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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: November, 2018
Nov 27, 2018

We've got a parent's survival guide when it comes to teenagers and type 1 diabetes this week. What to do when your child doesn’t want to hear about diabetes anymore and hears your helpful advice as just plain nagging.

Jill Weissberg-Benchell has a PhD in psychology and is also a certified diabetes educator. We discuss talking to your teen, listening to your teen and strategies to get through this oh-so-interesting time in their lives. It’s not just about attitude. Their bodies are making it really difficult for diabetes.

Plus, remember the glucose necklace? It looks sort of like a glow stick necklace but contains sugar for lows on the go? They’re going to be ready to go by the end of year and we have a way to get yours for free. Head over to Glucose Revival and sign up for their newsletter (Look for "Get Updates") to get on the list for 1000 free necklaces. Diabetes Connections is not affiliated with Glucose Revival - be aware that you are sharing your email information in exchange for this free offer. 

 
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1:45 Stacey Welcome - Stacey reads a recent Apple Podcast review and talks about events for 2019 - email stacey@diabetes-connections.com to request Stacey as a speaker. 

5:20 Interview with Jill Weissberg-Benchell

Stacey talks about Raising Teens with Diabetes from Moira McCarthy (link to buy from Amazon)

55:45 Know Better: Glucose Revival Necklace (link back to our original interview with them)


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Nov 20, 2018

Loop - the DIY app that helps with automated insulin delivery - may become the first do it yourself diabetes solution to go to the FDA. But why did Tidepool decide to take on this challenge? Stacey talks to Tidepool CEO Howard Look about what this decision means, how it’s going to work and what it means for those interested in DIY but not willing to use out of warranty pumps or do a lot of programming ourselves. And of course we’ll explain what Loop actually is.

Read the Medium article Howard mentions here

A French company announces they’re a step closer to approval of their closed loop – we’ll talk about Diabeloop 

And Pandora gets into the podcasting space. Diabetes Connections is one of the few shows selected for the first launch!

Listen to past episodes where we talk to DIY, OpenAPS and We Are Not Waiting advocates and experts.


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1:30 Stacey welcome & explains Loop

6:50 Interview with Howard Look

30:30 Diabeloop explained

35:00 Pandora and podcasts

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Nov 13, 2018

Carl Armato was diagnosed with type 1 as an infant, he’s now the CEO of Novant Health, a large hospital system. But Carl didn’t share his diagnosis with many people – partly because of a reaction he got from a coach in middle school – who cut his playing time when he found out. Now very open about his T1D, Carl has written a book, A Future With Hope, that tells the story of his diagnosis, growing up in the days before home meters and how his family rallied around him. 

Plus, this week marks World Diabetes Day! Ever wondered why the symbol is a blue circle? We’ll explain. 

And Stacey gives a sneak peak of her new project: Club 1921!

 
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1:40 Stacey welcome, talks about recent Facebook issue with podcasts. If you listen via Facebook please consider switching over to a podcast app or the homepage 

6:00 Interview with Novant CEO Carl Armato

57:33 The Blue Circle explained

 

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Nov 5, 2018

Andrew Armstrong was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school, when college scouts were already coming around. He had the unique experience of being recruited by someone who knew exactly what he was going through - one of the coaches he met had a daughter with T1D. 

Andrew is now in his third year at SU and linebacker coach Brian Ward still supports him, as does Athletic Trainer Tim Pike who lives with type 1. Andrew shares his story plus tips and advice for student athletes.

We taped this episode in front of JDRF families at Syracuse University. They asked Andrew questions and then Stacey put the kids in front of the microphone. 

And, this diabetes awareness month, Stacey takes a moment to talk about Project Blue November, a clearinghouse for online diabetes news, events and inspiration. 

 
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1:50 Stacey welcome

5:00 Interview with Andrew Armstrong

Interview with JDRF CNY Ambassadors:

32:00 MP 

34:30 Bella

37:30 Logan 

Hockey Fights T1D

40:00 Amie 

51:00 Project Blue November

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Nov 1, 2018

This bonus episode is about running, community and finding a way to make a difference. It's a great way kick off Diabetes Awareness Month. 

Stacey worked with Tammy Lowry in her previous job at a radio station. In 2015? Tammy's son Jackson was diagnosed with type 1, just a few weeks before they were both set to run a half marathon to benefit children's cancer research. Jackson's diagnosis took him out of that race, but it led to bigger goals.

You can read about that first year here.

Read about Tammy & Jackson now.

Learn more about the Isabella Santos Foundation

 
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