Season 2, Episode 02: Diabetes Super Panel – Real Life Stories About Living With Diabetes All Day, Every Day

As part of the First Annual Diapoint Type 1 Diabetes Virtual Family Picnic, in August 2020, we held a live diabetes panel discussion with five amazing people with Type 1 Diabetes from the Middle East.

This is our most listened-to session from that event. It is definitely worth a replay, so we are sharing it again. There is so much wisdom and advice shared from our panel who are living with diabetes.

Advocates from the UAE, Kuwait, Palestine and Lebanon joined us for this lively diabetes discussion. During this session, they shared their stories and experiences with us about living with diabetes.


Introducing Our Diabetes Panel From Around the Middle East

We are so thankful to our friends for joining our super panel. Find them on Instagram:

  1. Mohammed Seyam (Palestine) – @mohammed.seyam99
  2. Mohammad AlBahar (Kuwait) – @thediabetictraveler
  3. Cyrine Farhat (Lebanon) – @positiveonglucose_diabetes
  4. Noor Al Ramahi (United Arab Emirates) – @n_ramahi
  5. Yassmin Al Shalabi (Palestine)


Topics covered:

  1. Being a diabetes ambassador and advocate
  2. Rights of people living with diabetes
  3. Positive perspectives on diabetes
  4. Diabetes as a super power!
  5. Diabetes and social media
  6. Isolation, loneliness and the diabetes stigma
  7. Day to day management of diabetes
  8. Diabetes burnout
  9. Hypers and hypos
  10. Medical and professional support
  11. … and so SO much more!


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Show Notes and Links

Living with Diabetes: Mohammed Seyam

Pictured above: Mohammed Seyam’s wall

Disclaimer: It should go without saying that the Diapoint podcast is not intended as or should not be used as personal medical advice. You will hear us interview medical experts and others, but please always always ask your qualified doctor, diabetes team or other expert about your health. What works for one person does not always work for another person. What you should always do when you discover any new health information is ask YOUR doctor about it. This information should empower you to have a discussion with your healthcare providers about it. Diapoint, our guests, sponsors and business partners are not here to replace that advice. Living a full, healthy life means taking the proper medical advice from your qualified physicians, diabetes team or other healthcare providers.

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About Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast and Pamela Durant

DIa-Logue podcast about diabetes

Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics related to health and wellness.

The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old.

Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

If you are interested in appearing as a guest, please email us at We would love to hear your story and your connection to diabetes.

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