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OWNing Your Diabetes

Summary: How can you O-W-N your diabetes in three simple steps?
Air Date: 2/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Natalie Strand, MD
Natalie StrandNatalie Strand, MD, is a physician who has been living with diabetes for over 23 years and co-author of A Woman's Guide To Diabetes: A Path To Wellness.

She gained national attention as part of the first female team to win the CBS reality series The Amazing Race. "Dr. Nat" continues to inspire millions of people as a motivational speaker and spokesperson, by connecting with the diabetes community across multiple media platforms and providing practical insights on dealing with the daily realities of diabetes.

She works extensively to promote an active lifestyle in people living with diabetes.
  • Book Title: A Woman's Guide To Diabetes: A Path To Wellness
OWNing Your Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most prominent diseases in society today and is rapidly increasing with each new day. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes, which accounts for 8.3 percent of the population.

Natalie Strand, MD, Medical Director at Freedom Pain Hospital and winner of CBS's The Amazing Race, is part of that statistic. She was diagnosed with diabetes, and after learning to live her life all over again, she wanted to help and empower those of you who are just like her.

Throughout the book, Dr. Strand highlights "OWNing" your diabetes, with the O-W-N being capitalized. What does this mean?
  • Opening up about your diabetes
  • Winning with diabetes
  • Never a victim, always a victor
Strand joins Dr. Mike to discuss her personal journey through diabetes, the reasoning behind writing her book, and how you can OWN diabetes.

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