Take Control of Your Health a series of short radio segments aimed at helping people make changes to improve their own health
“I now know the challenges of diabetes”
Kalli talks about how she is taking responsibility for keeping track of her blood-sugar and managing her diabetes, now that she is a teenager.
Suddenly, I Could Not Catch a Breath
Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
I Could Finally Take a Deep Breath of Air
Jim was told he had only months to live, but then a life-saving heart valve procedure gave him a miraculous outcome.
Life is Good and I Feel Great
explains how rheumatic fever in his teens caused him to have an extra heartbeat,
which eventually led to heart valve repair decades later.
Open Heart Surgery Wasn’t an Option
Charlotte explains the life-saving “magic” procedure that replaced her heart valve, without open heart surgery.
Don’t Stick with Status Quo
Keith shares how there are always things outside of your control, so managing your health takes diligence.
Small Changes Lead to Big Results
Tammy advises people with diabetes to practice self-acceptance and make small goals, so they can add up to big lifestyle changes.
It Will Never Happen to Me!
Tammy talks about how she had to overcome her own denial, stereotypes, and fears about managing diabetes.
Facing the Reality of Diabetes
Will talks about some of the ways he manages his food plan, so he can have his cake and eat it too.
Stress Can Make Diabetes Worse
Kay talks about how she manages her stress level, in order to help manager her diabetes.
Family History Raises Risk
Roger shares the pep talk he gives himself about managing his diabetes.