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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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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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May 2, 2018

Stacey's son started using the Dexcom G6 five days before taping this episode. She gives their first impressions and talks about an earnings call with Tandem that may give some insight into how that company is trying fastrack G6 pump integration.

This episode also features a promo for a new podcast called Safe at Work. It's a fun look at workplace ups and downs, along with advice and celebrity interviews. Learn more and subscribe to the show here.

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May 1, 2018

People with diabetes often live with other conditions as well. Find out about a new campaign called Now You See Me, an effort by the folks at Riding on Insulin to educate about living with multiple diagnoses.

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Stacey talks to professional snowboarder and founder of ROI Sean Busby who lives with T1D and Lupus. It took Sean a long time to let an accurate type 1 diagnosis and even longer to determine he has lupus. He shares the story of that journey, explains how he got back to competitive snowboarding and why he started Riding on Insulin.

We find out more about ROI from Mollie Busby. When she and Sean aren't skiing and snowboarding and teaching kids how to love the outdoors, they live in a Yurt in Montana!

Visit Beyond Type 1 for more information on the #NowYouSeeMeCampaign

Find out more about the Charlotte ROI/JDRF event we talk about 

In our Know Better segment.. A new study about adults, type 1 and other autoimmune conditions.

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1:45 Stacey Welcome

4:30 Interview with Sean Busby

43:00 Know Better: study about type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions

47:00 Community Connection with Mollie Busby

1:02:00 Stacey shares her Riding on Insulin story

Where will Stacey be?

     May: Lilly Blogger Summit

     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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Apr 24, 2018

A frank conversation with the folks at Eli Lilly on the price of insulin. Stacey asks Mike Mason, Vice President Lilly Diabetes and Dr. Sherry Martin, Vice President of Medical Development to explain current pricing, answer listener questions and talk about the recent push of state legislatures asking for more price transparency.

We also get some news on the timeline for nasal Glucagon and a word about Lilly’s new push into encapsulation with Sigilon.

Find out more about Lilly's Insulin Affordability Program

In our Know Better segment we’ll talk about that emergency glucagon, how it works, what mini-gluc is and a little more about the nasal version.

More information about state legislators calling for price transparency

 

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1:40 Stacey welcome, insulin pricing background information

6:00 Interview with Lilly's Mike Mason & Dr. Sherri Martin

40:00 Know Better: Glucagon, Mini Dose Glucagon & Nasal Spray explained

48:20 Where will Stacey be? 

     April: Touched by Type 1  

     May: Lilly Blogger Summit

     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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Apr 17, 2018

Dana Lewis first created #DIYPS in December 2013, just so she could better hear her her continuous glucose monitor (CGM) alarms better. Since that time Dana, and many other diabetes tech pioneers, have pushed forward with the Open Artificial Pancreas System. 5 years later we look at what Dana's doing now and what she has in mind for the future. 

Dana also shares what the FDA and healthcare companies can learn from the do it yourself community. We also talk about what holds back many people (like Stacey) from jumping it DIY diabetes tech and why Dana says we shouldn't let our fears stop us. 

Learn more about The Nightscout Project

Listen to interviews with others in the #WeAreNotWaiting community here. 

In our Know Better segment, Stacey shares a new study about about emotions and stacking insulin, and we explain what "stacking" means when it come to diabetes and dosing. 

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1:25 Stacey welcome 

2:45 Find out more about our Alexa skill and please leave a review!

4:45 Interview with Dana Lewis

Listen to Stacey's 2013 interview with Dana here

51:00 Know Better segment: All about emotional bolusing

59:00 Where will Stacey be? 

     April: Touched by Type 1  

     May: Lilly Blogger Summit

     May: JDRF One Challenge with Riding on Insulin

     July: Children with Diabetes Friends for Life

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