The Differences and Similarities of Managing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Melissa Slemp Notable Quotes

“I have coached people who have pre-diabetes, Type 2, and Type 1, and I’m just a big believer of good, healthy foods, so that’s always my recommendation. Nobody is going to fail eating good, healthy foods. And it definitely helps anybody living with any disease.”

                                                – Melissa Slemp


Episode Summary

According to the CDC, over 35 million Americans are living with diabetes, and that number is split between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. While insulin and blood sugar are deeply involved in both types, there are key differences between the two that will dictate how to best manage each kind.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to health coach Melissa Slemp to walk us through the differences and similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Melissa has been managing Type 1 Diabetes for 40 years since her initial diagnosis at age 14 and is now currently helping women to manage their diabetes diagnosis while gaining more confidence and energy.


Relevant Links

Melissa SlempWebsite | Instagram | Facebook


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Melissa Slemp (01:24)
  • Melissa Slemp and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (03:56)
    • Melissa Slemp, her diabetes diagnosis, and her health journey (04:58)
    • The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (07:08)
  • Individual insulin management between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (09:26)
  • Why is there weight loss with Type 2 Diabetes? (10:07)
  • The diet of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes patients (12:12)
  • The balancing act between managing diabetes and exercise (14:00)
  • Insulin sensitivity and Type 1 Diabetes (15:22)
  • Glucose as the primary driver in diabetes and its management (16:28)
  • Should there be any diet differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes? (18:52)
  • Are there supplements to manage diabetes? (19:42)
  • Type 1 Diabetes and peri-menopause or menopause (21:54)
  • Where to find and keep up with Melissa Slemp’s work (27:57)


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