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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms | Type 1 Diabetes |

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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Jun 28, 2017

A bonus episode this week to get the word out about Banting's Ghost. Stephen Richert is a photographer and film maker who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 16. His website and project Living Vertical is a way to document his adventures and share his family's story. Now, Stephen is working on a new project: documenting the insulin access crisis in America. 

Named after Sir Frederick Banting, one of the researchers who discovered insulin in 1923 and sold his share of the patent for $1, Banting's Ghost is a way to document the people who are struggling. Stephen is looking for funding - you can learn more and donate here.

The deadline for the first phase of funding is June 30th, which is why we're pushing out this bonus episode.  If you’re hearing this episode after June 30th, please check out the links anyway to stay up to date with the project and how you may still be able to help.

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Jun 27, 2017

This week, Mike Avery shares the story of growing up in a family of in-demand Hollywood stuntmen, his dad, mom and brothers are all well known in the industry. Mike was diagnosed with type 1 at age 8, when he was already working. Find out how he learned to manage diabetes while jumping out of planes, off bridges and under pounds of TV makeup. Of course, Mike also has to manage T1D in every day life and shares which is harder, diabetes or death-defying movie stunts.

Plus, week 4 of our coverage of Bike Beyond. Find out why Ryan Dunn got involved less than two years after being diagnosed. Less than a month after diagnosis in college, Ryan left for China on a long-planned trip to study abroad. Find out how he did it, how to say "diabetes" in Mandarin, and why he became the logistic manager of this cross country trip. 

In this episode, Stacey also talks about a visit to diabetes camp from American Ninja Warrior Kyle Cochran and an update on T1D's Marathon Man Ross Baker. Baker is on a mission to run a marathon in every US state (and DC). He just checked off Alaska, leaving only Hawaii to go!

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Jun 20, 2017

This week, meet three hard-working people with diabetes who are dedicating themselves to helping others with T1D.

DiaTribe editor & columnist Adam Brown is the author of Bright Spots & Landmines, the diabetes guide "I wish someone had handed me." Adam talks about his diagnosis as a teen, why he decided to write the book and what topics were more difficult for him.

Stacey also checks in with Bike Beyond! This week, Miss American contestant Sierra Sandison shares why she wanted to join the cross-country ride. You can learn more and donate to Bike Beyond here.

Plus, what's Dancing 4 Diabetes? Elizabeth Forrest started this event when she was diagnosed at age 10. Eighteen years later, it's turned into a year-round event that's helping educate and raise awareness.

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Jun 13, 2017

Lija Greenseid, her husband Andrew and their son & daughter are recently back to their Minnesota home after almost a year of whirlwind travel. The Greenseids always enjoyed travel and they wanted to show their children, Arija & Adam, more of the world. They picked up and spent 9 months traveling internationally. Since Arija has type 1 diabetes, this took a lot of planning, extra supplies and learning as they went. Lija shares their story.

Also this week, as we follow Bike Beyond all summer long, Stacey talks to Sid Sharma. Sid was diagnosed with type 1 two years ago, at age 27. He's already biked from London to Paris and is excited to travel through America with the team.

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Jun 8, 2017

Lots of news from Dexcom recently! Stacey talks with retired Chief Technical Officer Jorge Valdes about the Apple Watch announcement and much more. (This interview took place just before the FDA approved Dexcom G5 for Android, but that news is covered in the episode).

Dexcom/Android info & compatible devices

CNBC article on Apple/Dexcom

Stacey also talks about the news that Beyond Type 1 is taking over Diabetes Hands Foundation's TuDiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org

More from DHF here

Stacey shares her personal connection to DHF and mentions this Big Blue Test video that she and her son made a few years ago.

 

 

 

Jun 6, 2017

This summer, 20 people with type 1 diabetes will make an incredible journey. From June 3 to August 11, Team Bike Beyond is crossing the USA, cycling from New York to California. This week, meet the man who asked Beyond Type 1 to take a chance on the event, and the woman who said yes.

Stacey talks with cyclist Walt Drennan and Beyond Type 1 CEO Sarah Lucas about how the idea for the trip came about, the work that went into launching the ride and what they hope to accomplish along the way. 

Each week during Bike Beyond, Diabetes Connections will bring you stories from the ride and profile a different cyclist. They're not professionals, just people with type 1 who wanted to take an extraordinary challenge. (There are actually 20 riders and one D-Mom along on this journey).

Stacey also shares a bit about the end of the school year & how the first year of middle school went for her son. 

Plus, we talk about the summer diabetes conferences on the calendar like ADA, Friends for Life & AADE.

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