Amber scored a once in a lifetime interview with the “Human Highlight Film”, NBA legend and Hall of Fame Inductee, Dominique Wilkins (imagine his name radiating within in an arena). Wilkins is no stranger to diabetes as his father and grandfather both died from diabetes related complications. When diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes post retirement – he knew it was time get back in the game. In this unique glimpse into his personal life, they discuss his childhood diet, diagnosis day BG numbers and changing his diabetes regimen from pills to injections. This man is honest, entertaining and inspirational.
Props to us for exceptional long-term planning in the coordination of Dominique’s episode being the 21st (it was his number!!!!! We just put this together.)
- Amber tried to sweet talk Dominique into kicking off the first issue of the T2D Exposed calendar. If don’t know what we’re talking about – CLICK HERE to check it out. We love these gals and featured co-founder, Tara, in Podcast 16. Amber’s still holding on to making this calendar a reality.
- In 2014, Wilkins partnered with Novo Nordisk to film a commercial citing their commitment to raising awareness of diabetes in the urban community, with an emphasis on children’s nutrition. He’s walking the walk and talking the talk based upon real life experiences.
*Note to the listeners – Amber was having an epic day with high BGs so she was running at about 67%.
Wilkins agreed to meet face to face should he make the trek to Oklahoma next season. Fellow Grinders – if given the chance, what would you ask him? You never know what might happen…