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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms | Type 1 Diabetes |

Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent diabetes advocates, authors and speakers. She also shares personal stories of connection from people with diabetes and their friends and family.
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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.

Jan 3, 2017

Victor Garber has starred on stage, screen and currently on television in the CW hit Legends of Tomorrow. Well known for Titanic, Alias & numerous roles on Broadway, Garber was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a teenager. He talks to Stacey about feeling "like a freak" at first, but still following his dream of performing and ultimately coming to terms with type 1. He answers listener questions about his routines (exercise, food, etc) and his newer experiences with an insulin pump and CGM. Plus, some fun behind the scenes show-biz stories!

Stacey also talks about the newly approved OneTouch Vibe Plus (Animas pump integrated with Dexcom's G5 Mobile CGM) and the FDA's separate okay of the Dexcom G5 for insulin dosing.

 

Nov 22, 2016

This week, following a dream all the way to Broadway. Maddy Trumble has gone green in Wicked, been the King of NY in Newsies and toured the country as Mary Poppins, all while dancing in high heels and dealing with type 1 diabetes. Maddy shares her story, her family's love of theater and her passion for performing. We also hear about how she handles low blood sugars on stage and her concerns about health insurance.

Plus, Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time for family visits and great food, but it can be just a bit stressful (with or without T1D). Some good advice from Diabetes Hands Foundation's Mike Lawson as he explains "How to Eat Dinner with a Diabetic."

 

Nov 8, 2016

This week, Stacey recently went to the West Coast to check out the JDRF OneWalk in Los Angeles. She was able to speak to actors Derek Theler from ABC Family's Baby Daddy and Brec Bassinger, from Nick's Bella & the Bulldogs. The actors who balance TV and movie careers while living with type 1 diabetes helped kick off the walk at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Stacey also spoke with KTLA News Anchor, OneWalk MC & D-Dad Frank Buckley. 

This episode also features Walk a Mile Cards. During this Diabetes Awareness Month, you may find yourself trying to explain what T1D is, but this project hopes to explain what diabetes feels like. It's a unique set of cards to convey empathy through simple but effective exercises. Stacey speaks with Kerri Sparling, Bennet Dunlap and Justin Masterson, three of co-creators of the project.

Jul 12, 2016

Country star George Canyon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14. At the time, all he wanted to do was be a pilot and serve his country. His dream had to change, but he never gave up on flying. Just this week, and due in part to George's efforts, Canada changed their regulations, allowing people with T1D to become private pilots. George was the runner up in the 2004 version of the TV show Nashville Star, he’s had several huge albums since and a big career before, but he’s also been to medical school and has spoken out about diabetes since he was diagnosed. Stacey spoke with him at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference, where he performed for a very appreciative crowd. 

Jun 21, 2016

Amanda Jo has been a professional entertainer since childhood. She's done everything from sing the national anthem at huge stadiums to performing opera and stage musicals. Amanda Jo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a teenager, just after she had decided to follow her passion into country music. Now a singer-songwriter in Nashville, she collaborated last summer with American Idol’s Adam Lasher, who also has type 1, on The Needle Free Song, a diabetes anthem. We’ll talk about how that song came about, how it took a while for Amanda Jo to feel comfortable talking about her diabetes and how she manages type 1 on the road and even on stage.

Stacey also talks about Father's Day and how studies show that children whose fathers are more involved in their T1D management have better health outcomes. 

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