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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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Aug 14, 2018

Can you pilot a plane when you have diabetes? Our guests this week say absolutely yes! Two private pilots, Douglas Cairns and Thor Dahl, share their stories and explain why they went after a world record recently. They visited the most US states in 24 hours, to show that a T1D diagnosis shouldn’t ground you.

We talk about the current regulations surrounding flying in the United States and other countries and why Douglas and Thor continue to push the limits toward change. Check out Douglas's websites Flying with Diabetes and Pilots with Diabetes.

Plus, a little bit of an editorial this week. Stacey talks about how she posted in her local group about the really widespread use of the word “dread.” She's not a fan - why she wants us to think before we use it again.

Stacey is the MC for the debut of Bike Beyond - The Documentary in Charlotte this Sunday 8/19. We followed them coast to coast last summer. You can hear more about the ride here and more about the plan for the documentary in this episode. Watch the trailer here.

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1:50 Stacey Welcome 

5:15 Stacey talks to Douglas and Thor about flying with T1D

38:30 Why "The Dreaded" is driving Stacey bananas - a little bit on language and fear

43:30 Update on Benny's return from sleep-away camp 

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Aug 7, 2018

One of the problems in carrying low treatments everywhere is actually carrying them. This week, learn about a glucose necklace expected to come to market this fall. Inventor Kris Maynard is a former fire fighter and first-responder who lives with type 1. 

Stacey talks to Kris about the product, gets some advice about medical alert bracelets, tattoos and what we can do before we call 911. Kris shares the frightening low blood sugar that prompted this new product.

Plus a little bit from Benny about sending kid with diabetes to non-diabetes sleep-away camp. He and Stacey chat in the car about what he does to make his four weeks away work out.

And we talk about Jesse Was Here. It's a new program from Beyond Type 1 and Jesse's mom, Michelle Page-Alswager. Michelle's blog referenced by Stacey can be found here. 

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1:40 Stacey Welcome

4:25 Interview with Glucose Revival Inventor Kris Maynard

17:35 Stacey explains Jesse Was Here

22:20 Stacey & Benny talk about camp (in the car on the way there)

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Jul 31, 2018

Diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, Mark Andrews dreamed of playing professional football. His dream came true earlier this year when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. They kick off their NFL season this week with the preseason Hall of Fame Game.

Stacey talks to Mark about his diagnosis and how he manages T1D at practices and game days. Mark also shares how a teenager really feels when his parents worry about those highs and lows during sports.

Plus, a South Carolina firefighter gets a big surprise from OneTouch. We'll tell you about Perry Clanton’s Small Victory - he lost 96 pounds after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and now he's helping his fellow fire fighters get healthy.

And Stacey is one of the winners of DiabetesMine's Patient Voices Contest! She'll be traveling to their Innovation Summit in November. 

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1:20 Stacey Welcome

3:45 Interview with Mark Andrews

36:15 Interview with Bridget Kimmel from LifeScan and Perry Clanton, SC Firefighter

48:00 Stacey explains the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit

51:00 A little bit about Benny from summer camp - "A Letter From the Counselor."

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Jul 24, 2018

It's our very first show on the road, taped in front of an audience. Nothing serious. In fact, it was a game show – with trivia questions, limericks and more! Play along at home and see how you stack up against our contestants.

Our panelists are: Rodney Miller, founder of Bolus and Barbells, Christel Aprigliano, founder of DPAC, Christopher Snider, Community Manager with Tidepool and our scorekeeper/announcer is Moira McCarthy author of Raising Teens with Diabetes

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1:15 Stacey Welcome

2:20 Wait Wait Don't Poke Me - taped live at Friends for Life!

46:00 More information about the show - audio issues explained, Stacey explains some of the "inside jokes" during the show, including Scott Johnson of MySugr (he was sitting in the front row and we mentioned him a few times)

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Jul 17, 2018

It's been more than 30 years since the play & then the hugely popular movie Steel Magnolias came out. It still continues to be a focal point for women, pregnancy and diabetes. When Stacey's local theater announced their production, she decided to put together this round-table of moms who have type 1. 

You'll hear from: Kerri Sparling, author of Six Until Me & “Balancing Diabetes.” Melissa Lee, Director of Community Relations for Bigfoot Biomedical & Kyrra Richardson, founder & Creative Director of Myabetic

Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra talk about their feelings around Steel Magnolias, their experiences with diabetes during pregnancy and now as they raise their children.

Resources:

JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit

http://www.jdrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Outreach_pregnancy_12-14-12.pdf

Diabetes Sisters: 

https://diabetessisters.org/blog/qa-ginger-vieira-pregnancy-and-diabetes

https://diabetessisters.org/blogs/pregnancy-motherhood  

 https://diabetessisters.org/sites/default/files/FINAL%20POSTER%2007.26.16%20USE%20THIS%20ONE.pdf 

Beyond Type 1: Pregnancy Resources

https://beyondtype1.org/pregnancy/

Plus a big award for a diabetes group that made a big difference last year during those devastating hurricanes. Read the article from DiabetesMine

And Stacey clarifies her the circumstances around her receipt of the G6 system earlier this spring.

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1:30 Stacey welcome - taping from the Friends for Life Conference, so apologies about the rough voice this week!

4:30 Dexcom G6 clarification - Stacey received the system and one month supply free earlier this spring. She explains why she initially thoguht (and told listeners) that she was paying for it. She is now paying for all G6 supplies.

7:15 Steel Magnolias Roundtable with Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra

59:20 A big honor for Insulin For Life USA after their work during last year's hurricanes.

1:02:45 Benny's at camp doing cannonballs (please let that Dexcom stay on!)

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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!

Read Test Guess & Go for Dexcom/Medicare information

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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