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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms

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 31, 2018

Diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, Mark Andrews dreamed of playing professional football. His dream came true earlier this year when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. They kick off their NFL season this week with the preseason Hall of Fame Game.

Stacey talks to Mark about his diagnosis and how he manages T1D at practices and game days. Mark also shares how a teenager really feels when his parents worry about those highs and lows during sports.

Plus, a South Carolina firefighter gets a big surprise from OneTouch. We'll tell you about Perry Clanton’s Small Victory - he lost 96 pounds after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and now he's helping his fellow fire fighters get healthy.

And Stacey is one of the winners of DiabetesMine's Patient Voices Contest! She'll be traveling to their Innovation Summit in November. 

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1:20 Stacey Welcome

3:45 Interview with Mark Andrews

36:15 Interview with Bridget Kimmel from LifeScan and Perry Clanton, SC Firefighter

48:00 Stacey explains the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit

51:00 A little bit about Benny from summer camp - "A Letter From the Counselor."

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Jan 16, 2018

How are those fitness resolutions going? This week, advice to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls from personal trainer and coach, Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong. Christel has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 and she's passionate about strength training and healthy nutrition. 

(edited 3/5/2018) Christel is out with a new eBook, Fit With Diabetes. Click to learn more!

Also this week, we talk about the history of the A1C and why doctors started using it as a diabetes management tool. A little history in our Now you Know segment.

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2:30 Stacey talks about The Diabetes Connections Facebook Group

4:20 Interview with Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong

34:15 Now You Know: Why we use the A1C

38:30 Stacey talks about her daughter beginning the college search

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Oct 3, 2017

Playing in the NFL has been a dream come true for KJ Dillon, but his type 1 diagnosis at 19 had him worried his was over before it started. He’ll share how he made it through that tough time and most recently played for Houston Texans.

Plus, Adam Schefter has spent his career covering sports, you probably know him as an NFL insider at ESPN. Adam’s wife Shari has type 1 and he’s taking part in a big contest to help JDRF. Contest info and entry here. Stacey & Adam also talk about the Glucagon App.

Our Community Connection features a diabetes dad running Chicago Marathon. Wesley Bryant says doctors told him not to run, but he didn’t know when to quit; now, neither does his son. More info on the JDRF team and how to donate here.

Shoptalk this week is with Stay Put Medical, a new company that wants to help keep your D-gear stuck. 

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3:00 Stacey shared the upcoming conference calendar including the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Falls Church Conference, the Diabetes UnConference and the Weekend for Women

5:00 Stacey talks about Benny's bad low on the football field recently and how she reacted

9:30 Interview with KJ Dillon

16:00 Interview with Adam Schefter

37:00 Community Connection with Chicago Marathon runner and D-Dad Wes Bryant

53:00 Shoptalk with Mike Mangus with StayPut Medical

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Jun 27, 2017

This week, Mike Avery shares the story of growing up in a family of in-demand Hollywood stuntmen, his dad, mom and brothers are all well known in the industry. Mike was diagnosed with type 1 at age 8, when he was already working. Find out how he learned to manage diabetes while jumping out of planes, off bridges and under pounds of TV makeup. Of course, Mike also has to manage T1D in every day life and shares which is harder, diabetes or death-defying movie stunts.

Plus, week 4 of our coverage of Bike Beyond. Find out why Ryan Dunn got involved less than two years after being diagnosed. Less than a month after diagnosis in college, Ryan left for China on a long-planned trip to study abroad. Find out how he did it, how to say "diabetes" in Mandarin, and why he became the logistic manager of this cross country trip. 

In this episode, Stacey also talks about a visit to diabetes camp from American Ninja Warrior Kyle Cochran and an update on T1D's Marathon Man Ross Baker. Baker is on a mission to run a marathon in every US state (and DC). He just checked off Alaska, leaving only Hawaii to go!

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Apr 18, 2017

Roddy Riddle recently completed one of the most brutal & extreme races in the world. The 6633 Arctic Ultra is a 350 solo foot race through brutal cold, wind and isolation. Dozens enter and only a few finish ever year. Roddy is the first and only person with type 1 diabetes to enter the race so far, and the first T1D to finish it. He had to withdraw from the race in 2016. He shares why he was so motivated to finish and what he learned from last time around that helped him not only make it all the way, but come in second.

In our Community Connection this week, we check back in with the Elbow Bump Kid, Logan Merwin. He's raising money for several diabetes causes, including CWD Friends for Life Conference. His big news? He's got a sponsor! We'll talk about how a race truck team got involved.

 

Mar 28, 2017

This week's guest is on a mission. Ross Baker wants to run a marathon in every state in the US as well as DC and he is just two states away from meeting that incredible goal. He plans to conquer Alaska & Hawaii later this year. Diagnosed with type 1 at age 19, he was at first told not to run at all, that it would be dangerous for someone with diabetes! He didn’t listen and after running a few races, he felt called to try for something big. This is a story that involves determination, faith and some Bojangles sweet tea. 

Stacey also talks about "real people sick" and adjusting basal rates to deal with illness (and mistakes she's made in the past).

Plus, an update on Jack's insulin allergy.

Mar 12, 2017

Ryan Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six years ago and was told he'd never race again. At the time, he was moving from California to North Carolina to try to get onto the NASCAR circuit. Instead of giving up, Ryan found a new doctor and got back in the driver's seat. Now a driver on NASCAR's Xfinity circuit, Ryan won at Daytona in February, the same track where he got his first Xfinity win in 2015. Stacey talks to him for this bonus episode at Roush Fenway headquarters in Concord, NC.

Hear more of Ryan's story in this interview from 2016

Feb 21, 2017

Chris Ruden says he's the "only 7-fingered, diabetic speaker, adversity coach and elite Powerlifter you know!" Born with only two fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm, Chris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. Also a weight-loss and fitness coach, he can deadlift more than 600 lbs and is on track to be the world's strongest adaptive athlete. But within all that muscle is a story that starts with bullying and continues with overcoming others' expectations. Chris's sense of humor and refusal to accept limitations shine through a fun interview.

Stacey also talks about JDRF Walks in her area and looks back at her family's first walk 9 years ago. They may have broken a few rules at the amusement park they were supposed to be walking through... 

 

Jan 31, 2017

This week's guest, Julie De Vos has been skiing about since she could walk. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11 she’s now a coach with Riding on Insulin & program director for Connected in Motion. Julie was determined to keep skiing after her diagnosis and shares the challenges she faced as a young competitor. As an adult, a Google search led her to Connected in Motion, a Canadian diabetes athlete group and then Riding on Insulin, which encourages kids and adults with T1D to participate in action sports. 

Julie talks about the importance of metal health in diabetes management, looks back on her years living with T1D and offers some advice for parents and caregivers of people with diabetes.

In this episode, Stacey also talks about the American Diabetes Association's new statement and petition in support of affordable insulin and previews Diabetes Podcast Week, which starts 2/6/2017.

 

 

 
Jan 10, 2017

In 2011 Erin Spineto completed a five-day solo sail around the Florida Keys. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 19, she's since completed other adventures such as a relay swim around the Keys and a stand-up paddle along North Carolina's intra-coastal waterway. Her new book, Adventure On, offers advice to keep people with diabetes motivated to pursue their dreams and manage T1D day by day. Spineto is married with two children; she and Stacey talk about juggling family and work (and T1D) responsibilities, getting away from it all and whether Spineto's job as a middle school teacher is tougher than a solo sail!

Stacey also shares her family's recent adventures in the Galapagos Islands and how they managed her son's type 1 diabetes while snorkeling, hiking, eating new foods and spending a week at sea. 

 

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