Sam Talbot: October 30, 2019


Inspiring Others with Diabetes to Live More and Worry Less 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month



Celebrity Chef, Author and Entrepreneur Author of “The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries”

Executive Chef/Partner at Morty’s Oyster Stand in Montauk, N.Y.

Since his days on Top Chef, Sam Talbot has worn many hats: celebrity chef, author, entrepreneur and consultant to name a few. One of his newest roles, however, is that of diabetes mentor – Sam has Type 1 diabetes and while he has gone public via his diabetes cook book and collaborations with his friend Nick Jonas as part of their organization, Beyond Type 1. Sam is now spearheading a new campaign inspiring others with diabetes to Live More and Worry Less. 


As part of the initiative, Sam is partnering with Medtronic to help get the message out about their technology to help more people with diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, individuals like Sam spend a lot of time thinking about their disease which leads to a lot of daily mental work. Sam is the type of person that’s always on the go and constantly pushing the boundaries on what he can do physically.

·         Discuss quick and simple eating tips to help anyone, but especially those living with diabetes, eat better and feel better

·         Illustrate/share some of his favorite quick, diabetes-friendly recipes to help with meal planning

·         Talk about how he is partnering with Medtronic partnership to help get the message out about their technology to help more people with diabetes, live more and worry less.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition for which there is no cure. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.25 million Americans are living with the condition and 40,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year. People with Type 1 diabetes must monitor their blood sugar and take insulin multiple times a day to prevent dangerous episodes of high and low blood sugar. According to Sam, living with Type 1 diabetes means you need to be always thinking ahead.

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