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skin grip podcast episode 1

Episode 001 - Welcome & Let's Talk an Adult Diagnosis with T1D

October 04, 2021

Hi! My name is Lissie Poyner. Type one diabetic, Integrative Health Coach and founder of Needles and Spoons Health & Wellness. At the age of 19 my life changed forever when I was diagnosed with T1D and to be frank, I was exhausted with how much my care was sugarcoated (excuse the pun).

So here we are. Let’s get this thing started! Welcome to Keeping it 100 Radio. This podcast was created in collaboration with Skin Grip (my favorite patch company) to give you the real & raw conversations around type one diabetes. We know there’s a lot left uncovered in our doctor’s office and we’re here to fill that gap. In this podcast you’ll hear personal experiences from me, strategies from all of the experts I know, and everything you need to help you create an empowered life with diabetes.

This episode will set the foundation. I'm inviting you into my personal journey with type one diabetes and inside my diagnosis as a young adult.

Inside the episode we'll talk all about:

  1. Who the heck is Lissie Poyner and what we do around here as Needles and Spoons Health & Wellness
  2. College life and a diagnosis of type one diabetes
  3. How my family's reaction impacted my experience around my diagnosis
  4. Life after college, a second diagnosis and the bigger impact it has.
  5. How I shifted to a holistic approach and how transformed everything

Thank you to Skin Grip for sponsoring this podcast! Check out my absolute favorite patches and save 10% at check out by using the code "LISSIE"!

Hit the play button and let's get started!



Lissie Poyner

Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer & Founder of Needles and Spoons

Integrative Diabetes Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, owner of Needles and Spoons Health & Wellness, and creator Keeping It 100. I help overwhelmed people with Type One Diabetes just like you gain more predictability in their blood sugars so they can finally take their life plans off hold. 

I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 19, and to say that I was lost would be an understatement. In the years that followed my diagnosis, through trial, (a lot of) error, and education, I took my own A1C from a 7.1 to a consistent 5.7 and learned what it really takes to achieve predictability in my blood sugars. I also brought my Ulcerative Colitis into remission! 


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