The Book of Better

Finishing up American Diabetes Month, Chuck Eichten joins me for Episode 111. A recent author, person with diabetes and employee of Nike – clearly there’s lots to talk about. On the Nike front we talk about what his work generally involves and some of the athletes he’s met. On the diabetes front, being diagnosed in 1975 he has a unique perspective of experiencing the evolution of diabetes technology. Most of the conversation is about his book – including the initial motivations, the process, the completed product and the initial reception. Enjoy.

You can get more information about his book, The Book of Better at

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  1. Enjoyable as always. I was a little frustrated to come away from the episode without a better sense as to whether I, as a PWD not yet requiring external insulin, was really in the book’s target audience. While insulin pumps featured prominently in the discussion, I couldn’t tell how much of the book’s focus was on that.

    1. Bob, Sorry about that. It’s difficult, when you’re just talking with Chris, to stay on topic. The Book of Better offers all kinds of ways to make living with diabetes—no matter what flavor you have— Better. The pump is just one of those ways, and obviously only for those who require external insulin.

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