Exploring The Crossroads Of Diabetes And The Life Of A Punk Rocker With Poli Van Dam


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This episode features Southern California punk rocker, Poli van Dam. Poli is one-half of the founding duo of The Bombpops.

Poli grew up just north of San Diego and led the life of a typical SoCal beach kid. During this interview, she takes us on a journey through the early years where she learned to play piano and quickly started to develop her taste for playing punk rock. Poli also shares the fact that not only does her father manage type 1 diabetes, but her younger brother was also diagnosed at the age of four. Poli recalls taking care of her brother when they were younger and even giving him his insulin injections. So when she was diagnosed as a teenager, Poli already had a solid feel for what diabetes was and how she needed to care for herself.

Our conversation moves into topics like music influences, superpowers and how her bandmates help Poli keep her health in check when they’re out on tour. This is a super interesting conversation about life and music, as well as what it takes for a touring musician to stay healthy with all the rigors of travel and performing. Poli is now recognizing her ability to use her platform of being a musician to educate the world that nothing, including diabetes, should hold you back, ever.

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