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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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Apr 10, 2018

Author KJ Howe is back with another book in the Thea Paris thriller series. Skyjack, the sequel to The Freedom Broker, is an action-adventure series where the main character, a hostage rescuer and seriously tough lady, also happens to live with type 1 diabetes.

**A few minor audio issues with this show. Stacey sounds like she's inside a tin can at times! Apologies, should be fixed for next week**

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We find out why Howe decided to focus on diabetes for this series; she has a background in medical writing but doesn't have type 1 herself. She also shares tips for aspiring writers and talks about her annual Thriller Fest in New York - this year, George RR Martin is making an appearance. 

In our Know Better segment, a new push to hear more stories from women of color with diabetes with the social media account WOCDiabetes on Twitter and Instagram

Our community connection this week is Christine Fallabel. She got our attention with a column she wrote about not wanting to be anyone’s diabetes hero as well as talking about her marriage to someone without type 1. Christine is also the American Diabetes Association’s Director of State Government Affairs and Advocacy for the Mountain Region, covering 9 states.

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2:30 Stacey welcome and talks about travel with Benny. He seems to think it's okay to throw all his diabetes gear on the luggage conveyor belt.

6:30 Interview with KJ Howe, author of Skyjack

30:00 Know Better Segment: WOCDiabetes expained

33:00 Community Connection interview with Christine Fallabel

56:00 Stacey talks about meeting George RR Martin during a Convention Q&A (read her write-up here)

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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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Jan 9, 2018

Jennifer Stone, best known as Harper on the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago. At the time, she was told to give up her dream of acting. Instead, she found a great care team, got educated and leaned on support of family and friends. She has two movies coming out in 2018. Jennifer has LADA, which is sometimes called type 1.5 and we talk about what that means and why it's often misdiagnosed. 

More about Jennifer's story at Beyond Type 1

 

In our Community Connection this week, you'll hear from Trudy Peters with some advice about living well with diabetes for 58 years.

And in Now you Know,  how a spider web inspired a new way of looking at implanting islet cells.

 

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2:00 Welcome! Stacey talks about Wizards of Waverly Place

4:10 Listener email - it's a small diabetes world

7:15 Interview with Jennifer Stone 

"The Hat Song" 

"Disney Channel promo bloopers"

42:50 Community Connection with Trudy Peters

Sugar Surfing 

46:45 Now You Know, islet cell research

50:40 Stacey talks about Benny's Bar Mitzvah this week and the diabetes milestone she's been hoping for

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Nov 14, 2017

CNN Correspondent & author Oren Liebermann has quite an unusual diagnosis story. He found out he had type 1 while on an around-the-world adventure with his wife. Oren shares how he found he had type 1 in Nepal, how long it took back to get back to the US and why he decided to write "The Insulin Express."

The College Diabetes Network is out with something new. Find out about You've Got This: A Guide for Newly Diagnosed Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." Stacey speaks to Deja Gibson and Andy Zieger about why something like this is needed.

CDN's Facebook Page for Live Events  

After weeks of travel and months of work, the Bike Beyond Documentary is unveiled!

Plus, Beyond Type 1 celebrates Dr. Frederick Banting's birthday. Sign a card and help others in need.

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3:00 Stacey talks about World Diabetes Day Twitter Chat, organized by Diabetes Social Media Advocacy.  Search the hashtag #WDDChat17

4:15 Bike Beyond the Documentary & Beyond Type 1 celebrates Dr. Banting's Birthday. 

7:55 Stacey talks about her former co-anchor Jeff Glor, now anchor of the CBS Evening News (should she post old publicity pics?)

10:30 Interview with CNN's Oren Liebermann

42:00 Interview with College Diabetes Network's Deja Gibson & Andy Zieger

59:30 Shoptalk with TrialNet's Annie Abraham (Stacey shares her family's story as well)

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Nov 7, 2017

Eric Paslay is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. Diagnosed with type 1 when he was ten, he says diabetes has helped him in unexpected ways. Stacey talks to Eric about growing up type 1, knowing he wanted to be a musician as a teenager and what it's like now that those dreams are coming true.

Eric is part of Dexcom’s Call of the Warrior campaign. Learn more about how you can use the hashtag #WarriorUp to raise money for diabetes charities through the month of November.

Stacey mentions another Dexcom Warrior, Derek Theler, and plays a clip from his video. Previous episode with Derek here.

In our Community Connection this week, meet The Betes Bros. Chris Pickering talks about this new advocacy and support group and shares about their experience helping out during Hurricane Harvey. 

Shoptalk this week is with the PADRE Foundation. Learn what this Southern California group is doing to support Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education. 

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2:30 Stacey talks about Diabetes Awareness Month efforts including those from JDRF, Project Blue November and a grass roots #MakeDiabetesVisible hashtag project.

