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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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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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