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Beta Cell | Type 1 Diabetes

104 EpisodesProduced by Craig StubingWebsite

The award-winning podcast about people living with type 1 diabetes. Our shows Beta Cell, Out of Range, The 3s, and Thicker Than Water explore the many sides of life with type 1 diabetes. Listener supported.

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Out of Range #47: The Million Dollar Question

September 9th, 2020

34:44

Craig, Laura, and (introducing) Paul contemplate how much they would sell out for. What's your price?

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Beta Cell #31: Getting Louder

August 28th, 2020

26:41

When Sierra Sandison was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in rural Idaho, she didn’t have anyone to talk to. Now that she does, she’s making sure she’s …

Out of Range #46: A Bitter Pill

August 17th, 2020

49:12

Craig, James, and Laura discuss if type 1 diabetes non-profits should accept sponsorship money from pharmaceutical corporations and the black market …

Out of Range #45: Finding Balance

June 21st, 2020

24:15

We check in to see how Craig, James, and Laura are adjusting to a new normal.

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Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club members, but …

Beta Cell #30: The Dynamic Duo

May 18th, 2020

34:36

Brec Bassinger (Stargirl) and Cameron Gellman (Hourman) fight together on-screen to save the world on Stargirl and they fight together off-screen against type 1 diabetes. Brec and Cameron talk about what it’s like to …

Beta Cell #29: Two For One

May 11th, 2020

34:43

Keary Cheney was in Uganda with her husband to adopt a boy when she started feeling sick. After flying back to the US and getting diagnosed with type …

Beta Cell #28: Diabetes Under Lockdown

April 17th, 2020

32:32

Sarah Fletcher, who is living abroad in Madrid, Spain, and Apoorva Gomber, the co-founder of Diabetes India Youth in Action who lives in New Delhi, India, talk about what it's like to live with T1D where they are and …

Beta Cell #27: Overcoming Weakness

April 15th, 2020

35:04

In the latest issue of Esquire, Editor-in-Chief Michael Sebastian and Editor-at-Large Dave Holmes discuss being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as …

Beta Cell #26: Chasing Perfect

April 14th, 2020

33:35

Kate Hall holds the high school national record and two NCAA championships in long jump. She talks about being a college athlete, her training for …

Out of Range #44: Quarantined (And It Feels Less Good)

April 13th, 2020

39:48

Craig, James, and Laura are still stuck at home and getting a little tired of it. Find out what they've been doing and how they've been coping.

This episode is supported by Mansfield Bakery.

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The 3s #6: Achieving Our Goals

March 30th, 2020

32:05

Roz has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 23 years and has been training as a powerlifter with her coach Steve for the last six. Since that first session together, Steve has learned a lot more about diabetes …

Out of Range #43: Apocalypse Now

March 18th, 2020

17:42

Are you prepared for a huge natural disaster? We're here to help.

Don't forget to listen to Part 1 about coronavirus.

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Out of Range #42: Quarantined (And It Feels So Good)

March 18th, 2020

18:58

Our heroes Craig, James, and Laura are quarantined. Is one of them infected? Will their internet connection hold up? What will they talk about? Tune …

Thicker Than Water #13: Time Flies When You Have Diabetes

March 9th, 2020

14:51

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time. In this episode, we check in with Aunt Laura …

Out of Range #41: Desensitized to Death

February 17th, 2020

45:54

After discussing the perils of relying on diabetes technology to control our insulin (and a tale of a pump intent on murder), Craig, James, and Laura …

Out of Range #40: Back to the Future

January 27th, 2020

42:01

Craig, James, and Laura look at the future of diabetes technology and advancements and wonder who in the community they will actually help.

Things …

The 3s #5: Growing Up Normal

January 13th, 2020

32:14

Carol had all the responsibilities that a 13 month old brings when her daughter Kristi was diagnosed with type 1. She had to balance the management …

Out of Range #39: Plus Diabetes

December 30th, 2019

22:44

Following up on the Unthankful episode, Craig, James, and Laura talk about how they are unthankful for type 1 diabetes.

Out of Range After Dark used …

Beta Cell #25: Unthankful

December 16th, 2019

27:00

It’s that time of year when we're told to think about the ways we’re thankful for type 1 diabetes. But we all have lots of stories of when we were …

Out of Range #38: Giving A Shit

December 2nd, 2019

34:06

After a year and a half of recording Out of Range, what have Craig and Laura learned?

Want even more episodes to listen to? Join the Beta Cell Fan Club to get access to every episode of Out of Range After Dark, bonus …

Out of Range #37: Being Average

November 29th, 2019

11:03

The people celebrated in the diabetes community are the ones who climb mountains and complete Ironman races. Craig, James, and Laura consider why that's the case.

