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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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Mar 19, 2019

This season of American Ninja Warrior, keep an eye out for Colt Scott! Diagnosed with type 1 as a baby, Colt has been a course tester for ANW for 4 years and just recently got the call that he made it to the show. 

Colt talks about being a sudden role model - he really just found the diabetes community - and takes us behind the scenes of ANW.

In our Community Connection this week an update on what’s now called the Thrive Medical Alert Necklace (formerly Glucose Revival) and how you can get yours

And Tell Me Something Good! A strong drive to succeed leads to a terrific honor for a teen.

 
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1:30 Stacey welcome - she mentions Friends for Life in Seattle

3:45 Interview with Colt Scott

39:00 Community Connection: Thrive Medical Alert Necklace

(listen to our previous episode with inventor Kris Maynard)

41:00 Tell Me Something Good: Sydney is named Camp Sweeney Camper of the Week due to being accepted at the University of North Texas's prestigious College of Music. 

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Feb 19, 2019

It's called the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. And Eric Tozer did it all with type 1 diabetes:

We talk about the path that led Eric to this amazing accomplishment and Stacey asks why anyone would even want to do something like this! We find out about blood sugar management, travel issues and how to stay fueled up through seven marathons. 

Eric is a co-founder of the Diabetes Sports Project which has great information and inspiration for athletes with T1D.

In our Community Connection this week, a fun way to help spread the word on Diabetes Alert Day next month. Find out about Divabetic’s partnership with an escape room

And Tell Me Something Good! Parents weigh in on their teens.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome, she talks about other extreme athletes who've been on the show. Check out those episodes here.

6:00 Interview with Eric Tozer (find out more about JDRF PEAK study here) 

44:30 Divabetic's Escape Room for Diabetes Alert Day

47:30 Tell Me Something Good!

Stacey is experimenting with a new podcast app: Check out Stacey's Minivan Minutes (not diabetes stuff, just testing out the app for a podcast presentation she's doing for college students)

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Jan 1, 2019

The new Dwayne Johnson / NBC show the Titan Games premieres this week and body builder Chris Ruden – a previous guest who lives with type 1 – is one of the contestants. You may have seen him in the commercials, he wears a prosthetic arm.

Chris talks about how the mental burden of T1D and the challenges of being born with a shorter left arm and only two fingers led him to the incredible path he’s on now.  He’s got advice for all of us.

Listen our to 2017 interview with Chris here

Since our interview, Chris traveled to Uganda to help children with type 1 diabetes there. Learn more here. 

Plus.. what is the T1D Fund? Have you heard about this from JDRF? Stacey talks to Karen Jordan from the Bay Area, CA JDRF Chapter about this newer way of raising money for research.

And something new this year: good news straight from you! Want to tell us something good? Email stacey@diabetes-connections.com and share your story.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome / Explains social media, where to find the show and new sponsors who are keeping the show free

4:45 Interview with Chris Ruden

38:15 Stacey talks to Karen Jordan from JDRF about the T1D Fund

49:30 Tell Me Something Good! Great story from listener Kathleen

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Nov 5, 2018

Andrew Armstrong was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school, when college scouts were already coming around. He had the unique experience of being recruited by someone who knew exactly what he was going through - one of the coaches he met had a daughter with T1D. 

Andrew is now in his third year at SU and linebacker coach Brian Ward still supports him, as does Athletic Trainer Tim Pike who lives with type 1. Andrew shares his story plus tips and advice for student athletes.

We taped this episode in front of JDRF families at Syracuse University. They asked Andrew questions and then Stacey put the kids in front of the microphone. 

And, this diabetes awareness month, Stacey takes a moment to talk about Project Blue November, a clearinghouse for online diabetes news, events and inspiration. 

 
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1:50 Stacey welcome

5:00 Interview with Andrew Armstrong

Interview with JDRF CNY Ambassadors:

32:00 MP 

34:30 Bella

37:30 Logan 

Hockey Fights T1D

40:00 Amie 

51:00 Project Blue November

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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.

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