Wearing Diabetes On My Sleeve… Even In Medical School | Ideen Tabatabai | Real Life Diabetes Podcast 39

Diabetes is the best thing that ever happened to us. This guy, Ideen Tabatabai, lives out that mantra, and diabetes continues to shape his path as he exits medical school. Alongside Ryan, they explore the subtle, and not so subtle, ways that diabetes shaped their medical school experience, oftentimes in absurd, hilarious ways. Ideen is a 4th year medical student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He’s been living with T1D for 18 years, with Dad and brother as fellow folks with diabetes. He plans to specialize in pediatrics, and to further sub-specialize in pediatric endocrinology (takes one to know one). We can’t wait to follow his path.


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How do we know each other? Well, the common thread is our good buddy and past podcast guest, Kelly McKeever.
Accommodations for test taking:
  • Begin this process at least 6 MONTHS in advance
  • Well worth it when you have to dedicate long periods of time for a standardized exam (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
According to Ideen – Low BGs hinder your ability to communicate…
Quote from Ideen: Well controlled diabetes is the leading cause of nothing!
Ideen shares his T1D family history and WOW, it’s quite the story….
  • TrialNet helped diagnose Ideen’s little bro.

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