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 68: The Power of Connectivity within the T1D Community

Last December, Anne came to the rescue, offering help during my insulin crisis while in San Antonio, Texas. She, like many people in the DOC (diabetes online community) stayed in contact with me while I resolved the problem. She is a leader in the diabetes community and her wealth of knowledge has helped so many T1Ds and their families.

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Podcast 67: T1D Circus Acrobat, Snack Mom & World Traveler | Drew Butler

Traveling through multiple time zones with diabetes while being sedentary on the plane can be a lot to handle, but it didn’t keep Drew from his 12 month adventure across the globe. In this episode, he shares his mis-diagnosis, transitioning into life with T1D as a young adult, his love of circus acrobatics and lessons learned while traveling abroad. He is truly an inspiration to all people living with this disease and his laid back personality is warm and welcoming.

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Podcast 66: A Gathering of Oklahoma T1D Dinosaurs

Recently, Mayor David Holt declared a pride week in my home town of Oklahoma City. It made me think – do I know any LGBTQ T1Ds? Yep, and not only is she my friend, she is one of the only people I know that has had diabetes as long as I have – hence the title – T1D dinosaurs. We are a rare breed and it was thrilling to sit with Bonnie and share what life was like 35+ years ago growing up with this disease. Bonnie and Jennifer did a fabulous job sharing how managing diabetes is sometimes a group effort.

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Podcast 65: Looking Forward To What Lies Ahead | Me, Myself & I

I’ve been preparing  this heartfelt episode for quite some time, and after months of research and polling friends & family, I am thrilled to announce Patreon, a phenomenal and trusted membership platform. All of the Real Life Diabetes podcast episodes will remain free, but members will receive perks. There are five tiers – all of which are affordable so I hope you will take a moment to check it out.

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