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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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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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May 1, 2018

People with diabetes often live with other conditions as well. Find out about a new campaign called Now You See Me, an effort by the folks at Riding on Insulin to educate about living with multiple diagnoses.

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Stacey talks to professional snowboarder and founder of ROI Sean Busby who lives with T1D and Lupus. It took Sean a long time to let an accurate type 1 diagnosis and even longer to determine he has lupus. He shares the story of that journey, explains how he got back to competitive snowboarding and why he started Riding on Insulin.

We find out more about ROI from Mollie Busby. When she and Sean aren't skiing and snowboarding and teaching kids how to love the outdoors, they live in a Yurt in Montana!

Visit Beyond Type 1 for more information on the #NowYouSeeMeCampaign

Find out more about the Charlotte ROI/JDRF event we talk about 

In our Know Better segment.. A new study about adults, type 1 and other autoimmune conditions.

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1:45 Stacey Welcome

4:30 Interview with Sean Busby

43:00 Know Better: study about type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions

47:00 Community Connection with Mollie Busby

1:02:00 Stacey shares her Riding on Insulin story

Where will Stacey be?

     May: Lilly Blogger Summit

     May: JDRF One Challenge with Riding on Insulin

     July: Children with Diabetes Friends for Life

     October: Children with Diabetes Falls Church

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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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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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Jan 30, 2018

Lawmakers are starting to take a closer look at the price of insulin.  Nevada became the first to pass a law last summer regarding transparency and Colorado may soon do the same. Stacey talks to Colorado State Representative Dylan Roberts about the bill he’s put forward and how it could change things. He also shares his very personal connection to type 1.

In our Community Connection this week, adventurer and solo sailor Erin Spineto takes on a new challenge. She's making a comedy web series about T1D? We’ll explain what A Bad Case is all about.

And Know Better this week about efforts to make the the Omnipod system part of the open source artificial pancreas project.

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3:40 Catching up on previous guests: Stacey talks about the Diabulimia conference happening this November and announces that fitness coach Christel Oerum has become an American Citizen!

6:00 Interview with Rep. Dylan Roberts

26:00 Interview with Erin Spineto

36:30 Stacey talks about OpenOmni efforts

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Dec 12, 2017

He's lived with type 1 for more than 56 years and was one of the first people ever to use an insulin pump and later a CGM. In fact, Yerachmiel Altman was one of the first people to make the switch from two shots a day to what we now call multiple daily injections (MDI) almost 40 years ago. Altman is an engineer and computer scientist who worked for d-tech companies. Now, he wants to help educate kids and adults about living with type 1 through books and games. 

We talk about "The Moose and the Pump," "I Can Help Take Care of Me," and Altman's concept for a board game, Insulinopoly. He also shares the changes he's seen in technology over the years and his hope for the future.

Also this week, Noah’s March is at an end. We first met this family when they set off from florida to Washington, crossing the country for diabetes awareness and to raise money for research. 

Plus, if you're thinking about those New Year’s resolutions, find out how Diabetes Strong can help you start 2018 off in a great way.

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2:30 Stacey explains the podcast is now available on Spotify and goes through other ways to listen. 

5:00 Stacey talks about Diabetes Strong and how to sign up for the January challenge 

6:30 Stacey announces the Dexcom #WarriorUp charity campaign raises $100,000 for diabetes charities

8:05 Interview with Yerachmiel Altman

33:15 Interview with Noah's March

 

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Oct 31, 2017

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Kelly Kunik was 8 years old when she was diagnosed on October 31, 1977. 40 years later, she is a thriving advocate, humorist and blogger (check out her site, Diabetesaliciousness). And she hasn't missed a Halloween since. Kelly shares her story - quite a few people in her family have type 1 – and gives great advice for all of us. You can also learn more about Kelly at I Wish People Knew That Diabetes....

Shoptalk this week with two companies trying to make diabetes look better. Stacey talks to Gretchen Otte from  Myabetic & and Katie Larsen from Pocket Innerwear.  

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3:00 Stacey talks about Halloween, T1D and her family

8:00 Interview with Kelly Kunik

45:30 Shoptalk with Myabetic

49:40 Shoptalk with Pocket Innerwear

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Oct 10, 2017

Weston Nordgren is the Vice President of the Nightscout Foundation, and Community Liaison for CGM in the Cloud worldwide. Behind those titles is quite a story. We talk to Wes about his son’s diagnosis as an infant, their family's journey to find solutions and the power of the #WeAreNotWaiting community.

Wes recently represented the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group at an exclusive international Facebook conference. He shares what he learned there and talks about his son's experience with Looping and on the new Medtronic hybrid closed loop pump. We also mention OpenAPS.

In our shoptalk segment, no more chalky glucose tabs? Chris Angell says he needed something better to treat his lows, so he created GlucoLift.

You'll also hear a clip of Polaroid from Truck Stop Honey's debut album. It's a very personal story and song from previous guest Amanda Jo.

Ross Baker is another previous guest, Stacey calls him T1D's Marathon Man. He is set to run in the Maui Marathon on October 15th, completing an incredible mission of running a marathon in every US state and Washington DC. 

Find out more about Animas and their message to customers as they exit the insulin pump business.

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3:30 Stacey talks about Truck Stop Honey, clip of Polaroid

5:30 Animas/One Touch mention

7:00 Stacey talks about Ross Baker & the Maui Marathon

10:00 Interview with Weston Nordgren of Nightscout/CGM in the Cloud

1:01:30 Shoptalk with Chris Angell of GlucoLift

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Aug 24, 2017

#Insulin4All is a campaign to bring attention to, and do something about, the high price of insulin. Stacey talks with T1International's founder and director Elizabeth Rowley about what the organization is trying to do and how we can all get involved.

A demonstration is planned in front of Eli Lilly and Company international corporate headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Saturday, September 9th at 1-3pm. There's also an online day of action on September 8th.

Find out more about the movement here.

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Aug 22, 2017

Diabetes Forecast Magazine names their People to Know for 2017. Modeled after Time Magazine’s top 100, it’s all about finding the movers shakers and game changers in the diabetes world. On the list? Your host, Stacey Simms!

You'll hear from Diabetes Forecast Editor Kelly Rawlings, who shares how this special issue comes together. Kelly also talks about how she balances having type 1 for more than 40 years and working in the diabetes field. 

Stacey is honored to be part of this incredible list. She was interviewed for the issue by radio show host Jonathan Shuffield. Listen to their interview and then hear why Jonathan kept his type 2 diagnosis to himself for a very long time.

Time codes:

9:00 Kelly Rawlings, Diabetes Forecast Editor

31:00 Jonathan Shuffield interviews Stacey

56:30 Shuffield shares his story

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