Rhea Bailey works out of her home studio in Oakland, California where she designs and makes all of her pieces by hand. Rhea is drawn to modern, functional pieces that also exude a grounding quality. She loves exposing the raw texture of clay with varying layers of glaze. Rhea makes most of her pieces on a potters wheel, but also hand builds when the mood strikes. Rhea belief is that food tastes better when eaten out of a handmade bowl or plate.
I think just bringing it back to the pottery piece that was probably the most tangible glimmers of light, if you will, in that particular instance of uprising. I had more attention paid to my work and I was able to leverage that attention to push myself to a different level, creatively as well as financially in that instance being able to get a kiln and round out my studio so I am appreciative of that definitely.
I probably wouldn't be feeling this right now if the episode wasn't stretched so absurdly thin. The aforementioned flashback takes up a shocking amount of screen time and I've already been getting exhausted by the Seducing Woods stuff. I'm at the point now where I'm trying to imagine how this arc might feel in a marathon, and even with my patient standards I think this section is going to be at least one episode too long. Clearly the production cycle is in a tight spot compared to where the manga's story is at, and the show is begging for even a small break.
To dredge up some something positive here, when Charlotte Cracker arrives on the scene and knocks out many of Big Mom's minions, the art on their horrified corpses after having their souls dispatched was ghastly. There's a lot about Cracker and his upcoming fight with Luffy that's super cool and interesting, but as of this episode there would be no way to know how big of a deal he is. His massive 860 million bounty is relegated to the next episode preview (alongside a lot of stellar looking animation) but it's in this episode that we desperately need an adrenaline shot to keep the momentum going, and I don't think there is one nearby.
I think that's the problem. Cracker is a big deal, but right now he feels like just another tedious obstacle in the Seducing Woods. The setting isn't the problem, the characters aren't the problem, the problem is that we've spent so much time goofing off and going through all these repetitive challenges that I can't imagine the few people who keep up with the anime week to week will be getting a whole lot out of the Whole Cake Island arc so far. Next week's episode looks great, and I wish that was the one we were getting this week instead.
On today's show, I'm gonna be speaking with payola. She is the mother of a girl who's been on the podcast before. As a matter of fact, her daughter and her friends who all have type one diabetes were on together. If you remember that episode, this is going to be the mom of one of those girls. While you're listening, please remember that nothing you hear on the Juicebox Podcast should be considered advice, medical or otherwise, always consult a physician. Before making any changes to your health care plan. We're becoming bold with insulin. If you're a US resident who has type one diabetes, or is the caregiver of someone with type one, please go to T one D exchange.org. Forward slash juicebox. Join the registry, fill out the survey help people living with type one diabetes, help yourself move diabetes research forward without getting off your sofa. There's so much you can do in just the 10 minutes that will take you to complete that survey, T one D exchange.org. Forward slash juice box. If you're looking for the diabetes Pro Tip series that defining diabetes series bold beginnings or any of the series within the podcast, they are now listed at the top of juicebox podcast.com. Just go to your browser, and they're all right up there. If you're on a phone, hit the little menu icon, and then you'll see the list this episode of The Juicebox Podcast is sponsored by Ian pen from Medtronic diabetes. You don't want an insulin pump, but you want some of that good functionality that an insulin pump has. You're looking for the in pen in pen today.com today's podcast is also sponsored by Dexcom, makers of the Dexcom G six continuous glucose monitoring system. You want to see your blood sugars in real time. Watch this. I'm going to turn my head. I now know Arden's blood sugar. I just looked at my phone. That was how quick I did 103 and stable. What do you think of that You can do that to artists not even here actually are in the state right now. dexcom.com forward slash juicebox.
Scott Benner 2:44okay. Oh, that's I still have such a fond memory of talking to those girls. It was, That episode was so much fun. I had a lot of fun. So, and you guys are the reason I am the number one podcast on the Cayman Islands. So thank you very much. It's our pleasure. Also, with five other people would start listening to one podcast, I think it would knock me off, but it's not a huge population.
Scott Benner 8:38That's why that's how it happened to us to. I mean, Arden was clearly in hindsight, had lost weight, and, you know, all the other stuff, everything but until it became emergent, like to the point where you're like something's really really wrong. I couldn't I mean, I didn't put any of the pieces together. I also think that looking back on it as the person I am now is not helpful, because back then nobody in my family had ever been sick. I didn't like you know what I mean Like we were living that life you get up you do your thing, you come home, you go to bed, you do it again, like get it no one was ever there was no illnesses to think about in that moment. Now, of course, like now I'm like, I'm like a radar detector, you know, something changes on like, what's gone What would was less time moved to the bathroom.
