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Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent diabetes advocates, authors and speakers. She also shares personal stories of connection from people with diabetes and their friends and family.
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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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Oct 17, 2017

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Learn about the Abbott Freestyle Libre, a Flash Glucose Monitoring System recently approved in the US. We talk to Dr. Chris Thomas, the director of biosensor technology for Abbott about what exactly the Libre is, how it works and who it's for. 

Plus, Bigfoot Biomedical is now partnering with Abbott to use the LIbre in their automated insulin delivery system. We talk to CEO Jeffrey Brewer to find out how what this means and what's on the horizon for Bigfoot. Good article on the partnership here from DiabetesMine.

You'll also hear from Steve Hanley of KNOW Foods. Stacey wanted to speak to him after he donated all the bikes to the riders of Bike Beyond and wound up learning all about this new company. You can read more about KNOW Foods in this Sweet Life column by Kerri Sparling.

Stacey also shares her take on overnight school fields trips; Benny recently spent three days away with his school. We also address the closure of Animas, what that means to the podcast, Stacey & her family and to customers. Learn more from Animas here. 

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3:00 Stacey talks about Animas

8:00 Stacey talks about Field Trips

15:00 Interview with Chris Thomas, Abbott

33:00 Interview with Jeffrey Brewer, Bigfoot Biomedical

1:19:00 Interview with Steve Hanley, KNOW Foods

 

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Oct 10, 2017

Weston Nordgren is the Vice President of the Nightscout Foundation, and Community Liaison for CGM in the Cloud worldwide. Behind those titles is quite a story. We talk to Wes about his son’s diagnosis as an infant, their family's journey to find solutions and the power of the #WeAreNotWaiting community.

Wes recently represented the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group at an exclusive international Facebook conference. He shares what he learned there and talks about his son's experience with Looping and on the new Medtronic hybrid closed loop pump. We also mention OpenAPS.

In our shoptalk segment, no more chalky glucose tabs? Chris Angell says he needed something better to treat his lows, so he created GlucoLift.

You'll also hear a clip of Polaroid from Truck Stop Honey's debut album. It's a very personal story and song from previous guest Amanda Jo.

Ross Baker is another previous guest, Stacey calls him T1D's Marathon Man. He is set to run in the Maui Marathon on October 15th, completing an incredible mission of running a marathon in every US state and Washington DC. 

Find out more about Animas and their message to customers as they exit the insulin pump business.

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3:30 Stacey talks about Truck Stop Honey, clip of Polaroid

5:30 Animas/One Touch mention

7:00 Stacey talks about Ross Baker & the Maui Marathon

10:00 Interview with Weston Nordgren of Nightscout/CGM in the Cloud

1:01:30 Shoptalk with Chris Angell of GlucoLift

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Oct 5, 2017

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, the Texas T1D community banded together. In the middle of the outreach was American Association of Diabetes Educators 2018 Diabetes Educator of the Year, Dr. Stephen Ponder. We speak to Dr. Ponder about the huge team of volunteers that was needed to get help where it was most needed and how Harvey was just the beginning. Since the first time "T1 Team Texas" jumped into action, devastating hurricanes hit Florida, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, creating even more of a need for people with diabetes in those areas.

Dr. Ponder shares how organizations like Insulin4Life and others got supplies to the area and how T1 Team Texas reached people, some of whom were stranded without power or transportation. He also offers advice to help us prepare for a disaster. And don't miss the very end when he offers the secret to raising healthy kids with T1D.

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Oct 3, 2017

Playing in the NFL has been a dream come true for KJ Dillon, but his type 1 diagnosis at 19 had him worried his was over before it started. He’ll share how he made it through that tough time and most recently played for Houston Texans.

Plus, Adam Schefter has spent his career covering sports, you probably know him as an NFL insider at ESPN. Adam’s wife Shari has type 1 and he’s taking part in a big contest to help JDRF. Contest info and entry here. Stacey & Adam also talk about the Glucagon App.

Our Community Connection features a diabetes dad running Chicago Marathon. Wesley Bryant says doctors told him not to run, but he didn’t know when to quit; now, neither does his son. More info on the JDRF team and how to donate here.