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for …

Beta Cell #24: Matt Vande Vegte

November 18th, 2019

22:41

Matt was on the varsity rowing team at San Diego State University when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. A year and a half later, his little sister was diagnosed with type 1 as well. Looking to help people with …

Beta Cell #23: Jordan Laiche

November 4th, 2019

17:37

After he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Jordan started playing hockey to force himself to keep his blood sugars controlled. Even though the …

Out of Range #36: The Pothole

October 28th, 2019

46:30

Craig, James, and Laura look at their history of insulin therapy and wonder what method is best.

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The 3s #4: The Luxury of Forgetting

October 21st, 2019

27:02

Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” The 3s offers the opportunity for them to join …

Out of Range #35: Endgame

October 14th, 2019

36:25

Craig, James, and Laura wonder how much diabetes is too much diabetes.

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This episode was brought to you by Companion Medical.

Out of Range #34: That Very High Feeling

October 7th, 2019

29:21

Laura wonders if she could manage her blood sugar without insulin.

Things that get mentioned:

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Out of Range #33: Live from Los Angeles

September 30th, 2019

1:15:54

Brec Bassinger, Jennifer Stone, and Andrew Slyfox joined Craig and Laura in front of a live audience in Los Angeles along with an opening by Dave …

Thicker Than Water #12: The Seven Stages

September 23rd, 2019

16:01

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time. In this episode, we look back at the first …

Out of Range #32: The Shame of Diabetes (Part 2)

September 12th, 2019

25:05

Expanding on Part 1 of the conversation, Craig and Laura ask James if he thinks low A1c is bad or if A1c is even the only number we should be looking …

Out of Range #31: The Shame of Diabetes (Part 1)

September 2nd, 2019

31:57

Craig and Laura try to figure out why high blood sugars feel like such a failure.

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Out of Range #30: The Little Things (Part 2)

August 28th, 2019

37:13

On Out of Range #29: The Little Things, we talked about "the little things" we do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and we continue that topic here on this week's After Dark.

Out of Range After Dark used to be …

Thicker Than Water #11: An Extra Unit

August 26th, 2019

14:24

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time. In this episode, Aunt Laura gives an extra …

Out of Range #29: The Little Things (Part 1)

August 19th, 2019

37:11

Feeling overwhelmed by type 1 diabetes? Craig and Laura share their tips and tricks for just six easy payments of $99.99!

Be in the audience for the very first live taping of Out of Range Live in Los Angeles, California!

Out of Range #28: Work It (Part 2)

August 14th, 2019

41:17

On Out of Range #27: Work It, we talked about the specific challenges type 1 diabetes brings to having a job. On this episode of After Dark, we expand on that conversation.

Out of Range After Dark used to be an …

Thicker Than Water #10: The Joke

August 12th, 2019

13:33

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time. In this episode, Aunt Laura hears her first …

Out of Range #27: Work It (Part 1)

August 5th, 2019

30:55

You need to work to pay for insulin, but you need insulin to be able to work.

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Beta Cell #22: Abbey Brau

July 29th, 2019

27:37

Abbey had been a competitive swimmer in high school, but after she was diagnosed with type 1 at 22 years old, it took a while to relearn how to swim, …

Out of Range #26: Take A Hike

July 22nd, 2019

50:57

Dave Holmes and James Mansfield stop by the studio to discuss the mental gymnastics of living with type 1 diabetes. Plus Dave tries Afrezza while on …

Out of Range #24: T1D In The Wild

July 10th, 2019

29:55

“Good luck on your weight loss journey!”

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club members, but we’ve made it available to everyone and added it to Out of Range. Now by joining the Fan Club, …

Thicker Than Water #9: The A1C

July 8th, 2019

12:09

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, Aunt Laura …

Out of Range #22: How To Lose Weight With T1D

June 10th, 2019

51:58

Aunt Laura crosses over from Thicker Than Water to tell Craig and Laura what to eat.

Out of Range #21: Influenced

May 29th, 2019

52:24

“It’s all fucking fake.”

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club members, but we’ve made it available to everyone and added it to Out of Range. Now by joining the Fan Club, you’ll get early …

The 3s #3: Cheating On My Wife (With Junk Food)

May 27th, 2019

22:17

Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” The 3s offers the opportunity for them to join …

Out of Range #20: Your Worst Enemy

May 20th, 2019

45:04

"Do you know what the definition of insanity is?"

Beta Cell #21: Lisa Hepner

May 13th, 2019

16:53

Lisa Hepner was studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. While she never hid the fact that she had T1D, she didn't open up about it until she met her …

Thicker Than Water #8: Unfollowed

May 10th, 2019

17:55

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, Aunt Laura …

Thicker Than Water #7: The Good, the Bad and the Dexcom

May 4th, 2019

14:47

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, Aunt Laura …

Thicker Than Water #6: The Trip

April 22nd, 2019

12:03

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, Craig meets …

Out of Range #19: Just Be Smart

April 18th, 2019

29:46

Our most requested topic ever is finally discussed: drinking with diabetes. Plus the very first "Quick Tips with Craig and Laura."