5:30 Clip of Derek Theler's #WarriorUp Video

7:00 Clip of Eric Paslay's #WarriorUp Video

7:15 Stacey interviews Eric Paslay

38:00 Stacey interviews Chris Pickering from The Betes Bros

51:00 Shoptalk segment with Shana Baker, PADRE Foundation President

55:30 Stacey talks about Lauren Stanford, who marks 20 years with type 1. Lauren and her mother, Moira, were featured in a previous show

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Sep 26, 2017

She shot to fame after an appearance on NBC’s The Voice, now RaeLynn is out with a big album, a big tour and lots of fans who have type 1 diabetes just like she does. Diagnosed at age 12, RaeLynn talks about managing diabetes on the road, challenges she faced early on and why she’s okay (sort of) with Blake Shelton being the food police.

In our community connection, he was tired of waiting for options, so a North Carolina diabetes dad went on his own to get the Libre Flash Glucose Monitor not yet available in the US.  Steve Espin explains why he wanted the device for his son and how he went on eBay to get it.

Plus, in our Shoptalk segment, learn more about Dancing for Diabetes from Kelly Simbolick and about BetaBionics from John Costik.

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4:00 Stacey explains the Libre and how it's newly approved in the UK

6:00 Stacey talks about Dexcom opening its data platform (and what that means)

10:00 RaeLynn Interview

28:00 Steve Espin / Libre Interview

47:20 Stacey shares why she prefers the Dexcom alarms and why she moved the Dexcom receiver out of her son's room

53:00 Shoptalk with John Costik from BetaBionics

57:30 Shoptalk with Kelly Simbolick from Dancing for Diabetes

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Sep 19, 2017

Actor Derek Theler will star in the upcoming show Marvel's New Warriors, a dream come true for him. We talk to Derek about growing up with type 1 and moving to LA to pursue his career, which included a 5-year run in the show, Baby Daddy.

Derek shares how he and his sister who also has T1D grew up without diabetes role models and how that fueled his desire to be one now. He explains how his Baby Daddy audition was almost ruined by a persistent low blood sugar and shares a few funny commercials he starred in before his big break (including Kayak and State Farm). 

Plus, a follow up on the Insulin4Life protest, which garnered some national coverage and more help for those devastated by this month's two hurricanes. (Learn more about how to help here)

Lilly helps Hurricane victims.

Article about T1TexasArmy (Dr. Stephen Ponder) 

In our shoptalk segment.. meet Amy Burrows and Becky Marval from Connected in Motion and Emily Imblum from Pump Peelz..  

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4:30 Help for Hurricane Harvey & Irma 

7:15 Update: Protesting the price of insulin

11:30 Derek Theler interview

46:00 Shoptalk: Connected in Motion

51:00 Shoptalk: Pump Peelz

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Sep 5, 2017

Best-selling author and radio host Kurt Anderson is out with a blockbuster book, "Fantasyland, How America Went Haywire, a 500 year history." You may have seen him on the cover of The Atlantic Magazine and all over cable news this month. But you may not know he lives with type 1 diabetes.

Stacey and Kurt talk about Fantasyland, as well as his other books like the fictional True Believers, where the main character has type 1.

Our Community Connection calls attention to the heroes of the T1D relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey (Listen to our full episode here and find links to help/information)

In Shoptalk this week, hear about a brand new product. It's called InPen and it aims to give people who use shots the same calculations & ease of use as people who use pumps. Stacey talks to Tony Galliani from Companion Medical about the product and the company.

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8:50 Interview with Kurt Andersen 

50:00 "Shoptalk" with InPen's Tony Galliani 

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Aug 1, 2017

This week, a conversation with KJ Howe, author of The Freedom Broker, a thriller featuring a heroine with type 1 diabetes. Howe’s grandfather had T1D and she wants to make sure this book is true to the condition while weaving it in to a thrilling story about hostage negotiation, family ties, betrayal and mystery. The Freedom Broker has been compared to the Jason Bourne series for it's adventure and seat-of-your-pants pacing.

After the interview, Stacey shares her thoughts about how type 1 diabetes is represented here and gives a review of the story, the characters and the book itself.

Plus, as we follow along with Bike Beyond, the cross country bike ride with 20 people with type 1, we found out there’s a documentary in the works. We'll talk to Neil Greathouse about how he's putting the movie version of the ride together. 

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Jan 24, 2017

Stacy Juba is a successful author & editor whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was six years old. Stacy shares how a book she put aside long ago helped her come to terms with her daughter's diagnosis and how finishing her current novel felt like a victory over T1D. 

This episode also features the family behind Noah's March, a new effort to raise money for T1D research. 10-year-old Noah decided he wanted to walk across America to get attention and funding for diabetes; his parents share how it's been since the walk kicked off at the start of the year.

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