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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms | Type 1 Diabetes |

The diabetes news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent T1D advocates, authors and speakers. Stacey asks hard questions of healthcare companies and tech developers and brings on "everyday' people living with type 1. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes.
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Jul 10, 2018

You’re hearing a lot right now about Children with Diabetes Friends for Life. The largest family diabetes conference in the world starts this week. But how did it begin? What's it about? You’ll hear from the founder of the whole event.

(This episode contains excerpts from our interview with Laura in 2015. You can listen to that whole episode here)

Plus, questions from the Facebook Group for Stacey. Some diabetes, some personal. 

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1:00 Stacey Welcome

4:30 Excerpts from interview with Laura Billetdeaux

19:45 Facebook Group: Ask Me Anything

40:00 Stacey talks about her latest Audible download

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41:50 Next week: Moms who have type 1 talk about Steel Magnolias

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Jul 3, 2018

Tandem answers your questions about the newly approved and not- yet-released Basal IQ system. The FDA took a lot of people by surprise by approving it with the Dexcom G6.

We talk to Tandem's Molly McElwee Malloy about how the system works, when it'll be available to T:Slim users and what's next for the company. Malloy addresses why Tandem decided to pursue integration for Basal IQ with Dexcom's G6 when it had been initially submitted to the FDA with G5 technology.

Plus, in our Know Better segment this week, a Koala with type 1 may become the newest Dexcom poster child. You might have seen Quincy on social media.. now we’ll hear from his caretakers at the San Diego zoo.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome- talks about Diabetes Connections the Game Show happening at Friends for Life. Please join the Facebook Group to find out more and learn how you can play along and win prizes even if you don't come to the conference this month.

4:00 Stacey recaps what Basal IQ is all about.  Molly first spoke to us about it back in February.

6:40 Interview with Molly McElwee Malloy

49:10 Know Better segment with Quincy the Koala's caretakers.  Stacey's friend (and former guest) Trip Stoner has a great take on Quincy (read more here).

59:00 Stacey talks about summer travel, conferences and camp

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Jun 26, 2018

Many baby boomers have lived with diabetes for decades, others are newly diagnosed. But everyone finds when they reach 65.. things get complicated. That’s because of course 65 is when Medicare kicks in. Our guest, Dennis Goldensohn has lived with T1D for 50 years and is finished his first year on Medicare. He’s got a lot to say. Plus.. a look at Medicare’s new policy regarding Dexcom Share – don’t throw away your receiver yet!

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More information here with the updated Medicare policy

And I’ll share a little bit about the start of our summer and diabetes camp. Benny went noodling(!) and had a difficult diabetes situation later that night. Stacey shares how he handled it and what went through her mind hundreds of miles away.

 

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1:30 Stacey welcome, talks about ADA Scientific Sessions, Tandem Basal IQ approval (more next week).

4:45 Interview with Dennis Goldensohn

30:30 Stacey talks about Medicare/Dexcom 

33:45 Stacey talks about their travel and Benny's adventures "noodling."

34:00 Carrie vs Kerri - Information about Audible - Get your 30 day free trial and free book here

 

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Jun 19, 2018

Almost all of us have called our endo or our child's doctor in the middle of the night. done it. But before you call the hotline again.. you're going to want to hear from this week's guest. Dr. Jamie Wood is a pediatric endocrinologist and the Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She shares the top ten questions she's asked in the middle of the night. 

In our Know Better segment, some new guidance on cell phone security from the Diabetes Technology Society. 

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1:30 Stacey welcome - explains travel situation

5:40 Interview with Dr. Jamie Wood

57:15 Know Better: DTS guidelines on cellphone security

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Jun 12, 2018

What happens when you have type 1 diabetes and you own an ice cream shop? Well, you hear a lot of dumb jokes, of course, but you also have a lot of fun. Guest Brandon Wallis also has a little girl with type 1, diagnosed at age 2, and he has some good advice for diabetes dads as we head toward Father’s Day.

Plus, it’s off to camp for a lot of kids already this summer or in the weeks to come. In our Know Better segment, Stacey's son Benny gives us his take diabetes camp sleep away camp.

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1:30 Stacey welcome - she explains due to a lot of travel she may not be on social media quite as much until the middle of June

3:45 Interview with Brandon Wallis

31:00 Know Better segment: Benny talks about D-Camp

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40:15 Stacey talks about sponsors for the podcast

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Jun 5, 2018

Diabetes Connections turns three years old this week!  To mark the occasion, we turned the microphone around. KTLA News anchor and diabetes dad Frank Buckley interviews Stacey 

They talk about everything from Smart Insulin to Encapsulation to Stacey's family and the emotions behind a T1D diagnosis and Stacey looks back to our very first episode with Christel Aprigliano. 

Learn more about Frank's story and his son's diagnosis here.