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Out of Range #18: A Diabetic Walks Into A Bar

April 15th, 2019

27:52

But only after she waits in her car for 30 minutes.

Thicker Than Water #5: Ready For Takeoff

April 11th, 2019

10:40

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, Laura is …

Out of Range #17: Advocating

April 4th, 2019

51:08

Does having T1D make you an advocate for the disease even if you're not advocating for it?

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club members, but we’ve made it available to everyone and added …

Thicker Than Water #4: Stop Talking

March 28th, 2019

14:16

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, just three …

Thicker Than Water #3: A New Tribe

March 21st, 2019

15:07

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. In this episode, one week after …

Out of Range #15: Whiteabetes

March 20th, 2019

32:53

The T1D online community, especially on Instagram, is predominantly white, middle class, and female. What does that mean and what can we do about it?

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club …

Thicker Than Water #2: Oh Blank

March 19th, 2019

15:46

Laura has been waiting a week for the test results that will show if she has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. She finally gets them.

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Out of Range #14: The Conspiracy

March 18th, 2019

35:00

"Diabetes is why I have trust issues."

Thicker Than Water #1: Symptoms

March 11th, 2019

19:13

In February 2019, Laura was feeling weird and went to her doctor to see what was wrong. After testing a fasting blood sugar of 300, they knew she had a type of diabetes but weren't sure which yet.

The 3s #2: The New Orleans Story

March 4th, 2019

1:12:45

Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” The 3s offers the opportunity for them to join …

Out of Range #13: To Excuse or Not To Excuse

February 28th, 2019

19:50

In our first episode of After Dark, Craig, Laura, and (for the first time ever) James, talk about when they use diabetes as an excuse.

Out of Range After Dark used to be an exclusive show for our Fan Club members, but …

Thicker Than Water Trailer

February 25th, 2019

0:59

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old, we follow the story of Craig’s Aunt Laura in real time, week by week. Listen to Thicker Than Water in …

Out of Range #12: An Easy Fix

February 12th, 2019

29:57

There are 42 factors that affect your blood sugar. Craig and Laura see how many they can hit in 30 minutes.

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Out of Range #11: "Don't Get Political"

January 27th, 2019

56:20

In this episode of Out of Range, Craig and Laura do exactly what their listeners tell them not to do.

Beta Cell #20: Georgi Goldman

October 20th, 2018

32:40

Georgi Goldman, a documentary and television producer, talks about camps, knishes, and what happens if you're certified to scuba dive, but afraid the …

Beta Cell #19: Anastasia Brien

October 8th, 2018

22:42

When you think of genes, you usually think of parents passing things down to their children. But what would happen if it went the other direction? …

Out of Range #9: Almost Famous

September 21st, 2018

59:34

Craig gets into a magazine. Laura gets married and breaks up.

Beta Cell #18: Cassidy Robinson

September 3rd, 2018

28:49

In the summer 2017, the non-profit Beyond Type 1 put together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes from around to world to bike from New York to San Francisco over 10 weeks in an effort to raise money and, more …

The 3s #1: A Day in the Life of Craig

September 1st, 2018

26:07

Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” In the third show from Beta Cell, The 3s …

Out of Range #8: Me, Myself & Diabetes

August 24th, 2018

1:01:11

Laura considers one day, maybe, changing her lancet.

Out of Range #7: Just Eat It

July 28th, 2018

54:18

This episode is free. The guacamole is extra.

Out of Range #6: A Curated Disease

July 13th, 2018

1:03:39

The amount of listens will determine Craig and Laura’s self worth.

Out of Range #5: Not a Care in the World (Except Diabetes)

June 22nd, 2018

52:01

Craig: "So how do you deal with the fact that you're gonna have to keep doing this, probably, forever?"

Laura: [Sigh] "Ummmm..."

Beta Cell #17: Dave Holmes

June 18th, 2018

36:22

As a 38 year old triathlete, Dave was confused when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just days after completing the 2009 New York City Marathon. …

Out of Range #4: Hiding in Plain Site

June 8th, 2018

44:38

Laura puts a Dexcom on her arm and goes grocery shopping.

Out of Range #3: TMI

June 3rd, 2018

54:43

Sometimes your CGM can give you too much information. Sometimes Craig and Laura do the same.

Out of Range #2: Love and Other Drugs (Like Insulin)

May 25th, 2018

32:30

From first date through proposal, Craig and Laura discuss their dating experiences with diabetes.

Out of Range #1: Sharing Isn't Caring

May 18th, 2018

46:07

On the first episode of Out of Range, Craig and Laura discuss the trend of sharing A1c results on social media and what, if any, the effect is.

