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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms | Type 1 Diabetes

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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Mar 28, 2018

The US FDA this week approved the Dexcom G6 system. It means a smaller sensor and is factory calibrated for 10 days of use, which means no fingerstick calibrations.

Stacey talks with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer about the details about the system, timeline for consumer availability in the US and internationally as well as what will happen with the G4 and G5 systems already on the market (and integrated with pumps like Tandem and Animas). 

Great article from DiabetesMine with more G6 info here

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Mar 27, 2018

Diabetes is tough enough on a family. But when divorce is in the picture, managing T1D in two homes can be even more complicated. Sharon Kabbas Chrisman's daughter was diagnosed at age 11, after she and her husband had been divorced for a few years. Sharon shares her experience, what she learned, mistakes she made and how her daughter, who turns 18 soon, is doing now.

Read Sharon's in-depth column here

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We also talk about a new app in development to help tweens and teens – and their parents – transition to more independence. Bree Holtz from Michigan State University explains My T1D Hero.

And in our Know Better segment.. Christophe Noel was diagnosed type 1 in Nepal in 2015. He's returning to the region to help bring clean water and diabetes test kits for kids. Find out how you can help.

And thanks to listener Sarah who sent in audio of her Amazon Echo device playing the show. Find out more about our Alexa skill and please leave a review!

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2:00 Stacey Welcome & talks about the new Alexa Skill

4:30 Interview with Sharon Kabbas Chrisman

48:00 Community Connections with Michigan State Univ's Bree Holtz 

59:15 Know Better: Learn about clean water & T1D tests in Nepal

1:03:30 Listener Sara sent in audio of her "enabling" the podcast on her Amazon Echo

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Mar 20, 2018

Abbott gives us an update on their flash glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre. Stacey talks to Principal Clinical Research Manager Tim Dunn who's been working on CGM technology for 20 years. 

Stacey mentions "hacks" for the Libre: read more here

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In our Community Connection segment, how NC State is stepping up to make changes for students with diabetes. Stacey talks to Lisa Eberhart, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator who serves as NC State Dining’s director of nutrition and wellness as well as the dining hall manager, Jaelyn Phelps, who lives with type 1. 

And in Know Better, we'll take a look at the new standalone CGM from Medtronic. Good article from DiabetesMine here.

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2:00 Stacey welcome. Should you leave your T1D kids at sports practice without a parent?

6:30 Interview with Tim Dunn from Abbott

28:30 Community Connection: Interview with NC State's Lisa Eberhart & Jaelyn Phelps

45:00 Know Better: Medtronic's standalone CGM

49:30 Stacey finishes the story about how her family handles sports and T1D without a parent present and explains more about leaving her kids alone for the day while she went to a JDRF conference.

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Mar 13, 2018

Stephan Shaul was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult and says finding the diabetes online community changed his life. Stephan writes the blog Happy Medium and hosts the podcast, Diabetes By The Numbers. He recently joined Maryland’s Advisory Council on Health and Wellness and is part of 2018 Reader Panel at Diabetes Forecast magazine.

Stacey also speaks to NBA All Star Dominique Wilkins. Diagnosed with type 2 just after he retired, Wilkins is now working with Dario to educate people about diabetes.  

More about Dario in this episode from 2016

In our Know Better segment, new guidelines for adjusting insulin dosing based on the Dexcom CGM.

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2:00 Stacey Welcome - Brec Bassinger wins Fear Factor

5:00 Interview with Stephen Shaul

35:30 Interview with Dominique Wilkins

49:30 Know Better - new guidelines on dosing from Dexcom

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Mar 6, 2018

Austin Basis, best known for his role on TV's Beauty and the Beast, navigates a Hollywood career while living with type 1. Now he wants to reach kids with a new comic book about high school kids with disabilities who are secretly superheroes. Austin tells us about The Kinetix and how he and a few friends came up with the idea. Now they have a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen.

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We also talk about growing up type 1 with a dad who owns a candy store, what made Austin want to pursue acting and how he manages diabetes on set and during auditions.

Austin interviewed actress Brec Bassinger for the 2017 People to Know issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. Brec was just on Fear Factor and we spoke to her last year as she attended JDRF's Children Congress.

In our Know Better segment, diabetes camps for grownups! Find out what Beyond Type 1 and Connected in Motion are offering up, as well as a Survive & Thrive summer program in New Jersey at Camp Nejeda.

And Stacey shares a bit about upcoming travels, including disclosures about JDRF Summits and the Lilly Blogger event coming up this week. 

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2:00 Stacey welcome and preview clip of Brec Bassinger on Fear Factor 

5:00 Interview with Austin Basis

48:00 Stacey talks about summer diabetes camps for grownups

53:00 Stacey talks about conferences and disclosures

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