Hi, I’m Here to Interview Diabetes Advocate Kerri Sparling and Dr. Korey Hood?

A couple of weeks ago I received a diabetes-related pitch in my inbox. Ordinarily I would flip a coin to see if it was worth reading, but the subject line in this one was particularly noteworthy:

Interview: Diabetes Advocate Kerri Sparling and Dr. Korey Hood

Of course, considering how long I’ve known Kerri and the fact that Dr. Hood was a recent guest on my podcast, I had to laugh. But then I decided to accept the offer to interview said diabetes advocates, if anything, to give them a break from some of the suggested questions that were included in the pitch. Such winners include:

  • What are some of the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes that most people are unaware of?
  • What does this technology [in this case, the Animas Vibe] mean for those living with insulin dependent diabetes?
  • How does this latest pump technology help with overall diabetes management?
  • How has Continuous Glucose Monitoring been shown to improve blood glucose control?

There’s nothing specifically wrong with these questions. Depending on the outlet, covering these basics is essential. I decided to conduct a slightly more casual interview with the ten minutes I had.

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Just Talking with Dr. Korey Hood

This week I’m joined by Dr. Korey Hood and a conversation about his diabetes diagnosis, his interest in the psychology of adolescents with diabetes, his journey to UCSF, and his new position at Stanford University. There’s also some talk about planning American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference, and Dancing with the Stars. Enjoy.

Dr. Hood lurks on Twitter at @koreykhood and can be reached via email at kkhood at stanford dot edu.

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