Beta Cell #16: Jasmine Fouts

May 1st, 2018

21:26

As a kid, Jasmine hid the fact that she had T1D. She wasn't ashamed or afraid of being judged but was doing it so that other people wouldn't worry …

Beta Cell #15: Deanna Paolantonio

November 13th, 2017

24:10

After being diagnosed with T1D at 25 years old, Deanna had to figure out how to make it fit into her life of dance and fitness. She talks about …

Beta Cell #14: Will Pericak and Jordan Morris Talk T1D as Professional Athletes in Seattle

November 23rd, 2016

26:27

Will Pericak of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Jordan Morris MLS player on the Seattle Sounders talk about not letting T1D stop them from playing and excelling at the sports they love. This podcast is a partnership …

Beta Cell #13: Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Ever Hit Your Stride?

November 17th, 2016

45:21

Blogger and playwright Jessie Bear talks about how an initial diagnosis with type 2 diabetes 2 ½ years ago has taken her on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and even self-loathing. This podcast is a partnership …

Beta Cell #12: Every Advance Counts: Lessening the Burden of T1D

November 10th, 2016

31:07

On World Diabetes Day this special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, features JDRF Chief Mission Officer, Aaron Kowalski talking about the …

Beta Cell #11: Sending Isa to School

November 7th, 2016

24:01

In this first special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, Greg and Kristina Dooley, proud parents of six year old triplets, share their story …

Beta Cell: The First Year

November 6th, 2016

11:42

In the first year of Beta Cell, we had conversations with some truly inspiring people living with type 1 diabetes. We recap some of our favorite …

Beta Cell: T1D Looks Like Me Trailer

October 31st, 2016

4:29

For National Diabetes Awareness Month, Beta Cell has partnered with JDRF to produce a 4-part "T1D Looks Like Me" podcast series. Every Monday this month we’ll release a new episode on a different topic and JDRF will …

Beta Cell #10: Grace Bonney

September 12th, 2016

29:15

Grace Bonney is the founder of the popular design blog Design*Sponge. In January of 2016, at 35 years old, Grace was misdiagnosed with type 2 …

Beta Cell #9: Trevor Torres Bonus Clip

August 28th, 2016

2:37

Kids are heading off to college for the first time and, in addition to all the normal college anxieties, people with T1D have to figure out how T1D …

Beta Cell #9: Trevor Torres

August 16th, 2016

19:43

Trevor Torres was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his freshman year of high school. He started calling himself the "Diabetes Evangelist" because he …

Beta Cell #8: Libby Russell Bonus Clip

July 5th, 2016

2:30

A bonus clip from episode #008 with Libby Russell: a look behind the scenes of recording Beta Cell and the interesting (and delicious) conversations that can sometimes occur.

Beta Cell #8: Libby Russell

June 26th, 2016

32:54

Libby Russell was diagnosed at 17 years old in 2005. While being a teenage girl is already pretty hard, adding type 1 diabetes made it that much more …

Beta Cell #7: Robin Arzon

May 22nd, 2016

19:10

Robin Arzon is a corporate lawyer turned "Ambassador of Sweat." She is a running coach, cycling instructor, and ultra-marathoner. So it came as a …

Beta Cell #6: Jim Natal

April 11th, 2016

23:54

Jim Natal was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old in 1978. 38 years later, he still struggles with maintaining the balance between …

Beta Cell #5: Cindy Goldstein Bonus Clip

March 23rd, 2016

3:08

A bonus clip from episode #005 with Cindy Goldstein: our conversation about going through airport security with type 1 diabetes.

Beta Cell #5: Cindy Goldstein

March 1st, 2016

21:13

Like many people who develop type 1 diabetes later in life, Cindy Goldstein was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She struggled keeping her …

Beta Cell #4: Rachel Zinman

February 18th, 2016

27:24

Rachel Zinman was diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) at 48 years old. Being a yoga instructor for two decades, her diagnosis …

Beta Cell #3: Craig Stubing

January 7th, 2016

17:56

At 13 years old, Craig Stubing started experiencing the symptoms of extremely high blood sugar. Without any experience with type 1 diabetes, his …

Beta Cell #2: Amanda Bar Bonus Clip

December 21st, 2015

4:13

A bonus clip from episode #002 with Amanda Bar: our unedited conversation about managing type 1 diabetes in public.

Beta Cell #2: Amanda Bar

December 8th, 2015

19:09

Amanda Bar was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was just 2 years old. Like many young people with T1D, she struggled with wanting to fit in …

Beta Cell #1: Doris Gilbert

November 4th, 2015

15:52

Doris Gilbert first learned about type 1 diabetes when her daughter Laurie was diagnosed in 1974. Years later, after looking at the blood work from her own physical, Doris realized she had diabetes too. Not letting that …

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