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"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

The Pulse

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

"It's just interesting to have this disease that's like an invisible disability where i look normal from the outside and i wouldn't want to not look normal from the outside i mean no one stares at me 'cause i've got diabetes but that means that they don't understand how hard it is one thing that's really stood out to me through the course of this conversation is how much we have in common and it's it's really interesting to hear someone else say things that i have nearly in the exact same words thought myself yes i believe so we are a lot alike which i thought that we were very different is far as tight one in type two diabetes that's kisha brooker and catherine price talking about living with diabetes katia has type two and catherine type one within thirty million people in the us deal with this kind of thing it's an epidemic that's sweeping the country changing lives and our healthcare system but other countries have higher numbers yet india has been called the diabetes capital of the world more than sixty million people there have this illness that's the highest rate globally barry popkin is one of the researchers trying to figure out what's causing this diabetes explosion he's an attrition professor at the university of north carolina he works at their school of global public health berry says that people of indian descent are genetically predisposed to developing type two diabetes which is related to body fat with specially fat around the heart and deliver what we call visceral fat that fat around your heart and liver doesn't necessarily show up on the scale sometimes we call this skinny fat or normal weight obesity or.

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"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

The Pulse

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

"What happened to thomas was a safety issue and that quote we feel very strongly that we not treat him in any way unfairly or unlawfully greg poll is thomas's attorney he has diabetes himself the heart of the americans with disabilities act is to do an individualized assessment of a particular applicant or employee so companies are supposed to look at you as a person can you do the job if you're waiting tables can you can replace a food and serve customers just as well as anyone else according to the americans with this abilities act that's what companies should ask but greg says sometimes they just have a blanket ban on anyone with diabetes i have seen over the years actually letters that come out from employers saying you are not being hired because of diabetes grank says when people here are no like that that's when they might end up suing somebody here's an example a pilot is suing the federal aviation administration because the agency has a policy if you have five bts and need insulin you can't be a commercial pilot the general policy is no stay tuned that's being challenged right now alan you reported the story you're listening to the pulse i'm like god and we're talking about the cost of diabetes it might cost you your dream job but then there's also the social cost the way diabetes can interfere with your life how you spend your time and your energy that's something kisha brooker and catherine price talked about when they sat down for a conversation in our studio catherine has type one and kisha type two diabetes i don't go out much.

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"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

The Pulse

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

"We're talking about diabetes an illness that will change your life both kisha brooker and catherine price no this kiesha is forty five years old she is a community health worker in philadelphia i've had type two diabetes since i was twenty five years old catherine is thirty nine she's a science writer had type one diabetes since i was twenty two years old kisha was told she was pre diabetic at first and i'm like what would is that what is pre so she was healthy and athletic so she didn't think this was a big deal my doctor told me that you know just stay on a good diet and watch what you eat this time i was like one hundred ten pounds and i'm like watch what i need to stay on a diet i i'm gonna disappear so but when she started having children things got more serious and by this time i was about one hundred and maybe pounds so each pregnancy i gained about four year fifty pounds catherine started having weird symptoms in her early twenties she was so thirsty all the time i'm to the point that i was getting up in the middle of the night and drinking out of the faucet and the dorms bathroom and was actually dreaming about soda and i don't normally drink soda but having these like weird fantasy is of like sparkling things with ice cubes ed and it was hungry all the time she was forgetting stuff and acting strangely have this vague memory of being at a party and sitting underneath the table eating eating a loaf of bread which is not my normal mo at any circumstance that i hadn't been drinking it was just very weird so i went to the health center and i wrote down all these symptoms and i now know like if someone writes down all those symptoms they're basically presenting the most classic case of type one diabetes ever but i i had no idea with both type one and type two the body has trouble controlling blood sugar levels.

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"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

The Pulse

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"kisha brooker" Discussed on The Pulse

"This whyy program is supported by the philadelphia speaker series presented by widener university returning to the kimmel center for seven engaging evenings featuring james komi humorous dave berry jeb bush gloria steinem and others philadelphia speakers dot org major funding for the pulse is provided by leadership gift from the sutherland family charitable fund the sutherland support whyy and its commitment to the production of programs that improve our quality of life and by penn medicine this is the pulse stories about the people and places at the heart of health and science i mike and scott i do a lot of seminars and i do a lot of training and things like that where i'm sitting in nearly offer breakfasts and the offered lunch and like breakfast like no i can't have anything that's on that table i know it's like no no no no and they're like we know you're like now i can't i know it's an orange i can't have that kisha brooker and catherine price both have diabetes anytime you're gonna coffee shopper a store and like for me it's like okay that's an entire case of no i only have coffee and tea yes kisha and catherine are taking control of their diabetes but the illness has taken a lot from them thanksgiving is horrible i don't even celebrate it anymore on my i have lots of siblings that they wanna make everything under the sun and i was like the best big macaroni and cheese maker in the family closest to moms and sweet potato pie but you have to taste those things and i'm like.

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