees Australia. Steve was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which came as a surprise to him
In this episode, we meet accredited exercise physiologist Nicole French. Nicole will share her passion for exercise physiology which uses exercise as a treatment for people living with complex and chronic health conditions.
In this episode, we meet Jade Erickson and her son Justin, who is living with type 1 diabetes. They are talking about the challenges the condition poses on their everyday family life.
In this episode, we meet Tim McMaster, one of Diabetes Victoria's dietitians, and discuss strategies for eating during the festive season.
In this episode, we speak with Tiffany Johnson and hear her amazing story of survival, how it lead to the onset of diabetes, and her role as an advocate for healthy living.
The Living Well with Diabetes podcast series aims to provide our audience with relatable, accessible and interesting stories about the varied human experiences of living with or caring for people with diabetes. These podcasts will showcase interesting people offering tips and stories for the diabetes community.