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The Diabetes Goddess

The Diabetes Goddess

By Barb Wagstaff
The Diabetes Goddess podcast is hosted by Barb Wagstaff, founder of Diabetes Advocacy and the original Diabetes Goddess. Every other week Barb will share stories, experiences, and tips to help feel less alone and more empowered in your diabetes care. As the goddess of connections, Barb connects you information, people, and organizations to help you manage your diabetes.
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What parents of children with diabetes want you to know

The Diabetes Goddess

What parents of children with diabetes want you to know

The Diabetes Goddess

What parents of children with diabetes want you to know
When I first read the post What a person with diabetes wants you to know, I cried. After I wiped my tears, I sat down and wrote my own post. I wanted to share what parents of children with diabetes want our children to know. I also wanted the world to know how parents of children with diabetes feel about the many remarks that are often made. This post went viral at the time.  Since it is now Diabetes Awareness Month, I felt that it was a perfect time to share with you again my feelings about being a parent. Get comfy while I share with you what I hope our children with diabetes understand...and what I want the general public to know about living with diabetes. 
November 18, 2021
What if people weren’t blamed for having diabetes?
Imagine if people with diabetes were treated with understanding and compassion. Imagine if they. Rely diagnosed were supported and not blamed. In this episode Barb talks about offering kindness and support to individuals and their families living with diabetes.
October 26, 2021
Dealing with diabetes during Halloween
Halloween means costume parties, trick-or-treating, and of course, candy! When you live with diabetes, especially if you have children with diabetes, this season can bring on a lot of stress. How can you enjoy the holiday while managing diabetes? It can be easier than you think! So get comfy while Barb shares tips on dealing with Halloween Candy for both adults and children with diabetes. You can read the full article from the Diabetes Advocacy website at Six Tricks to Enjoy Halloween with diabetes. - Diabetes Advocacy
October 12, 2021
Momma Bear and Rufus Navigate the Dark Times
In this episode I talk about Rufus the Bear with Diabetes. He is a little bear that was created to help children with diabetes but his support is much more far reaching. Get comfortable and listen to how he helped me and why I hope you have a Rufus of your own for support.
October 5, 2021
Your A1c is a navigational tool
Let’s talk A1c. Your A1c looks at your blood sugars over the past three months. It isn’t good or bad. It is a tool. In this episode, I will talk about a recent conversation with my son about his A1c. I will also share my thoughts on the subject. So get cozy and let’s talk A1c.
September 28, 2021
Not everyone needs to use an insulin pump but everyone should have choices.
You don’t have a choice to have diabetes but you should have a choice in how you manage it. Let’s talk about why people use insulin pumps and why they don’t! Grab a beverage and listen while we talk about insulin therapy options. To learn more about insulin pumps go to
September 22, 2021
The Path to Becoming the Diabetes Goddess
Becoming the Diabetes Goddess is a journey that has taken years. The beginning was messy. I knew nothing about diabetes and never knew what type 1 diabetes was. All of that changed in March of 2000. This episode shares the raw emotions of that day. The day my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I will share with you my guilt and my terror as I learned that my 2 year old son had diabetes and it was killing him.  For more information on the signs of diabetes see
September 14, 2021
The Diabetes Goddess Trailer
This is the trailer for Diabetes Goddess podcast with Barb Wagstaff! Join Barb each week as she shares stories and tips to help you feel less alone and more empowered in your diabetes care.
August 9, 2021