Shoptalk this week is with Stay Put Medical, a new company that wants to help keep your D-gear stuck. 

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3:00 Stacey shared the upcoming conference calendar including the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Falls Church Conference, the Diabetes UnConference and the Weekend for Women

5:00 Stacey talks about Benny's bad low on the football field recently and how she reacted

9:30 Interview with KJ Dillon

16:00 Interview with Adam Schefter

37:00 Community Connection with Chicago Marathon runner and D-Dad Wes Bryant

53:00 Shoptalk with Mike Mangus with StayPut Medical

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Sep 26, 2017

She shot to fame after an appearance on NBC’s The Voice, now RaeLynn is out with a big album, a big tour and lots of fans who have type 1 diabetes just like she does. Diagnosed at age 12, RaeLynn talks about managing diabetes on the road, challenges she faced early on and why she’s okay (sort of) with Blake Shelton being the food police.

In our community connection, he was tired of waiting for options, so a North Carolina diabetes dad went on his own to get the Libre Flash Glucose Monitor not yet available in the US.  Steve Espin explains why he wanted the device for his son and how he went on eBay to get it.

Plus, in our Shoptalk segment, learn more about Dancing for Diabetes from Kelly Simbolick and about BetaBionics from John Costik.

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4:00 Stacey explains the Libre and how it's newly approved in the UK

6:00 Stacey talks about Dexcom opening its data platform (and what that means)

10:00 RaeLynn Interview

28:00 Steve Espin / Libre Interview

47:20 Stacey shares why she prefers the Dexcom alarms and why she moved the Dexcom receiver out of her son's room

53:00 Shoptalk with John Costik from BetaBionics

57:30 Shoptalk with Kelly Simbolick from Dancing for Diabetes

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Sep 19, 2017

Actor Derek Theler will star in the upcoming show Marvel's New Warriors, a dream come true for him. We talk to Derek about growing up with type 1 and moving to LA to pursue his career, which included a 5-year run in the show, Baby Daddy.

Derek shares how he and his sister who also has T1D grew up without diabetes role models and how that fueled his desire to be one now. He explains how his Baby Daddy audition was almost ruined by a persistent low blood sugar and shares a few funny commercials he starred in before his big break (including Kayak and State Farm). 

Plus, a follow up on the Insulin4Life protest, which garnered some national coverage and more help for those devastated by this month's two hurricanes. (Learn more about how to help here)

Lilly helps Hurricane victims.

Article about T1TexasArmy (Dr. Stephen Ponder) 

In our shoptalk segment.. meet Amy Burrows and Becky Marval from Connected in Motion and Emily Imblum from Pump Peelz..  

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4:30 Help for Hurricane Harvey & Irma 

7:15 Update: Protesting the price of insulin

11:30 Derek Theler interview

46:00 Shoptalk: Connected in Motion

51:00 Shoptalk: Pump Peelz

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Sep 12, 2017

Advice and guidance for caregivers from a wellness coach with type 1. When you have a child with diabetes, it’s not easy to step away and let someone else take over. But Samantha Markovitz wants us to do just that and written a new book to help. We talk about Type 1 Diabetes Caregiver Confidence, and discuss challenges and strategies to help parents feel confident about childcare, babysitters and relatives.

Plus, we'll look at the grandparent perspective. Stacey interviews Rose Greenbaum, whose grandson was diagnosed T1D at age seven. Rose shares her fears and how she turned them into a passion for helping others. (Rose is Stacey's aunt and they have some family fun here as well). Learn more about Rose's efforts here.

And in our Shoptalk segment, meet the man behind the book, The Faces of Diabetes. It's a picture project, but so much more.

 

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Show timecodes:

3:30 Stacey talks about her family's T1D caregiver experience

10:45 Rose Greenbaum, D-Grandmother

32:00 Samantha Markovitz, author, Caregiver Confidence

1:07:00 Edward Fieder, Faces of Diabetes

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Sep 5, 2017

Best-selling author and radio host Kurt Anderson is out with a blockbuster book, "Fantasyland, How America Went Haywire, a 500 year history." You may have seen him on the cover of The Atlantic Magazine and all over cable news this month. But you may not know he lives with type 1 diabetes.

