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Apr 6, 2022

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. It causes kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and blindness in severe cases. As a person with diabetes, keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be exasperating. That's because many things make your blood sugar levels fluctuate, sometimes unexpectedly. So how does someone with diabetes live a joyful and purposeful life? Let's find out from today's guest, Drew Harrisberg.

Drew is an exercise physiologist, diabetes educator, sports scientist, and most importantly – a happy and healthy guy thriving with type 1 diabetes. His background as a health professional and his triumph with managing diabetes has ignited a passion for sharing everything he knows to inspire, empower and enable people to thrive with Diabetes rather than simply live with it. Drew's Daily Dose is his way of empowering people to take control of their health to live a fuller, happier, and healthier life.


What we discuss in this episode: 


-Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes – How do they differ?


-The leading cause of insulin resistance and how it affects the body?


-Why is it unhealthy to have too much insulin in the body?


-Drew talks about the time he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and how it impacted his life.


-How does someone get diabetes, and what is it like living with it?


-Drew explains how exercise and diet help manage and control diabetes.


-Keto, Paleo, Plant-Based – Which diets are beneficial for people with diabetes, and why Drew opt to stick with the plant-based diet?


-What does Drew eat on a regular day to support his body's needs as a person with diabetes and an athlete?


-What are the benefits of intermittent fasting to someone with diabetes?


-Drew walks us through his Five Pillars of Health and how he lives a joy-filled life.


-Drew debunks a few Diabetes MYTHS!


-Why Drew enjoys swimming in cold ocean water using the Wim Hof breathing technique?


-Drew happily talks about his funny talking dog DENNIS:


-There's a lot more in store for Drew as he pursues his passion for singing and songwriting.


-Book mentioned: Sugar Nation by Jeff O'Connell 


-Drew Harrisberg TEDx Talk - The Surprising Lesson Diabetes Taught Me:


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-Connect with Drew on Instagram and Facebook


-Follow DENNIS on Instagram


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