Plus Stacey shares the case of the double inset from Benny (with his permission) and explains how you can take part in our live game show taping at Friends for Life this summer! Just email stacey@diabetes-connections.com and use the subject line "Game Show." Make sure to provide your first name and where you're from. 

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1:30 Stacey welcome and looks back at three years of the podcast

6:00 Frank Buckley interviews Stacey

29:00 Stacey explains "Wait Wait Don't Poke Me," the game show we're taping later this summer.

42:30 Stacey shares a story of Benny's latest adventures in pumping. What happens when you change your inset and you can't remember which inset is the new one?! 

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May 29, 2018

Take a look behind the scenes of WNYC’s Sugarland. This radio series, podcast and comic made headlines around the country when it was first published. We’ll talk to the Mary Harris, editor and host of WNYC's health unit and Dr. Cheryl Olson who has a son with T1D and who contributed to the series.

 

Gavin Griffiths is the founder of DiAthlete. An experienced distance runner and endurance maniac, Gavin has accomplished 74 extreme physical challenges – from running 30 mile marathons each day for 30 days, to cycling over serious inclines of the Alps – always motivated by living with type 1 diabetes. He just completed 25 marathons in one month!

Plus.. it’s graduation time! The College Diabetes Network has a new creation: The Off to Work Guide with Diabetes Guide for recent grads and anyone with diabetes in the workforce.

And a look back at an incredible event with Riding on Insulin & Stacey's local JDRF chapter. The One Challenge was a first of its kind partnership.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome

2:20 DiAthlete Gavin Griffiths on completing 25 marathons in one month!

6:00: "Sugarland" Interview

32:00 Know Better: CDN's Off To Work With Diabetes Guide

35:40 Community Connection: JDRF / Riding On Insulin - The One Challenge (US Whitewater Center)

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May 22, 2018

The Dexcom G6 has been on the market for just about one month. Stacey checks in with company CEO Kevin Sayer for a frank discussion about cost, sensor life and integration with pumps and wearable fitness devices like Fitbit. 

In our Community Connection this week, learn about "Previously Healthy." This multi-media presentation aims to put a spotlight on the death of a North Carolina toddler whose family then pushed legislation called  “Reegan’s’ Rule”

Writer Michelle Boise from Beyond Type 1 joins Stacey to talk about how the article came together and what lessons were learned from this tragedy.

Andi in our Know Better segment, Novo Nordisk is pushing ahead in the stem cell/encapsulation market. 

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2:00 Stacey Welcome

5:00 One Touch #SmallVictories Campaign email:    onetouch@hellommc.com

5:50 Interview with Kevin Sayer

29:00 Stacey talks about her & Benny's experience with the G6

32:00 Know Better - Novo Nordisk encapsulation update

36:30 Community Connection - Interview with Michelle Boise from Beyond Type 1: Previously Healthy

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May 15, 2018

Pumps, CGMs and meters can help manage diabetes, but not a lot of thought goes into how they make us feel. New studies are looking at the mental side of diabetes.  

Dr. Korey Hood is a clinical health psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics and of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He’s lived with type 1 since he was a young adult and has a lot to say, especially about teens with T1D.  

In our Know Better segment, Stacey explains a new study about low carb and type 1 that was recently published in the Journal Pediatrics and written up in the New York Times.

And a few thoughts about Lilly’s new push into the device market and Stacey's visit to their Diabetes Blogger Summit.

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2:00 Stacey welcome, a few words about the Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit

5:00 Interview with Dr. Korey Hood

54:30 Know Better: Low Carb - Pediatrics study (and Stacey has a few words about the takeaway here)

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1:02:30 Stacey shares how Benny wore the Libre for a week as a dud

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May 8, 2018

Determined to serve her country even after a diabetes diagnosis kept her out of the military, Caroline Marshall found a way. She served as a police officer, interned with NCIS and she’s now a special agent with the FBI. You'll hear on this Mother's Day episode that she and her husband, a National Guardsman, just had a baby. 

Country singer Ben Rue joins us to talk about his journey with diabetes. He's teaming up with Roche for their #BuckOffDiabetes campaign. 

In our Know Better segment a look at sharing CGM data. Good advice from Kerri Sparling & Dr. Bill Polonsky for talking about it before you jump right in.

Do you know someone who uses the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter? Nominate them today for the #SmallVictories campaign, where OneTouch® celebrates the small victories of a patient with diabetes in a BIG way. To nominate a loved one who has made a healthy choice managing their diabetes, email OneTouch@hellommc.com

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2:00 Stacey welcome, talks about the Touched by Type 1 conference and a little about sharing CGM data

6:30 Interview with Caroline Marshall

42:30 Know Better: Sharing CGM Data 

47:00 Community Connection with Ben Rue #BuckOffDiabetes 

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Where will Stacey be?

     May: JDRF One Challenge with Riding on Insulin

     July: Children with Diabetes Friends for Life

     October: Children with Diabetes Falls Church

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