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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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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.

Join the #Insulin4All event Facebook group

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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 

We need your help! Diabetes Connections and Stacey are nominated for a podcast award! Please at your endorsement to the WEGO Health Awards 

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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. 

We need your help! Diabetes Connections and Stacey are nominated for a podcast award! Please vote:

WEGO Health Awards 

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