International Podcast Day: 7 Great Listens for 2021

A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. They have been around for years but have recently become highly accessible and easier than ever to enjoy. You can now listen to podcasts for free, about any topic, anywhere at any time. With all of this at our fingertips, we encourage everyone to check out some of the great podcasts about healthy living, and information about type 2 diabetes. 

Why are podcasts good for you?

Listening to a podcast about type 2 diabetes can give additional insights, perspectives and ideas you may have never considered. It is a great way to learn new things and connect with others.  The excitement of learning new things can reduce depression and give you added sense of purpose while encouraging curiosity. 

Learning new things is good for you! When you learn something new you are exercising your brain, which can help improve cognitive functions such as concentration, attention to detail, memory recall and problem solving, and also reduce the chance of developing dementia. If you are an auditory learner, listening to a podcast can actually be one of the BEST ways for you to learn new things and enjoy stories because you learn by hearing and listening. 

Get your podcasts on whichever app or platform you prefer. Some of the top applications to enjoy podcasts are: 

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Audible
  • Stitcher
  • TuneIn Radio

7 Great Listens for type 2’s in 2021

  1. The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team - “The official podcast of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Join us as we discuss the latest news in diabetes care, education, advocacy and technology.”
  2. Diabetes Core Update from the ADA - “A monthly audio podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from ADA’s four scholarly journals: DiabetesDiabetes CareClinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and presents 5–6 recently published articles. Intended for the busy health care professional who has little time to review journal articles in depth, Diabetes Core Update discusses how the latest research and information published in ADA journals are relevant to clinical practice and can be applied in a treatment setting.”
  3. The Diabetes Dish - “The Diabetes Dish, produced by (OTD), and hosted by OTD Editor Ann Gault, has something for everyone. Whether you're managing type 1 or 2 diabetes, or prediabetes, you'll learn, laugh and be inspired by our guests.”
  4. Diabetes Canada Podcast - “Sharing the stories of those impacted by diabetes is an important part of the work of Diabetes Canada. To support this goal, the organization hosts a Diabetes Canada Podcast, which takes a 360° look at diabetes in our country.”
  5. Type 2 Diabetes: What do I do? - “Carolyn Winn of group Gold 3 talks about the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in America today and also chats with Endocrinologist Dr. Laura Selkirk. Dr. Selkirk explains what is happening in your body when you are diagnosed with T2D, what your daily diet should consist of, the benefits of daily movement, and overall how to cope with the diagnosis and changes that may come with being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Their conversation specifically focuses on diagnosis in mid aged adults.”
  6. Type2andYou with Meg - “Meg is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist dedicated to those living with Type 2 Diabetes. Get the tools and support you need to live your best life with Type 2 Diabetes in as little as 15-20 minutes every Tuesday. Whether you're newly diagnosed or you've lived with Type 2 Diabetes for years, you'll find her common sense, non-judgmental approach refreshing.”
  7. THRIVE with Type 2 Diabetes - “THRIVE with Type 2 Diabetes is a podcast that serves as a way to cultivate an amazing community of type 2 diabetes warriors who want to learn how to take care of their health and bring down their A1C out of the diabetes range and keep it there without having to be on a restrictive diet or a crazy amount of medications. Hosted by Dr. Tien Promlap, PharmD. - who is taking her skills as a pharmacist and her background in nutrition to help you learn how to achieve your A1C goal for yourself so you can finally find freedom to live your life instead of constantly worrying about your numbers.”

Join us in tuning into some of these great episodes, bi-weekly, monthly and for special editions. Have your own favorite podcast that would be helpful to others? Share your favorite healthy lifestyle / type 2 information podcast series in our online community Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together community. If you’re not already a member, join today if you’re looking for a place to share information and chat with other diabetic patients.