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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Victor Garber has Type 1 Diabetes and a new show on the CW

Scott Benner

Legends of Tomorrow, Titanic, The Flash, Alais, Legally Blond, Godspell; the man's IMDB page is a mile long!

Victor Garber stopped by the Juicebox Podcast to talk about his life with type 1 diabetes, his new show on The CW (a spinoff of The Flash called 'Legends of Tomorrow') and a diabetes charity that he supports called 'Beyond Type 1'.

You can listen now with the inline player above, on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app - search for Juicebox Podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe!

Set your DVRs ~ Don't miss Victor on the series premier of 'Legends of Tomorrow', January 21st on The CW.

Its not often that someone is this willing to speak so open and honestly about their life with diabetes. I'm genuinely grateful for Victor's willingness to be transparent about his journey with type 1. It doesn't matter if you are a person living with the disease or someone just hoping to hear about his work on Legends... Victor Garber's kindness and desire for people to learn from his life overflow in this episode - I think you'll love hearing what he had to say, I certainly loved speaking with him!

"Whatever happens, I'll just make it work... because that's what i do." - Victor Garber

Show Notes

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Watch the trailer featuring Victor as one half of Firestorm!

What is the Juicebox Podcast

Scott Benner

Many months ago I tried to write about a topic here on Arden's Day and no matter how many times I wrote the piece, it never came out in a way that I was comfortable with.

One time the message was muddled, the next pass lost the tone and once I actually thought I had it but used so many words that I genuinely felt concerned that you wouldn't read it all.

Eventually I gave up and never published my thoughts on the topic even though I believe them to be cogent, important and clear - just never could write them down. Then one day as I was lamenting my failure of communication to my wife Kelly I said, "If I could only tell them (you are 'them'), if we could only talk... I know I could be clear on the topic".

That statement gave birth to the Juicebox Podcast!

What is a podcast? A podcast is basically a radio show that isn't on the radio, instead it is captured on an Mp3 and made available for streaming or download. My sound files are being distributed through iTunes, Soundcloud, my blog and Stitcher. Though there are many other podcasting platforms, these are the ones that I've opted to start with. When the listener subscribes on the platform of their choice they will be notified each time a new episode arrives. I listen to many podcasts and my hope is to add to the landscape in a positive way.

I began planning my podcast by imagining that I would only record a show when I "needed" to for clarity sake but then I thought about the interviews that I write and how interesting the conversations are with the subjects and wanted to share them as well. As I pondered how to structure the show it occurred to me that I could use the audio format to finally accomplish something that I've been wanting to do for some years - revisit the journey that I've taken while writing Arden's Day so that I could make sense of the things I was going through and relate them to you in a way that you would find helpful. And so that's what I'm going to do. 

I wanted episode one to be an explanation of the show's intended path but I was surprised with the opportunity to interview Adam Lasher from American Idol and needed to adjust my plan. So episode 2 is really episode 1... but you'll figure it out.

So far I've interviewed Ryan Reed the 21 year old NASCAR driver and person with type 1 about his first NASCAR win, his diagnosis and how he overcame a doctor telling him that he couldn't race with type 1.

I spoke about how texting with Arden led to lowering her A1c (it's currently 5.9!).

Had a conversation with Adam Lasher from this season's American Idol (He's the guy who performed with his Dexcom receiver clipped to his guitar).

and more...

I'm hoping that you'll give it a try...

I'll be talking with you about type 1 diabetes, parenting, diabetes technology and have interviews with cool people that live with type 1. In addition, I'm very excited to explore Arden's Day from the beginning and find out what worked, what didn't and what I could have done better (plenty I'm betting). Oh and my super not-so-secret other hope is that you'll want to come on the show and talk about type 1 parenting with me. Email if that sounds like something you are up for!

Okay, if you are a podcast enthusiast please subscribe on your favorite platform, new shows are  weekly on Tuesdays.  If you are still wondering what a podcast is... give it a try. You can listen in the car, at the grocery store or in the kitchen (I listen to mine in the shower). Any questions, just ask!

Follow Juicebox Podcast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @JuiceboxPodcast and online RSS feed for the podcast is here.

Lilly/Disney Books & Backpack Giveaway Winners Announcement

Scott Benner

I'm knocking down two birds with one microphone this morning. 

It was time for another microphone test for my upcoming podcast and also time to announce the winners of the Lilly Diabetes and Disney books giveaway. I took the opportunity and choose the winners during the mic test. All you have to do is click play on the audio player below to find out if you won - good luck!

Winners will be receiving an email from me very soon. I want to say congratulations to those who were picked at random and thank those who participated and weren't chosen. Thank you!