AMBER

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Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ on her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest – whatever that means.

Her life has been filled pursuing her passion for art, non-profit ventures and travel. In 2015 she stepped down as Executive Director for a community artspace and gallery to pursue her drive to co-found the DiabetesDailyGrind.com and Real Life Diabetes Podcast. She often says, “Art is my passion, but diabetes is my life“. Amber’s – no filter – approach to sharing her story gives an honest look into her daily life in hopes of letting others know they aren’t alone on this T1D journey.

On January 28th, 2018, Amber celebrated her 35th “Diaversary”. When diagnosed, she never thought she would reach this milestone with her eyesight and all of her toes. Amber’s outlook on life is much different from the earlier doom-and-gloom years spent hating the world because of the disease.  Even though life with diabetes is challenging, she attributes much of her success to dealing with the struggles. Amber lives life to the fullest and enjoys time with close friends and family, wine, long walks, decorating magazines, and new cooking adventures.

As she continues on the path to help PWDs, the day after National Diabetes Day 2016, she embarked on a new chapter as Associate Director for the FIRST Maps 3 Adult Wellness Center (Healthy Living OKC). This position allows her to share her journey with diabetes while partnering with NUMEROUS health organizations to better the lives of the 4,200+ members, all age 50 and beyond.

Amber's Most Popular Blogs

Podcast 58: Going For The Gold | Future Olympian, Kate Hall


Kate Hall, is like many of us in the diabetes community – unstoppable and she decided early on that Type 1 diabetes won’t keep her from pursuing her dreams. She is an inspiration to us all and does a phenomenal job sharing her story on the road to becoming a 2020 Olympian.

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Podcast 57: Hot Topic of the Times – The Price Of Insulin | Bram Sables-Smith


After a long hiatus, I’m back and doing my best to use new technology… I chose to kickoff this new wave of podcasts with a “hot topic“, insulin affordability and accessibility. The DOC (diabetes online community) has been harping on this for ages, but as the topic is now international news after a recent wave of “published” deaths due to insulin rationing, it was time to chat with the author of Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing, Bram Sables-Smith.

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Life Lessons I’d Whisper To My Newly Diagnosed Self

 

Rolling into the second half of my 34th year of living with Type 1 diabetes, I can’t help but reflect on what has led me to my current state of T1D affairs. It wasn’t until meeting fellow Diabetes Daily Grind co-founder, Ryan, that I began talking about my life with the disease. This journey has brought on an incredible number of “ah-ha” moments, recognition of suppressed anger and “moving on” milestones.  Continue reading

A Stroll Through My Life Of Low BG Reactions

Over the past three years of binge reading other PWD’s posts and interviewing people who live with diabetes, the common theme has been our ability to recognize low BGs changes over time. In my adolescent years, my nose would feel numb and I would get shaky. At that point in my life I was checking my BG every once in awhile so my body took the reigns and made sure I knew something wasn’t right. It was all about trial and error – I feel woozy and am shaking so I would down a packet of honey or four and start to feel better. Continue reading

Does Diabetes Phantom Pain Really Exist?

I’m completely aware I sound crazy, but I’ve experienced a new diabetes scenario since jumping on board with the Dexcom G5. I want to be clear as I stated in a recent post, Losing My T1D Technology Virginity, the insertion of the device did not/does not hurt so this recent discovery had me questioning how my mind is processing a foreign object/device being attached to me… Continue reading