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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The T1D news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent 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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Apr 23, 2019

It's hard to believe, but a natural disaster was the spark to bring a popular diabetes device to the US. A Frio is a handy little way to keep your insulin cool. Dan Katzki was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult an in 1989 – during the San Francisco earth quake – he lost power. 

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Not wanting to go through that anxiety again, Dan and his wife Lisa found the Frio product and brought it to the US. How it was invented is another great story.

Our Community Connection is all about a virtual conference coming up in May. Find out about the Diabetes Empowerment Summit - the conference you can attend in your pajamas.

And Tell Me Something Good includes a huge milestone for a diabetes advocate we’ve spoke to before. 1000 blog posts for Renza Scibilia who's also marking her 21st year with diabetes.

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1:50 Welcome: Stacey shares how the Avengers movie coming out this weeks means a lot to her family. In fact, Marvel has even helped with diabetes. 

7:00 Interview with Dan and Lisa Katzki

39:00 Community Connection: The Diabetes Empowerment Summit

42:00 Tell Me Something Good: Renza Scibilia marks 21 years with type 1 and 1000 blog posts! Plus, Julia shares how she's (in her words) "graduated from the breast surgeon" and what that means to her.

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Apr 16, 2019

This week Stacey talks to renowned researcher, long time pediatric endocrinologist and all around good guy Dr Bruce Buckingham. He decided to become an endo after experiencing diabetes camp early in his residency, more than 50 years ago. 

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Dr. Buckingham tells Stacey he put his first patient on an insulin pump during a clinical trial in 1979! He was principal investigator of the Medtronic MiniMed 670G at Stanford University and he shares his reaction to a recent study that showed some people are struggling with this first commercially available hybrid closed loop.

In our Community Connection this week, an important – and if I’m being honest – a bit of an awkward conversation about race. Comedian Chelcie Rice and I talk about how to get more people of color at diabetes events. He’s great.. I’m the awkward one.

Good info from an event last fall: Diabetics on the Margin (includes links to more information and more people continuing the conversation about people of color living with diabetes. 

Our Tell Me Something Good this week.. Beyond Type 1 makes it the Webby awards and some great T1D kids speak up about how much diabetes camp means to them.

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1:50 Stacey Welcome

7:00 Interview with Dr. Bruce Buckingham

41:30 Interview with Chelcie Rice

58:00 Tell Me Something Good


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Apr 9, 2019

Ask the D-Moms is back! Moira McCarthy and Stacey answer your questions about explaining diabetes to others without creating fear. They weigh in on offering incentives for "good" numbers and give concrete tips about handling burnout.

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Plus.. Community Connection with a campaign to treat someone to a great meal while helping JDRF and in our Tell Me Something Good a great roundup of milestones and a second American Ninja Warrior contestant with T1D this year!!

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2:00 Stacey Welcome

3:30 Stacey talks about the reaction to the recent Ketone episode - specifically the advice around the Keto-diet.

7:00 Moira & Stacey Dear D-Moms Segment

45:30 Community Connection: JDRF & Texas Roadhouse teaming up 

47:30 Tell Me Something Good: Christina Martin is Type Zero Ninja - along with Colt Scott she's the second person with T1D who'll be competing on American Ninja Warrior this year. 

52:15 Stacey shares how diabetes behaved (or didn't) on their recent trip to the West Coast

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Apr 2, 2019

This week, meet Laurian Lane, a labor and delivery nurse now raising three children of her own. Laurian was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 8th grade. When she was older, she began babysitting for Stacey's family!

You'll hear Laurian’s perspective as a nurse, a sitter and now a mom with type 1. She has great advice for parents (and parents-to-be).

In our Community Connection this week, Stacey talks to Susan Sloane, the author of Sweet Genes: Finding a Balance Living with Diabetes. It's their family's story - Susan's two sons were diagnosed with type 1 back in the 1980s and both now work in healthcare.

And in our Tell Me Something Good segment.. diabetes comes to your Xbox and it’s T1D day at the Georgia State Capitol.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome, she talks about Children with Diabetes Friends for Life

4:10 Interview with Laurian Lane 

45:30 Community Connection interview with Susan Sloane

1:07:00 Tell Me Something Good: Get your own diabetes-tech avatar for the Xbox and learn more about T1D Day at the Georgia State Capitol.


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Mar 26, 2019

A Diabetes Connections Extra, all about Ketones. This is the third in our series taking a deep dive into a diabetes management issue.

