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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms

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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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 27, 2018

Rob Howe spent 30 days using only over-the-counter, old school insulin from Walmart. Why? He has insurance, he can afford newer insulins and he normally wears the newest Medtronic hybrid-closed loop pump. But he says he had a scare when he thought he might not have the money to buy his regular insulin and he realized that he could educate others about how to do it.

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Under the care of a CDE, Rob gave up his pump and switched to older NPH and Regular insulins. We talk about how it went, what he learned and why this is not the answer to rising insulin prices. Rob is the host of Diabetics Doing Things and is a former Washington Generals player! Stacey gets him to talk about playing against the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. 

In our Know Better segment, a couple of follow ups as Tandem goes international to Canada and Scandinavia and a previous guest, Christel Oerum, is out with a new book. 

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2:00 Stacey welcome, talks about over the counter insulin and mentions a few articles with more information. 

Consumer Reports: How to Get Insulin at a Cheaper Price

NPR: "You Can Buy OTC Insulin, But Should You?"

Diabetic Connect: Buying Insulin Without a Prescription: What to Know

5:00 Interview with Rob Howe

52:00 Know Better: Tandem goes international and Diabetes Strong is out with a new book

58:00 Stacey on the road: 

March 2 - JDRF Type One Nation Summit - Greater Chesapeake and Potomac 
March 9 - JDRF Type One Nation Summit - Piedmont Triad
April 14 - JDRF One Walk North Charlotte
April 27- Touched by Type 1, Orlando
May 19 - Riding On Insulin One Challenge, Charlotte
July 11 - Children with Diabetes Friends for Life podcast taping

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Feb 20, 2018

JDRF's President and CEO Derek Rapp joins Stacey for a wide-ranging interview. We talk about everything from stem cells to insulin prices to what JDRF is doing for adults with type 1. Rapp has headed up JDRF since 2014 and has a son with type 1. He shares his story and answers your questions. 

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Note: This interview was taped before the Special Diabetes Program had been extended. SDP is the program that gives $300 million for diabetes research to the National Institutes for Health. Stacey & Derek talk about SDP and we left those questions in to give you a better idea of what the program is all about.

In our Know Better segment, Stacey gets personal about a health procedure she had recently and talks about self care. She references this article about stress and parents of children with chronic illness. And she explains how a colonoscopy can be a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. Really.

Plus, #DPodcastWeek wraps up with a promo for Diabetes Daily Grind's Real Life Diabetes podcast. 

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2:00 Stacey talks about her past involvement with JDRF and shares a story about Dr. Mark Parker (read here), the retiring head of her local endocrinology practice.

4:15 Interview with JDRF's Derek Rapp

47:15 Feedback from last week's episode. Should people with T1D be wary of marrying someone else with it? We got a comment about increasing the genetic risk for children with T1D and that sparked a great discussion in our Facebook Group.

50:00 Stacey talks about her recent health screening and stress among T1D parents

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Feb 13, 2018

We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a great story. Amy & Andrew Sturniolo met and fell in love at Diabetes Camp, and that’s also where they got engaged. This week, hear the story of those now-newlyweds and find out how Andrew got all of Camp Kudzu to help him propose.

Watch the proposal video (Amy is stunned)!

Camp Kudzu Info Here

More Camp Info Here  and Even More Here

In our Know Better segment, learn about Spare a Rose, Save a Child. You can help save a life for the cost of just one flower.

It's also Diabetes Podcast Week. For the third year in a row, Stacey has organized more than a dozen podcasters to help promote Spare a Rose and to share each others' shows.

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2:45 Stacey talks about Spare a Rose

6:00 Interview with Andrew & Amy Sturniolo

28:15 Stacey talks about Diabetes Podcast Week and more about Spare a Rose

Link to Christopher Snider's 2014 interview with Stacey

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Feb 6, 2018

Find out the latest from Tandem, makers of the T:slim insulin pump. Spokesperson Molly McElwee Malloy shares how close they are to a hybrid closed loop, which they're calling Control IQ, and other products.  Malloy. diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult, was  in one of the first artificial pancreas trials back in 2006 (not with Tandem). Also a nurse & a CDE, she talks about her personal story and why she's excited about this technology. 

In our Know Better Segment.. two potential and very small insulin delivery devices are getting big grants.

And.. it’s almost time for Diabetes Podcast Week!

 

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1:30 Stacey welcome / explains a bit about the Tandem interview and the ATTD conference. 

4:45 Interview with Tandem's Molly McElwee Malloy

49:15 Know Better: JDRF grants for two potential insulin delivery/CGM systems

52:30 Diabetes Podcast Week info

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