Stacey and Kurt talk about Fantasyland, as well as his other books like the fictional True Believers, where the main character has type 1.

Our Community Connection calls attention to the heroes of the T1D relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey (Listen to our full episode here and find links to help/information)

In Shoptalk this week, hear about a brand new product. It's called InPen and it aims to give people who use shots the same calculations & ease of use as people who use pumps. Stacey talks to Tony Galliani from Companion Medical about the product and the company.

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8:50 Interview with Kurt Andersen 

50:00 "Shoptalk" with InPen's Tony Galliani 

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Aug 31, 2017

Learn how you can help those hit by Hurricane Harvey. Stacey talks to Anne Imber who's working with Dr. Stephen Ponder, Kelley Champ Crumpler and many others to help coordinate the local effort.

Anne shares what it's like right now in Houston, what they need and how to get it there. Team 1 Texas Diabetes Relief is made of local diabetes community members. Anne also recommends you consider donating to the "big guns" of ADA, JDRF & Insulin for Life, which are working together to get supplies to the area. Beyond Type 1 is also putting out great information. See links/info below for all groups. 

Team 1 Texas Diabetes Disaster Relief

Needed: Gift cards to Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreen, etc

Send to:

Brazos Valley Endocrinology

4508 Mills Park Circle

Suite 500

College Station, TX 77845

ATT: Kelly Champ

Beyond Type 1 Love & Help for Texas

Insulin For Life / ADA / JDRF 

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Aug 29, 2017

Can using a CGM help people with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin pumps? Tomas Walker is Dexcom's Director of Clinical Projects. He shares the results of their new DIaMonD study (Multiple Daily Injections and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes). Of course we also cover issues relevant to the type 1 community; Stacey asks about CGM use and Medicare coverage, possible changes to the Dexcom adhesive, and closed loop systems.

In our Community Connection this week, blogger Mindy Bartleson says sharing only the positive side of diabetes had a price. After going through some serious burnout, she wants to help others by sharing an honest look at growing up with chronic condition and mental illness. Mindy has a new book and is crowdfunding to publish (click to learn more and help).

Mindy also talks about the untethered or POLI method (pumper on long acting insulin) where she uses both a long-acting injection and her insulin pump. 

New segment this week, called Shoptalk! Every diabetes convention has a big vendor floor where exhibitors show off the latest and greatest and educate consumers about their products or business. Stacey interviewed all 50 exhibitors(!) from the Friends for Life Conference and we'll be sharing those stories in the next few months. This week, learn about The Barton Center from associate director Lindsey Charest.

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4:00 Stacey shares an amazing letter from a listener in Japan who says the podcast helped through the "despair" of diagnosis

13:00 Interview with Tomas Walker

31:30 Interview with Mindy Bartleson

50:00 Shoptalk with The Barton Center

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Aug 24, 2017

#Insulin4All is a campaign to bring attention to, and do something about, the high price of insulin. Stacey talks with T1International's founder and director Elizabeth Rowley about what the organization is trying to do and how we can all get involved.

A demonstration is planned in front of Eli Lilly and Company international corporate headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Saturday, September 9th at 1-3pm. There's also an online day of action on September 8th.

Find out more about the movement here.

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Aug 22, 2017

Diabetes Forecast Magazine names their People to Know for 2017. Modeled after Time Magazine’s top 100, it’s all about finding the movers shakers and game changers in the diabetes world. On the list? Your host, Stacey Simms!

You'll hear from Diabetes Forecast Editor Kelly Rawlings, who shares how this special issue comes together. Kelly also talks about how she balances having type 1 for more than 40 years and working in the diabetes field. 

Stacey is honored to be part of this incredible list. She was interviewed for the issue by radio show host Jonathan Shuffield. Listen to their interview and then hear why Jonathan kept his type 2 diagnosis to himself for a very long time.

