"…Beta Cell is relatable, because there is no one type of person, and Stubing is a regular guy with type 1 diabetes."

The Lancet

“Your podcast makes me laugh; it makes me cry; it keeps me going. I love it so much it almost hurts.”

— Maryna

 

At 13 years old, Craig Stubing started experiencing the symptoms of extremely high blood sugar. Without any experience with type 1 diabetes, his family mistook his symptoms as just puberty. Eventually, a visit to the doctor sent him to the emergency room and changed his life forever. Hear more of Craig’s story here.

Craig launched Beta Cell in 2015 as a response to an online community he felt was more about complaining than understanding each other. Through one-on-one interviews with people of all backgrounds, Craig tries to discover how type 1 diabetes impacts our lives and how our lives impact our type 1 diabetes.

To help explore the many aspects of living with type 1 diabetes, Craig created and hosts three more shows: Out of Range, a talk show about "real things diabetes;" The 3s, where people with T1D interview their friends and family; and Thicker Than Water, which documents Craig's Aunt Laura getting diagnosed with, and adjusting to, life with type 1 diabetes at 60 years old.

Beta Cell is based out of Los Angeles, California. New episodes are released every Monday.


How to Listen

IOS

  1. Open the podcast app.
    It’s a pre-loaded app called “Podcasts” with a purple icon. (If you’re reading this on your iPhone or iPad right now, just click this link.)

  2. Search for Beta Cell.
    Tap on the “search” magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen, type in “Beta Cell” and select it from the list of results.

  3. Subscribe.
    Once on the show’s page, tap the “subscribe” button to have new episodes sent to your phone automatically for free. You can adjust your notifications to receive a message when a new episode arrives.

ANDROID

  1. Open the podcast app.
    It’s a pre-loaded app called “Play Music” with an orange-and-yellow icon. (If you’re reading this on your phone or tablet right now, just click this link.)

  2. Search for Beta Cell.
    Click on the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen, search for “Beta Cell,” and select it from the list of results. You may have to scroll down to find the “Podcasts” search results.

  3. Subscribe.
    Once on the show’s page, tap “subscribe” to have new episodes sent to your phone automatically for free.


Support

Our shows will always be free, but with your donations we'll be able to cover our expenses, continue to innovate with audio storytelling, and even one day take the show live on the road.

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