Friday, July 11, 2008

'Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show' Episode 157: Meet Cindy Swanson, A Type 2 Diabetic Who Is Using Low-Carb To Control Her Disease

Christian DJ Cindy Swanson using low-carb for her diabetes

In Episode 157 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore," I had the pleasure of interviewing a wonderful woman named Cindy Swanson from Rockport, Illinois who is a morning on-air announcer at a Christian music station there. Why did I interview Cindy? Because in 2007 she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and has been on a journey ever since to control that disease through diet. Listen to this newbie diabetic as she talks about how she reacted to this diagnosis and what led her ultimately to carbohydrate restriction. What an amazing story and I hope you are inspired by Cindy's story!

Click on the "LISTEN NOW" link below or download it to your iPod to hear Episode 157:

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It's a scary thing going through hearing you have diabetes for the first time and Cindy Swanson is a great example of the timeline of what happens going through the anger and frustration about getting this disease, her plan of action for educating herself about this disease, and why she ultimately was led to livin' la vida low-carb as a means for controlling her blood sugars. Millions of brand new people go through this each year which is why I continue to talk about diabetes and low-carb so passionately. I'm so grateful for Cindy's candidness about her own story as she has lost over 50 pounds and doing what she has to do to beat her diabetes!

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How about that Cindy Swanson? Her diabetes journey is probably not that different from others and yet she found the way to control hers while others still rely on medications and insulin. Talk about this interview in the show notes section of Episode 157. Check out her "Notes In The Key Of Life" blog and even listen to her on 101QFL Positive Hit Radio in Rockford, IL or online.

Come back next week on Monday when we'll have the incomparable cooking goddess herself with us--Dana Carpender! She gets us all up-to-date on her brand new book about the glycemic load coming out this Fall as well as a surprise announcement that she's going on the 2009 low-carb cruise with us. WOO HOO! Then on Thursday we'll have an inspiring story from fitness expert Eric Morrison. SEE YA THEN!

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Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry Cindy has been going through this. It's sad that she got diabetes, and I know she feels bad that her coke and A&W sugar soda pop habit might have contributed. I do know people with a similar habit throughout their lives who made it to 80 without getting diabetes. I think some folks are susceptible and as Cindy mentioned, diabetes runs in her family.

I have this feeling Cindy will be helping many people. Hey, Cindy, if you're reading this, I'm writing low-carb recipes for an American Diabetes Magazine. When I first started writing cookbooks, it was to help people with diabetes, then when I switched to low-carb, people with diabetes (the very people I wanted to help) rejected my work - but today the paradigm shift has come 360 degrees thanks to the recent ADA approval of low-carb diets.

7/11/2008 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have they really?

7/11/2008 6:59 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi Scott,

Sorry, Scott, I should actually have qualified my statement a bit more. :-)

To my knowledge, the ADA in December tentatively approved low-carb dieting for people with diabetes for a year in order to lose weight. They recommend 130 grams of carbs/day. After that those folks doing a low-carb diet are urged to have their overall health evaluated by a doctor. 130 grams of carbohydrate a day is not what most of us in the low-carb community would call low-carb, but it is a new beginning for the ADA and a step in the right direction. It is a matter of time, I think, before they actually embrace low-carb diets. The ADA is being very cautious and very conservative for reasons of their own no doubt.

7/11/2008 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am just frustrated with the ADA and the rest of these outfits.They can't embrace low carb because they are on the STATIN bandwagon with the AHA.


7/11/2008 11:08 PM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Jennifer! I will DEFINITELY be checking out your recipes...I'm constantly on the look-out for healthy, delicious, low-carb recipes.

7/14/2008 6:27 AM  

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