AMBER

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 her new 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.

Her life has been filled pursuing her passion for art, advocacy, non-profit ventures and travel. In 2015 she stepped down as Executive Director for a community artspace and gallery she founded to co-found DiabetesDailyGrind.com and the Real Life Diabetes Podcast. Amber’s – no filter – approach to sharing an honest look into her daily life resonates with the diabetes community. She hopes her story and those of podcast guests remind ALL people living diabetes – you are NOT alone.

On January 28th Amber celebrated her 37th “Diaversary”. When diagnosed, she never thought she would reach this milestone with her eyesight and all of her toes. Amber’s outlook these days is much different from the earlier doom-and-gloom years spent quietly hating life. Even though managing diabetes can be a challenge, she attributes much of her success to dealing with the T1D struggles.

Her dating profile shares she enjoys time with close friends and family, wine, long walks, decorating magazines, and new cooking adventures. #reallifediabetes

Amber's Most Popular Blogs

#124: Nupur Lalvani | We’re All Sailing in the Same Boat

Real Life Diabetes Podcast 124

Can you imagine black ants being attracted to sugar as part of your diagnosis story? Well, today’s guest, Nupur Lalvani shares her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and everything she has going on in her very active advocacy life. She is the founder of the Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation, India’s largest patient-led support group for people living with all types of diabetes. Continue reading

#123: Patricia Daiker | What Are You Willing to Do Today?

Seeing diabetes every day can develop denial and avoidance of the disease. In this episode, Patricia shares her journey to compassion for herself and other people living with this disease. She explains – diabetes should not define our purpose as she reflects on how denial, anger, bargaining, and depression are all connected to unresolved grief. Continue reading

#122: Qiana Drew | You’re Really Only as Strong as Your Foundation

Real Life Diabetes Podcast #122

If you can name it, you can tame it! In this episode, Qiana Drew clears up some misconceptions and shares how, when it came to her diabetes, she would often do things to try and keep up with her thin peers. Eventually, she realized this mindset was not a healthy way to live and decided to share her journey with Type 1 diabetes and diabulimia to help others live their best life.

#121: Ermo Egberts | Taking Radical Ownership of Your Health

Real Life Diabetes Podcast

I knew Ermo Egberts would be the perfect guest after reading his post about attending an ecstatic dance party where he connected with others on a spiritual level. Ermo’s story is a testament to the power of self-awareness and self-care, and he encourages others who are living with diabetes to stay positive and hopeful while living life to the fullest.

#120: Azure Wolfe | Loving the Skin We’re In

Real Life Diabetes Podcast - Azure Wolfe

Every change that our body experiences as we age is connected to hormones, and should not be neglected. In this episode we discuss the changes our T1D bodies are experiencing in our forties. Azure also speaks passionately about the importance of connecting with others who are living with diabetes to support one another and recommends a community approach to diabetes management.

Join in to hear how Azure loves her ever-changing body.

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