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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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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, Mark Andrews dreamed of playing professional football. His dream came true earlier this year when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. They kick off their NFL season this week with the preseason Hall of Fame Game.

Stacey talks to Mark about his diagnosis and how he manages T1D at practices and game days. Mark also shares how a teenager really feels when his parents worry about those highs and lows during sports.

Plus, a South Carolina firefighter gets a big surprise from OneTouch. We'll tell you about Perry Clanton’s Small Victory - he lost 96 pounds after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and now he's helping his fellow fire fighters get healthy.

And Stacey is one of the winners of DiabetesMine's Patient Voices Contest! She'll be traveling to their Innovation Summit in November. 

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1:20 Stacey Welcome

3:45 Interview with Mark Andrews

36:15 Interview with Bridget Kimmel from LifeScan and Perry Clanton, SC Firefighter

48:00 Stacey explains the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit

51:00 A little bit about Benny from summer camp - "A Letter From the Counselor."

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Jul 24, 2018

It's our very first show on the road, taped in front of an audience. Nothing serious. In fact, it was a game show – with trivia questions, limericks and more! Play along at home and see how you stack up against our contestants.

Our panelists are: Rodney Miller, founder of Bolus and Barbells, Christel Aprigliano, founder of DPAC, Christopher Snider, Community Manager with Tidepool and our scorekeeper/announcer is Moira McCarthy author of Raising Teens with Diabetes

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1:15 Stacey Welcome

2:20 Wait Wait Don't Poke Me - taped live at Friends for Life!

46:00 More information about the show - audio issues explained, Stacey explains some of the "inside jokes" during the show, including Scott Johnson of MySugr (he was sitting in the front row and we mentioned him a few times)

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Jul 17, 2018

It's been more than 30 years since the play & then the hugely popular movie Steel Magnolias came out. It still continues to be a focal point for women, pregnancy and diabetes. When Stacey's local theater announced their production, she decided to put together this round-table of moms who have type 1. 

You'll hear from: Kerri Sparling, author of Six Until Me & “Balancing Diabetes.” Melissa Lee, Director of Community Relations for Bigfoot Biomedical & Kyrra Richardson, founder & Creative Director of Myabetic

Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra talk about their feelings around Steel Magnolias, their experiences with diabetes during pregnancy and now as they raise their children.

Resources:

JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit

http://www.jdrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Outreach_pregnancy_12-14-12.pdf

Diabetes Sisters: 

https://diabetessisters.org/blog/qa-ginger-vieira-pregnancy-and-diabetes

https://diabetessisters.org/blogs/pregnancy-motherhood  

 https://diabetessisters.org/sites/default/files/FINAL%20POSTER%2007.26.16%20USE%20THIS%20ONE.pdf 

Beyond Type 1: Pregnancy Resources

https://beyondtype1.org/pregnancy/

Plus a big award for a diabetes group that made a big difference last year during those devastating hurricanes. Read the article from DiabetesMine

And Stacey clarifies her the circumstances around her receipt of the G6 system earlier this spring.

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1:30 Stacey welcome - taping from the Friends for Life Conference, so apologies about the rough voice this week!

4:30 Dexcom G6 clarification - Stacey received the system and one month supply free earlier this spring. She explains why she initially thoguht (and told listeners) that she was paying for it. She is now paying for all G6 supplies.

7:15 Steel Magnolias Roundtable with Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra

59:20 A big honor for Insulin For Life USA after their work during last year's hurricanes.

1:02:45 Benny's at camp doing cannonballs (please let that Dexcom stay on!)

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Jul 10, 2018

You’re hearing a lot right now about Children with Diabetes Friends for Life. The largest family diabetes conference in the world starts this week. But how did it begin? What's it about? You’ll hear from the founder of the whole event.

(This episode contains excerpts from our interview with Laura in 2015. You can listen to that whole episode here)

Plus, questions from the Facebook Group for Stacey. Some diabetes, some personal. 

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1:00 Stacey Welcome

4:30 Excerpts from interview with Laura Billetdeaux

19:45 Facebook Group: Ask Me Anything

40:00 Stacey talks about her latest Audible download

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41:50 Next week: Moms who have type 1 talk about Steel Magnolias

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Jul 3, 2018

Tandem answers your questions about the newly approved and not- yet-released Basal IQ system. The FDA took a lot of people by surprise by approving it with the Dexcom G6.

We talk to Tandem's Molly McElwee Malloy about how the system works, when it'll be available to T:Slim users and what's next for the company. Malloy addresses why Tandem decided to pursue integration for Basal IQ with Dexcom's G6 when it had been initially submitted to the FDA with G5 technology.

Plus, in our Know Better segment this week, a Koala with type 1 may become the newest Dexcom poster child. You might have seen Quincy on social media.. now we’ll hear from his caretakers at the San Diego zoo.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome- talks about Diabetes Connections the Game Show happening at Friends for Life. Please join the Facebook Group to find out more and learn how you can play along and win prizes even if you don't come to the conference this month.

4:00 Stacey recaps what Basal IQ is all about.  Molly first spoke to us about it back in February.

6:40 Interview with Molly McElwee Malloy

49:10 Know Better segment with Quincy the Koala's caretakers.  Stacey's friend (and former guest) Trip Stoner has a great take on Quincy (read more here).

59:00 Stacey talks about summer travel, conferences and camp

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