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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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Dec 19, 2017

This week, insulin maker Eli Lilly enters the device market with announcements of a diabetes “ecosystem," including a new automated insulin pump and advanced pens.

Stacey talks to Lilly's Dr. Howard Wolpert & Marie Schiller who both have substantial personal connections to type 1. They talk about why the company made this move, what the tech is all about and yes, Stacey brings up the price of insulin.

In our Shoptalk segment, did you know the American Diabetes Association has someone dedicated to type 1? You’ll hear from Paul Madden, a longtime advocate who's lived with type 1 for 55 years.

We also talk to The Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Mary Podjasek about and college scholarships for students with type 1. 

Links for this episode:

"Lilly Initiates Clinical Trial...." (News Release)

DiabetesMine article on Lilly devices

Beyond Type 1 Holiday Carb Charts

Project Blue November Holiday Tips & Special Events

Beyond Type 1 DKA Campaign

Shoptalk American Diabetes Association

Shoptalk Diabetes Scholars Foundation

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Dec 12, 2017

He's lived with type 1 for more than 56 years and was one of the first people ever to use an insulin pump and later a CGM. In fact, Yerachmiel Altman was one of the first people to make the switch from two shots a day to what we now call multiple daily injections (MDI) almost 40 years ago. Altman is an engineer and computer scientist who worked for d-tech companies. Now, he wants to help educate kids and adults about living with type 1 through books and games. 

We talk about "The Moose and the Pump," "I Can Help Take Care of Me," and Altman's concept for a board game, Insulinopoly. He also shares the changes he's seen in technology over the years and his hope for the future.

Also this week, Noah’s March is at an end. We first met this family when they set off from florida to Washington, crossing the country for diabetes awareness and to raise money for research. 

Plus, if you're thinking about those New Year’s resolutions, find out how Diabetes Strong can help you start 2018 off in a great way.

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2:30 Stacey explains the podcast is now available on Spotify and goes through other ways to listen. 

5:00 Stacey talks about Diabetes Strong and how to sign up for the January challenge 

6:30 Stacey announces the Dexcom #WarriorUp charity campaign raises $100,000 for diabetes charities

8:05 Interview with Yerachmiel Altman

33:15 Interview with Noah's March

 

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Dec 5, 2017

How can Disney math - the kind that helps you wait less and do more in the parks - help people with diabetes? This week, Stacey talks to Len Testa and Dr. Bradley Eilerman to find out.

Testa is the brain power behind Touring Plans, The Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line and co-host of the podcast, The Disney Dish. He and Dr. Eilerman have created an app called GlucosePath using Disney "best way around the park" algorithms, to help an endocrinologist prescribe the correct medication for people with diabetes. Right now, GlucosePath is focused on people with type 2 diabetes. 

Also this week, find out about a brand new partnership with Know Foods. Stacey explains their new role with the show and why her doctor recently recommended she try eating gluten-free. Make sure to head over to the Diabetes Connections Facebook page for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Know Foods!

Plus, December 4th is Benny's 11 year diaversary. Stacey talks about that milestone and shares a story about how Elmo helped make a few things better for her son back when he was a toddler. 

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3:50 Stacey talks about Know Foods, why she's newly gluten-free and announces a $50 giveaway 

8:33 Stacey talks about a previous show with good advice on traveling to Disney with someone who has T1D. Click here to listen.

9:50 Interview with Len Testa & Dr. Brad Eilerman

46:15 Stacey shares some stories from 11 years with diabetes, including the time Elmo helped Benny get through a tough situation.

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Nov 28, 2017

Dexcom's Senior US Medical Director, Tomas Walker, talks to Stacey in a wide-ranging interview. Walker addresses everything from the features of the new G6 system recently submitted to the FDA, changes to the way the adhesive is created (which may have ease skin issues for some) to the news that Dexcom has partnered with Lilly as the insulin maker enters the diabetes device market. 

Plus, in our Shoptalk segment, learn about the Genteel lancing device. Stacey talks to Dr. Christopher Jacobs the device inventor and company founder. 

Helpful video Stacey mentioned about the Genteel (thanks, Aaron Johnson!)

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2:30 Stacey explains the new Dexcom-Lilly partnership

5:20 Stacey talks about next year and asks for your holiday stories

8:10 Interview with Dexcom's Tomas Walker

38:10 Thanks to listener Richard for some great info!

39:30 Shoptalk segment with Dr. Christopher Jacobs

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Nov 21, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving! However you celebrate, holidays and food can be a stressful combination. This week, you'll hear from a round table of adults with type 1, and one parent of a child with type 1, about the pitfalls of Thanksgiving and about ways to make it work. Great advice, tons of understanding and a lot of laughter. 

Shoptalk this week includes a company called TempraMed. They make a product called Vivi, which can keep your insulin cold. We also talk to Drawn from Valor, an animation studio that's working on a great diabetes story called "Kara and the (not so) Dire Beastie."

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3:20 Stacey talks about Mike Lawson's "How to Eat Dinner with a Diabetic" video. 

4:35 Stacey talks about an upcoming appearance where she'll be talking about Social Media. Has Facebook helped you thrive with diabetes or has it been harmful?

8:00 Thanksgiving Roundtable with Kim Hislop, Mike Barry, Jennifer Christianson and Nia Grant. 

