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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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May 16, 2019

Steel Magnolias is getting reissued in a lot of theaters across the country to celebrate 30 years since the movie’s release.

The movie has become a touchstone and a bit of a hot spot for  women, pregnancy and type 1 diabetes. This round table first ran last year as Stacey's local theater was putting on the show; Steele Magnolias was first a play by Robert Harling – based on the true story of his sister’s death then the blockbuster movie.

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Melissa Lee, Kerri Sparling & Kyrra Richards are all moms who live with type 1 joined Stacey for this talk about the movie, their experiences in pregnancy and now with their kids.

Melissa is the director of community relations for Bigfoot Biomedical, the mother of two children and was diagnosed with type 1 in elementary school. She blogs at Sweetly Voiced.

Kerri is an author, advocate and until recently, she wrote SixUntilMe, the wonderful blog that she wrapped up this month. Kerri was diagnosed at age 7 and has two children.

Kyyra created and heads up Myabetic – which makes beautiful fashionable bags with diabetes in mind – she was diagnosed as a adult and when we taped this interview last year she had one baby and another on the way. She now has two young children.

This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.

 

Last year's episode here (includes some stories about Benny at summer camp - but the Steel Magnolias round table is the same)
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Feb 28, 2019

Dexcom released an iOS update on February 27th and we take a deep dive into what's changed and ask about ongoing issues.

Stacey talks with Dexcom Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about the new Hey Siri feature as well as the new ability to add up to ten followers, get a 24 hour in advance sensor warning and direct to Clarity from the G6 app. 

She also asks about Dexcom's recently announced layoffs, changes to the Follow app, direct to watch capability and G6 sensor issues. (Whew!)


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Jan 31, 2019

Let's get back to basics. We’re starting a new monthly series taking a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This week is insulin and this bonus episode includes the entire, much longer interview you might have heard excerpted in episode 207. 

Endocrinologist Bryce Nelson takes us through what it does, how it works and the differences among brands.

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Basics of Insulin Info

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Nov 13, 2018

Carl Armato was diagnosed with type 1 as an infant, he’s now the CEO of Novant Health, a large hospital system. But Carl didn’t share his diagnosis with many people – partly because of a reaction he got from a coach in middle school – who cut his playing time when he found out. Now very open about his T1D, Carl has written a book, A Future With Hope, that tells the story of his diagnosis, growing up in the days before home meters and how his family rallied around him. 

Plus, this week marks World Diabetes Day! Ever wondered why the symbol is a blue circle? We’ll explain. 

And Stacey gives a sneak peak of her new project: Club 1921!

 
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1:40 Stacey welcome, talks about recent Facebook issue with podcasts. If you listen via Facebook please consider switching over to a podcast app or the homepage 

6:00 Interview with Novant CEO Carl Armato

57:33 The Blue Circle explained

 

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Oct 9, 2018

JDRF’s Chief Mission Officer Aaron Kowalski talks about what’s new and next in terms of research. He also gives us perspective on what’s come before including how JDRF helped fund the CGM and hybrid closed loop landscape that we’re all very familiar with now, but that almost didn’t happen.

Aaron explains what else JDRF is looking at these days, including glucose responsive insulin. He shares his family's story as well - he and his brother both have type 1.

Plus.. how do you get rid of needles and Sharps containers? The rules aren’t the same in every state or even every city. Put your Zipcode in at this website and find out what's recommended where you live.

 
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1:30 Stacey welcome

4:10 Interview with Aaron Kowalski

52:30 Information about Sharps Containers from SafeNeedleDisposal
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Sep 11, 2018

Letting go of your college-aged child is a challenge even without type 1 on board! We talk to the College Diabetes Network, a college senior with T1D and her mom about fears, communication and making it work. CDN recently surveyed parents about their fears and we'll share the top ten.

Plus, medical help for your 18+ year old child. Even if they're still on your health insurance plan, you can't assume you'll be able to help in an emergency or access their medical records. Here are a few articles to help:

Consumer Reports - Help your college aged child in an emergency

Grown & Flown - When your college kid has an emergency

And Stacey shares how what she calls on her of worst diabetes parenting moments became one of her best. 

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1:33 Stacey welcome, mentions Jewish holiday carb counts from Beyond Type 1 and Project Blue November

3:50 Interview with CDN's Stacey Cunnington, Courtney & Karlyn Gale

55:00 Stacey reads the entire list of Top Ten Fears Shared by Parents of T1D College Students

56:30 Know Better: Medical help for your adult child

59:15 Stacey's not-so-proud parenting moment

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Jan 23, 2018

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Dec 5, 2017

How can Disney math - the kind that helps you wait less and do more in the parks - help people with diabetes? This week, Stacey talks to Len Testa and Dr. Bradley Eilerman to find out.

Testa is the brain power behind Touring Plans, The Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line and co-host of the podcast, The Disney Dish. He and Dr. Eilerman have created an app called GlucosePath using Disney "best way around the park" algorithms, to help an endocrinologist prescribe the correct medication for people with diabetes. Right now, GlucosePath is focused on people with type 2 diabetes. 

Also this week, find out about a brand new partnership with Know Foods. Stacey explains their new role with the show and why her doctor recently recommended she try eating gluten-free. Make sure to head over to the Diabetes Connections Facebook page for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Know Foods!

Plus, December 4th is Benny's 11 year diaversary. Stacey talks about that milestone and shares a story about how Elmo helped make a few things better for her son back when he was a toddler. 

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3:50 Stacey talks about Know Foods, why she's newly gluten-free and announces a $50 giveaway 

8:33 Stacey talks about a previous show with good advice on traveling to Disney with someone who has T1D. Click here to listen.

9:50 Interview with Len Testa & Dr. Brad Eilerman

46:15 Stacey shares some stories from 11 years with diabetes, including the time Elmo helped Benny get through a tough situation.

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