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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, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller about that and other studies, about what TrialNet does and what we can do to help further this research.

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In our Community Connection, this week Project 50 in 50 hits a big roadblock – this was actually a big scare. We’ll tell you about it and what’s next for these two outdoor adventurers.

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And in Tell Me Something Good, a little bit about meeting some of you in person and the power of saying YES.

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1:35 Welcome! What's on the show this week? Stacey explains this interview is an excerpt and the full interview will run in a bonus episode. Check out the new website! www.diabetes-connections.com

Learn more about Stacey's book and ask her to come speak at your event!

4:55 Interview with Dr. Michael Haller

34:10 Update from Patrick Mertes of 50 in 50

42:00 TMSG: Stacey shares stories from the Friends for Life conference as well as some terrific listener stories

48:00 Stacey talks about where she's going next: JDRF Central VA in mid-August for their Type One Nation Summit

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Jul 23, 2019

Richard Vaughn was diagnosed in September of 1945, just after he turned six years old.  

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Stacey calls Richard a "treasure to the diabetes community." He is the author of Beating the Odds and keeps a lively presence on social media. Find Richard on Facebook here.

This interview first aired in September of 2015. 

Richard Vaughn Healthline article 


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Jul 16, 2019

It was supposed to be a vacation at the happiest place on earth, instead their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Disney world. But that’s when some unexpected good things started happening.

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Jim tells us the story – it was July last year – and explains how Disney  and a very cool Disney community - went above and beyond to help this family from Canada when they needed a little magic.

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Our episode with Len Testa all about using Disney math for type 2 diabetes (and Len's great Disney advice)

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In our Community Connection, Stacey talks about dropping her son off at a month-long sleep away camp. She shares how she needed a lift and got it from her local D-mom friends. 

And Tell Me Something Good! Scholarships for college students with type 1, a big thank you and a mountain milestone.

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Show open: What's on this week?

1:30 Welcome - Stacey talks about the Friends for Life Conferences and announces a limited presale of her book! Find out more here (and use promo code "earlybird" until July 23)

7:10 Interview with Jim about his family's experience when their daughter was diagnosed at Disney World

29:10 Community Connection: Stacey shares her experience dropping Benny off at "regular" sleep-away camp.

35:45 TMSG: Beyond Type 1 / Diabetes Scholars awards over 50 scholarships! Learn more here

A dad thanks the security guard that tracked down a diabetes bag left behind after a school trip. 

Follow Project 50 in 50 on their quest to summit the highest spot in all 50 states.


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Jul 9, 2019

JDRF’s Children’s Congress kicks off this week and we’re talking to three really incredible delegates. Meet Jack, Hannah, and Kabir who will all tell their stories to legislators. You'll also hear from Stacey's local advocacy chair to find out what Children’s Congress is all about and how to apply next time around.

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Our Community Connection this week is all about getting diabetes gear to stick in the hot sweaty summer. We’ve got advice from parents of little swimmers and adults who take hot yoga.

Scroll to the bottom to see a list of items/products mentioned during this episode.

In Tell Me Something Good, we’ll talk about a trip of a lifetime as a 16 year old travels to the remote Yukon with a school group. 

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This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.

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Show Open/Tease

Stacey Welcome - Find out more about Project 50 in 50

JDRF Children's Congress Greater Western Carolinas Chapter Delegates

Community Connection Getting Gear to Stick:

TMSG: 

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This list is full of brand name and generics. I’ve linked to a website when the brand has one. You may also want to try Amazon or ask your medical supply provider. Just as everyone’s skin is different, so is our health insurance. It’s possible that what works for you may actually be covered. Stranger things have happened.

I expect to edit & add to this list in the weeks and months to come. Hope it helps!

Sticky Wipes

These make the skin a bit tacky in order to give the material you put on top a better hold.

Skin Tac wipe or liquid

IV Prep wipe

Mastisol liquid

Stoma Care wipe w/aloe

Hollister skin gel

ReliaMed wipe

Tapes/Patches

Stay Put Medical Patches

Tegaderm film dressing

Opsite Flexifix transparent film

Hypafix dressing tape

RockaDex Dexcom patches

GrifGrips adhesive patch

Waterproof Bandaid

Wraps/Bands

Kinesiology Tape (Includes brand names KT Tape, Rock Tape, Vara Tape)

Vet Wrap

SleekSleeves

Bands4Life

Athletic Sleeves

Rash Guard/Swim shirt (cut to fit)

Misc.

EK Tools Tag Punch Classic (Dexcom-sized hole punch)

Dexcom & Libre Rash (Public Facebook Group)

Jul 2, 2019

Diagnosed with T1D in her 20s, Rachel Price admits she was in denial at first, insisting to her doctors there was nothing wrong. Now, she’s an advocate who stays positive but realistic. Rachel has three children and started a business called DiaBeTees selling t-shirts and other products with fun diabetes sayings and catchy slogans. 

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In our Community Connection this week, Dan Haddin is off for Teach for America, but not before creating some fantastic diabetes song parodies. Stacey plays his latest - a funny appeal to Nick Jonas.

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And in Tell Me Something Good, a day camp milestone and a hiker sets out to make his mark.

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00:00 Tease/Open: What's this week's show about?

1:50 Welcome: Stacey talks about JDRF Children's Congress coming up and talks about CWD Friends for Life later in July as well as her family's plans for the rest of the summer.

5:45 Stacey's interview with Rachel Price

32:40 Community Connection: Hear Dan Haddin's T1D Sucker Parody

36:45 TMSG: Inspired by Isabella: Isa goes to gymnastics day camp, Mike Joyce will hike the Appalachian Trail and Cami is excited (and worried) about her son heading off to college. 

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41:30 Stacey talks about the presentations she's doing at Friends for Life later this month and hints at something new coming up outside the podcast... stay tuned!

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