46:20 Stacey shares the "dancing taco" story from when she was a young broadcaster working on Thanksgiving. 

49:45 Shoptalk with TempraMed's Ron Nagar 

54:00 Shoptalk with Todd Silverstein from Drawn from Valor

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Nov 14, 2017

CNN Correspondent & author Oren Liebermann has quite an unusual diagnosis story. He found out he had type 1 while on an around-the-world adventure with his wife. Oren shares how he found he had type 1 in Nepal, how long it took back to get back to the US and why he decided to write "The Insulin Express."

The College Diabetes Network is out with something new. Find out about You've Got This: A Guide for Newly Diagnosed Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." Stacey speaks to Deja Gibson and Andy Zieger about why something like this is needed.

CDN's Facebook Page for Live Events  

After weeks of travel and months of work, the Bike Beyond Documentary is unveiled!

Plus, Beyond Type 1 celebrates Dr. Frederick Banting's birthday. Sign a card and help others in need.

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3:00 Stacey talks about World Diabetes Day Twitter Chat, organized by Diabetes Social Media Advocacy.  Search the hashtag #WDDChat17

4:15 Bike Beyond the Documentary & Beyond Type 1 celebrates Dr. Banting's Birthday. 

7:55 Stacey talks about her former co-anchor Jeff Glor, now anchor of the CBS Evening News (should she post old publicity pics?)

10:30 Interview with CNN's Oren Liebermann

42:00 Interview with College Diabetes Network's Deja Gibson & Andy Zieger

59:30 Shoptalk with TrialNet's Annie Abraham (Stacey shares her family's story as well)

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Nov 7, 2017

Eric Paslay is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. Diagnosed with type 1 when he was ten, he says diabetes has helped him in unexpected ways. Stacey talks to Eric about growing up type 1, knowing he wanted to be a musician as a teenager and what it's like now that those dreams are coming true.

Eric is part of Dexcom’s Call of the Warrior campaign. Learn more about how you can use the hashtag #WarriorUp to raise money for diabetes charities through the month of November.

Stacey mentions another Dexcom Warrior, Derek Theler, and plays a clip from his video. Previous episode with Derek here.

In our Community Connection this week, meet The Betes Bros. Chris Pickering talks about this new advocacy and support group and shares about their experience helping out during Hurricane Harvey. 

Shoptalk this week is with the PADRE Foundation. Learn what this Southern California group is doing to support Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education. 

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2:30 Stacey talks about Diabetes Awareness Month efforts including those from JDRF, Project Blue November and a grass roots #MakeDiabetesVisible hashtag project.

5:30 Clip of Derek Theler's #WarriorUp Video

7:00 Clip of Eric Paslay's #WarriorUp Video

7:15 Stacey interviews Eric Paslay

38:00 Stacey interviews Chris Pickering from The Betes Bros

51:00 Shoptalk segment with Shana Baker, PADRE Foundation President

55:30 Stacey talks about Lauren Stanford, who marks 20 years with type 1. Lauren and her mother, Moira, were featured in a previous show

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Oct 31, 2017

In October 2017, Animas announced it would exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps. Stacey talks to the company's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Levy about what happened, what customers need to know and the future of insulin pumping as a business.

Read the Animas statement here

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Oct 31, 2017

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Kelly Kunik was 8 years old when she was diagnosed on October 31, 1977. 40 years later, she is a thriving advocate, humorist and blogger (check out her site, Diabetesaliciousness). And she hasn't missed a Halloween since. Kelly shares her story - quite a few people in her family have type 1 – and gives great advice for all of us. You can also learn more about Kelly at I Wish People Knew That Diabetes....

Shoptalk this week with two companies trying to make diabetes look better. Stacey talks to Gretchen Otte from  Myabetic & and Katie Larsen from Pocket Innerwear.  

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3:00 Stacey talks about Halloween, T1D and her family

8:00 Interview with Kelly Kunik

45:30 Shoptalk with Myabetic

49:40 Shoptalk with Pocket Innerwear

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Oct 24, 2017

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Melissa Dobbins is an RDN, CDE and award-winning food & nutrition expert. We're talking with her about food and fads, nutrition and practical and easy changes we can all make. Melissa also hosts the podcast Sound Bites and features Stacey in her latest episode.

In our Community Connection, a family devastated by their toddler’s diagnosis becomes inspired by her. We’ll talk to Team Olivia, nine people running the NYC Marathon! Isabel & Mike Klingshirn share their daughter's diagnosis story and Olivia's aunt, Abby Wallisch talks about putting the team together. 

Stacey also confirms that Ross Baker finished his incredible goal of running a marathon in every state and DC. He says "51 and done!" Ross was diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult - you can hear his story in this previous episode.

In our Shoptalk segment, learn about the DRI Foundation, part of the Diabetes Research Institute as Stacey talks to senior vice president Lori Weintraub.

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Timecodes:

3:00 Stacey reads a "not so hot" Apple Podcast Review 

9:30 Stacey talks about the Diabetes Empowerment Summit (more info and signup at link)

12:00 Interview with Melissa Dobbins, Guilt Free RD

39:00 Community Connection: Team Olivia & the NYC Marathon

58:00 Shoptalk with Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

1:06:00 Stacey talks about podcast reviews & subscribing 

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