September, 2022 – Living with Diabetes: Tips for Optimal Health with Sara Harris
In this short yet information-packed episode, host Pete Waggoner interviews Sara Harris about her profession as a registered dietician and a specialist in diabetes care. Sara shares her firsthand experience managing diabetes and provides helpful tips on maintaining optimal health while living with this chronic condition. She puts emphasis on how small lifestyle and diet changes can significantly impact one’s health for the better.
This episode is sure to leave listeners feeling inspired and motivated to make positive changes in their lives amidst the challenges posed by diabetes.
Small changes in lifestyle and diet can have a big impact on health.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing diabetes. Working with a healthcare provider and creating a personalized plan is key.
In this episode:
[1:18] Sara Harris talks about how she became interested in the field of dietetics and diabetes care. She mentions how she grew up on a farm and got diagnosed with diabetes later on when she was already working as a dietician.
[6:04] Pete asks Sara to explain the key differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sara talks about how these two are often confused and how each type requires a different approach when it comes to management.
[8:40] Sarah gives a glimpse of what patients can expect when they go to the Hudson Medical Center for diabetes care. She talks about how they begin with a comprehensive assessment and then develops an individualized care plan based on the patient’s needs.
[11:11] Pete and Sara discuss the importance of making lifestyle changes when living with diabetes. Sara shares some personal insights on how to make small yet impactful changes in diet and physical activity.
[14:45] Sara shares some takeaways and final tips for listeners. She emphasizes the importance of working with a healthcare provider and discussing one’s specific goals in managing diabetes.
“This diabetes business doesn’t have to be so challenging. Let’s make this doable where people do not feel frustrated, they don’t feel like failures, and they don’t judge themselves. We got this, we can do this. And I’m gonna help you.” – Dr. Sara Harris