Over the past decade, podcasts have become an extremely popular form of media as more and more listeners tune in for entertainment, news, and information. Health-focused podcasts, including those focused on diabetes, have become a novel way to gain more knowledge, support and motivation to learn more and better manage your diabetes on a daily basis. This post will explore some helpful diabetes podcasts that are currently available for you to tune into. 


But first…what is a Podcast and where are they accessed? 

A podcast is an audio program, similar to talk radio, that you subscribe to and can listen to on a device with internet connection- like a smartphone, tablet or computer.  Some are free, whereas others require a paid subscription to listen to them. The most popular podcast providers include Apple, Google and Spotify, where you can search for the various ones available to download or stream. Most podcasts are audio only, though some have a video component as well. Podcasts are hosted by all kinds of people ranging from laypeople who have a knack for discussion, experts in various fields, celebrities, public figures and so on. The listening possibilities are endless, if you have a certain subject you are interested in, there is most definitely a podcast about it. 


What are some of the diabetes-centered podcasts that are available? 

Fortunately, there are many interesting and informative, even entertaining podcasts available that focus on diabetes.  Below are some great ones to take a listen to: 


1. Taking Control of Your Diabetes  

 A podcast, hosted by Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, both endocrinologists who also have been diagnosed with diabetes themselves since they were teenagers, which covers a comprehensive amount of key topics centering around type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Examples include successful behavior change, dental and oral hygiene, intermittent fasting, diabetes and kids, eye health and more.  Episodes are released twice monthly. 


 Available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts and Amazon Music  


2. Diabetics Doing Things  

 This podcast was founded and hosted by Rob Howe, who lives with type 1 diabetes and often includes his counterpart, Eritrea Mussa, also living with type 1 diabetes. Episodes are released weekly, featuring 1:1 spotlights with diverse members of the diabetes community, who discuss their unique backgrounds and all the exciting things they are accomplishing while managing type 1 diabetes. 


 Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or other podcast platforms 


3. The L Podcast  

 A weekly podcast that is hosted by Dr. Liz Kopco, a first generation Mexican American, accomplished PHD, women in STEM advocate, living with type 2 diabetes. It promotes living life to the fullest, sharing tips and tricks for living with diabetes, ranging from diet, self-advocacy, goal setting, stress management and many other interesting topics. 


Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify   


4. ADCES’s the Huddle 

 While this podcast is designed for medical professionals, namely certified diabetes care and education specialists, is can be very interesting for the layperson living with diabetes as it provides useful information about the latest developments in diabetes care like CGM, medications, research summaries and more. 


Available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Health Podcast Network, and Amazon Music 


5. Thrivabetic: Thriving with Diabetes  

 An inspiring podcast hosted by Kate Kirby, living with type 1 diabetes herself, that is full of empowering and motivational content. It focuses on finding ways to successfully thrive with diabetes while managing the emotional and physical ups and downs, and discusses topics such as mental health and mindset, travel, nutrition, activity, relationships, and more.  


 Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Castbox, and other listening platforms.