Paola 10:48Well, that's a good question. So we were provided and connected with an endocrinologist, not necessarily a children's endocrinologist or a pediatric. But he was the number one in in Ecuador in the country. And so everyone spoke very highly about him. So he came over Amaya was, was given her insulin through an IV, her meals came in. And she started to gain a little bit more for color and our skin a little bit more attentive, and so forth. And then came all of our training. So this physician would sit with me and would draw these, I'm not kidding you. He would draw these mountains and hills and in it, put formulas, and he would tell me, this is what you're going to do at this time, you're going to divide it and multiply it by this at this time, remember that this formula only works from this time to this time and so forth, then so am I was actually at the hospital for 10 days, because her her body wasn't reacting positively to the to the insulin and so they kept us there for a little longer. And then by the time we were ready to go, I I had more than 20 pieces of paper with different formulas and hills and mountains that I needed to be able to multiply and add and divide. And and all of this was so confusing at first. So confusing. That's it. And
Scott Benner 21:14Yeah. Let me ask you a question. Did anyone in the beginning tell you you were doing sliding scale They were used, that I was doing what Using a sliding scale Sometimes when I stepped on a scale, I wish it would slide away from me. But that's a different story. How would you like to use the in pen from Medtronic diabetes You might be saying to me, Scott, what the heck is that Just an insulin pen Oh, no, no, it's not just an insulin pen. I think you and I need to visit in pen today.com together to learn more. I've clicked on it already. Have you know you haven't, you're on your phone, probably. But I'm here. So don't worry. In Penn today.com. This is where you're going to learn about what is this thing asking me to do Do I want to take a survey now right now I'm making a podcast. Hold on, we'll do that later. Here's what you get with the pen, you get the pen, which is terrific. It's a pen. And then you get an app that connects to the pen. Now you see what's happening because that app is going to show you your current glucose. You can see your current level After pairing your continuous glucose monitor Oh, oh, okay. What else meal history, dosing history. Activity Log. That's right, you can see a list of the recent actions including doses meals and glucose readings in the activity log. How about if you push that Reports button reports can be generated for up to 90 days of data. It will and the impact is going to show your glucose history your active insulin remaining. That dosing calculator, I don't think you need to know anything else. If you don't want to pump. I mean, you have to look at the impact. And that's just my opinion. But I think you might agree once you go to in Penn today.com. When you're ready to try it fill out the form and you get going. There's videos there to learn about the in pen. testimonials from users, you can find out about their 24 hour technical support their hands on product training, online educational resources and learn about this offer that says you may pay as little as $35 for the event offers available to people with commercial insurance terms and conditions apply. But it's definitely worth you head over to Impend today.com. To find out more in pen requires a prescription and settings from your healthcare provider, you must use proper settings and follow the instructions as directed, or you could experience high or low glucose levels. For more safety information, once again, in Penn today.com. Dexcom is going to give you the power to manage your diabetes with confidence, make better diabetes decisions in the moment with the Dexcom G six. At the beginning of the episode, I told you that my daughter's blood sugar was 123. I think I'm looking now it's 109. It's drifting up slightly. I'm able to watch that with my phone, you can to Android or iPhone. Arden has her phone with her. It's feeding the information into the cloud. And then it drifts back down into my iPhone. I don't think that's technically how it happens. But the cloud is how it works. And you can see, speed, direction and number. That's amazing. Actually up to 10 people can follow a Dexcom user, anyone you want. That could be a teacher, it could be I guess you could be your priest. It can be really anybody. I don't know who you're wanting to do it but I mean probably use your visual mom or your dad or your husband, your wife or something but you know I'm saying dexcom.com forward slash juicebox. See the speed, direction and number of your blood sugar in real time on your phone or on a Dexcom receiver. You have no idea how valuable it is. It's everything. Every decision we make. Every card we cover, or don't. Every time we use insulin we first Look at what the Dexcom is telling us about what's happening with Ardens blood sugar. You will love it dexcom.com forward slash juice box Do not delay, you may be eligible for a free 10 day supply of the Dexcom G six. Go to my link to find out more 59ce067264