Note: This episode is set up like a Bonus Episode, with none of the regular segments - the interview about Ketones is the entire episode. We're back to our regular set up next week. 

Ketones are the byproducts of the breakdown of fatty acids. The breakdown of fat for fuel and the creation of ketones is a normal process for everyone. In a person without diabetes, insulin, glucagon, and other hormones prevent ketone levels in the blood from getting too high. But.. with diabetes it’s a whole other story.

Stacey goes in-depth with Certified Diabetes Educator Beth Silvers. Beth is also a Registered Dietician and was diagnosed with type 1 herself at the age of 5 in 1962.

More info about Ketones:

Beyond Type 1

American Diabetes Association

DiaTribe

 
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Mar 19, 2019

This season of American Ninja Warrior, keep an eye out for Colt Scott! Diagnosed with type 1 as a baby, Colt has been a course tester for ANW for 4 years and just recently got the call that he made it to the show. 

Colt talks about being a sudden role model - he really just found the diabetes community - and takes us behind the scenes of ANW.

In our Community Connection this week an update on what’s now called the Thrive Medical Alert Necklace (formerly Glucose Revival) and how you can get yours

And Tell Me Something Good! A strong drive to succeed leads to a terrific honor for a teen.

 
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1:30 Stacey welcome - she mentions Friends for Life in Seattle

3:45 Interview with Colt Scott

39:00 Community Connection: Thrive Medical Alert Necklace

(listen to our previous episode with inventor Kris Maynard)

41:00 Tell Me Something Good: Sydney is named Camp Sweeney Camper of the Week due to being accepted at the University of North Texas's prestigious College of Music. 

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Mar 12, 2019

Our monthly Dear D-Mom segment is back! Moira McCarthy & Stacey take on travel, talking about cure research with our children, and words like "sneaky" and "compliance."

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In our Community Connection – An update on Lilly’s announcement about a generic, lower cost insulin. Learn more here

And Tell Me Something Good! A baritone gets a big honor.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome - Stacey talks about her wedding anniversary and about traveling to Syracuse recently for her college radio station reunion.

5:45 Stacey & Moira answer your parenting questions

49:15 Lilly's lower-cost insulin

54:15 Tell me something good: Baritone Thomas Glass wins First Place at the Rocky Mountain Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Glass was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of five. Here's the article from 2/18 that Stacey mentioned

58:00 Stacey shares a story from Benny for the "podcast people."


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Mar 5, 2019

Everything you need to know about sending your child to camp! This week, we talk about what parents need to think about, what the staff wants you to know and how to make it a great experience for everyone. 

Dr. Henry Anhalt is a pediatric endocrinologist who works at Camp Nejeda, which has been hosting kid with diabetes for more than 50 years.  You'll also hear from Victoria Benyo who started out as a camper and now works at camp.

In our Community Connection this week, Stacey talks about camp scholarships and shares some good information about helping pay for diabetes camp

ADA Camp Scholarship Info

Brightfunds

Project Blue November Camp Lists

And.. tell me something good! A one year diaversary celebrated with a powerful picture and a ninja gets his big chance.


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1:30 Stacey welcome - she talks about her family's experience with camp and talks about some adult D-camp programs.

5:40 Interview with Dr. Henry Anhalt & Victoria Benyo about Diabetes Camp 

50:30 Community Connection: Diabetes Camp Scholarship Info

53:00 Tell Me Something Good: we celebrate Noelia's one year diaversary (check out the picture!) and Colt Scott will compete on America Ninja Warriors after testing the courses for 4 years. Stacey shares why Colt has already made a difference to her family. 

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Feb 28, 2019

Dexcom released an iOS update on February 27th and we take a deep dive into what's changed and ask about ongoing issues.

Stacey talks with Dexcom Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about the new Hey Siri feature as well as the new ability to add up to ten followers, get a 24 hour in advance sensor warning and direct to Clarity from the G6 app. 

She also asks about Dexcom's recently announced layoffs, changes to the Follow app, direct to watch capability and G6 sensor issues. (Whew!)


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Feb 28, 2019

Back to basics! We’ve started a new monthly series called "Diabetes Connections Extra" where we take a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This time, we take go in-depth on insulin pumps. 

Stacey talks to endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Ownby about what a pump does, how to get the most out of one and what questions to ask. This bonus episode includes the entire, much longer interview you might have heard excerpted in episode 212. 

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Insulin Pump basics 

2018 Insulin Pump Comparisons (Integrated Diabetes)


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