We're bringing the In Sickness + In Health podcast back from the dead! After an extended hiatus, we're back with this month's episode featuring recurring guest, Christopher Snider. They talk about what Cara's been up to while she hasn't been working on the podcast, representation of chronic illness on screen, and get a house building update from Christopher. They discuss the recent Diabetes episode of Blackish, and the documentaries, Gaga: Five Foot and Unrest, as well as the mixed emotions of seeing these issues get wider attention--especially when a public figure comes out about their health issues.Read More
This week Cara finally talks to someone with a disease people have actually heard of: Type 1 diabetes. Christopher Snider is creator of the My Disease Secret communities, ePatient advisor for Stanford’s MedicineX conference, blogger at tobesugarfree.com, and host of the Just Talking podcast. He also has Type 1 diabetes. In this week’s episode, he talks about living with Type 1 Diabetes, the divides within the diabetes community, getting involved in the community himself, and launching the My Disease Secret platforms.Read More
In episode 01, Lauren talks about her long diagnostic process, misdiagnoses, diagnostic delay, and gives us a crash course on just what dysautonomia is. She is the president of Dysautonomia International, a nonprofit she started in 2012, which has gone on to raise considerable funds for research in a neglected field, and hosts an annual patient-centered conference that doesn’t follow any rules. We talk about that research and the conference, and how exciting it is to get in a room with 400 other people who get it, don’t think you’re crazy, and might even share their Gatorade with you.
Lauren lives with Sjogren’s Syndrome and dysautonomia that includes Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST), and Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS).Read More