Time codes:

9:00 Kelly Rawlings, Diabetes Forecast Editor

31:00 Jonathan Shuffield interviews Stacey

56:30 Shuffield shares his story

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Aug 15, 2017

After ten weeks and more than 4000 miles, 20 riders with type 1 diabetes completed their epic journey from New York to California. In this episode, hear the heart-pounding and emotional Bike Beyond finish and listen to the man who started it all talk about what the event has meant to him. We also catch up with several riders during a rest day a few days before the finish. Those interviews took place while they were relaxing in a hot tub (a first for our show)!

Stacey also talks about the great people behind the Real Life Diabetes Podcast and shares events she's traveling to in the next few weeks.

Find out more about supporting Bike Beyond so that Beyond Type 1 can continue to fund diabetes programs (listed here)

Time Codes:

8:30 Bike Beyond finish line and front tire "dip" 

12:30 Walt Drennan speaks about finally feeling "normal."

Six Bike Beyond riders talk about the trip:

18:15 Perri Silverheart

22:00 Abbey Brau

29:30 Matt Swain

34:50 Sid Sharma

39:00 Cassidy Robinson

45:30 Jesse Lavine

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Aug 8, 2017

This summer, some diabetes camps have had a few special visitors. American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox and Olympic Skier Kris Freeman have been talking to kids about following their dreams while living with type 1 diabetes. It's part of the Lilly Camp Care Package which provides scholarships, education, ambassadors and insulin to diabetes camps. 

Kris Freeman is hoping to make the Olympic Ski Team for the 5th time next year. He was told at diagnosis that he needed to give up his Olympic dreams. Instead, he's on track to appear at his fifth Olympic games next year.

Crystal Bowersox was the runner up in American Idol in 2010, the 9th season of the show. Just out with a new album, she talks about why she comes back to the Friends for Life Conference and what she gets out of sharing her story with kids and adults with type 1. 

We also profile Bike Beyond rider Jesse Lavine, talking food, college and why he decided to jump into this cross country adventure.

Plus, information about back to school:

Register for the ADA Safe at School Webinar August 10th

Beyond Type 1 Back to School Info

Request a JDRF Back to School Toolkit 

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Aug 1, 2017

This week, a conversation with KJ Howe, author of The Freedom Broker, a thriller featuring a heroine with type 1 diabetes. Howe’s grandfather had T1D and she wants to make sure this book is true to the condition while weaving it in to a thrilling story about hostage negotiation, family ties, betrayal and mystery. The Freedom Broker has been compared to the Jason Bourne series for it's adventure and seat-of-your-pants pacing.

After the interview, Stacey shares her thoughts about how type 1 diabetes is represented here and gives a review of the story, the characters and the book itself.

Plus, as we follow along with Bike Beyond, the cross country bike ride with 20 people with type 1, we found out there’s a documentary in the works. We'll talk to Neil Greathouse about how he's putting the movie version of the ride together. 

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Jul 25, 2017

Every two years JDRF brings 150 children to Washington DC to tell their stories to members of Congress. This week, you'll hear how Children's Congress works, who attends and what this event means for families who participate, even years later. There's so much going on in this episode, we broke it down by time code below!

We also continue our look at Bike Beyond, an epic cross country adventure from Beyond Type 1. 20 riders with type 1 diabetes traveling from New York to California all summer long. 

5:10 Silvi Pold, diagnosed type 1 at age 8 is the social media and activities coordinator for Bike Beyond. Silvi shares why, as someone who loves outdoor adventure, even she thought a team of T1D bikers riding cross country was an "audacious" goal. 

21:30 Alisa Norris, Chief Marketing and Communications Office at JDRF and a mother of two T1D sons explains how JDRF Children's Congress got started and what happens during the 3 day event.

36:00 Brec Bassinger is best known for the title role in Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs." She's also starred in TV's "The Goldbergs," "School of Rock," and co-stars in the upcoming feature movie "Status Update." Brec is attending JDRF CC as a special guest this year. She talks about what helped her pursue her dream of acting after a T1D diagnosis at age 8. Stacey's son Benny sits in on the interview - he and Brec swap some Nick Jonas stories!

55:30 Lauren Stanford attended JDRF CC at age 11 as a delegate and again two years later as Kid Chair. Lauren shares how much the experience meant to her then and how it's influenced her as she pursued a career in Washington, DC.

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