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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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Jul 2, 2019

Diagnosed with T1D in her 20s, Rachel Price admits she was in denial at first, insisting to her doctors there was nothing wrong. Now, she’s an advocate who stays positive but realistic. Rachel has three children and started a business called DiaBeTees selling t-shirts and other products with fun diabetes sayings and catchy slogans. 

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In our Community Connection this week, Dan Haddin is off for Teach for America, but not before creating some fantastic diabetes song parodies. Stacey plays his latest - a funny appeal to Nick Jonas.

Click to watch "Diabetic Like You (Sucker Parody)"

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And in Tell Me Something Good, a day camp milestone and a hiker sets out to make his mark.

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00:00 Tease/Open: What's this week's show about?

1:50 Welcome: Stacey talks about JDRF Children's Congress coming up and talks about CWD Friends for Life later in July as well as her family's plans for the rest of the summer.

5:45 Stacey's interview with Rachel Price

32:40 Community Connection: Hear Dan Haddin's T1D Sucker Parody

36:45 TMSG: Inspired by Isabella: Isa goes to gymnastics day camp, Mike Joyce will hike the Appalachian Trail and Cami is excited (and worried) about her son heading off to college. 

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Follow Mike's journey on the AT

41:30 Stacey talks about the presentations she's doing at Friends for Life later this month and hints at something new coming up outside the podcast... stay tuned!

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May 14, 2019

Dear DMoms is back, answering your questions about when it's time for T1D kids to be more independent, worries about camp and handling judgmental friends. In this monthly segment, Stacey and Moira McCarthy share their experiences to help you through diabetes parenting. 

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Moira shares what her medical crisis has taught her about diabetes.

Plus, a Caravan to Canada – going across the border to get cheaper insulin. Activists Lija Greenseid and Quinn Nystrom give us a report on their way back home to the US.

More info on the Caravan here

Newsweek article here

Previous interview with Lija about traveling the world with T1D

Previous interview with Quinn

And in Tell Me Something Good, a graduation that is well earned and a long time coming. A diabetes social media advocate who got her cap and gown. Congratulations to DSMA founder Cherise Shockley!

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2:00 Stacey Welcome

5:20 "Dear D-Moms" Stacey & Moira answer your questions

51:30 Community Connection: Caravan to Canada 

1:07 Tell Me Something Good: Congratulations to DSMA founder Cherise Shockley on her college graduation!


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Jun 5, 2018

Diabetes Connections turns three years old this week!  To mark the occasion, we turned the microphone around. KTLA News anchor and diabetes dad Frank Buckley interviews Stacey 

They talk about everything from Smart Insulin to Encapsulation to Stacey's family and the emotions behind a T1D diagnosis and Stacey looks back to our very first episode with Christel Aprigliano. 

Learn more about Frank's story and his son's diagnosis here.

Plus Stacey shares the case of the double inset from Benny (with his permission) and explains how you can take part in our live game show taping at Friends for Life this summer! Just email stacey@diabetes-connections.com and use the subject line "Game Show." Make sure to provide your first name and where you're from. 

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1:30 Stacey welcome and looks back at three years of the podcast

6:00 Frank Buckley interviews Stacey

29:00 Stacey explains "Wait Wait Don't Poke Me," the game show we're taping later this summer.

42:30 Stacey shares a story of Benny's latest adventures in pumping. What happens when you change your inset and you can't remember which inset is the new one?! 

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May 8, 2018

Determined to serve her country even after a diabetes diagnosis kept her out of the military, Caroline Marshall found a way. She served as a police officer, interned with NCIS and she’s now a special agent with the FBI. You'll hear on this Mother's Day episode that she and her husband, a National Guardsman, just had a baby. 

Country singer Ben Rue joins us to talk about his journey with diabetes. He's teaming up with Roche for their #BuckOffDiabetes campaign. 

In our Know Better segment a look at sharing CGM data. Good advice from Kerri Sparling & Dr. Bill Polonsky for talking about it before you jump right in.

Do you know someone who uses the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter? Nominate them today for the #SmallVictories campaign, where OneTouch® celebrates the small victories of a patient with diabetes in a BIG way. To nominate a loved one who has made a healthy choice managing their diabetes, email OneTouch@hellommc.com

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2:00 Stacey welcome, talks about the Touched by Type 1 conference and a little about sharing CGM data

6:30 Interview with Caroline Marshall

42:30 Know Better: Sharing CGM Data 

47:00 Community Connection with Ben Rue #BuckOffDiabetes 

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Where will Stacey be?

     May: JDRF One Challenge with Riding on Insulin

     July: Children with Diabetes Friends for Life

     October: Children with Diabetes Falls Church

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Apr 3, 2018

When you don't see eye to eye with your endo, or any doctor, what are your options? An interesting conversation about getting the most from your health care provider as well as looking at disclosing diabetes at work.

John Chaffier has lived with type one for more than 40 years. He has a lot of strong opinions and some hair-raising experiences to share.

Learn about remote healthcare options like Integrated Diabetes Services.

Article from Consumer Reports on Leaving Your Doctor

Plus, a little more on Dexcom’s G6 announcement.

In our Know Better segment.. Abbott gives a financial boost to Bigfoot Biomedical. 

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1:15 Stacey welcome, we're out of the studio, sorry for any bad audio

3:00 Interview with John Chaffier

27:00 Dexcom G6 update

29:00 Know Better: Abbott invests in Bigfoot

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Nov 21, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving! However you celebrate, holidays and food can be a stressful combination. This week, you'll hear from a round table of adults with type 1, and one parent of a child with type 1, about the pitfalls of Thanksgiving and about ways to make it work. Great advice, tons of understanding and a lot of laughter. 

Shoptalk this week includes a company called TempraMed. They make a product called Vivi, which can keep your insulin cold. We also talk to Drawn from Valor, an animation studio that's working on a great diabetes story called "Kara and the (not so) Dire Beastie."

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3:20 Stacey talks about Mike Lawson's "How to Eat Dinner with a Diabetic" video. 

4:35 Stacey talks about an upcoming appearance where she'll be talking about Social Media. Has Facebook helped you thrive with diabetes or has it been harmful?

8:00 Thanksgiving Roundtable with Kim Hislop, Mike Barry, Jennifer Christianson and Nia Grant. 

46:20 Stacey shares the "dancing taco" story from when she was a young broadcaster working on Thanksgiving. 

49:45 Shoptalk with TempraMed's Ron Nagar 

54:00 Shoptalk with Todd Silverstein from Drawn from Valor

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Dec 13, 2016

This week, live TV, every day, with type 1 diabetes. What’s it like to do a morning show, getting up in the middle of the night to deliver the news of the day when you also have to think about where your blood sugar is? Cristina Frank shares her story, how she got to WMTW in Maine, how The Baby Sitter’s Club Books helped a cousin figure out she had T1D when she was 11, and how much the news business has changed in just the last few years.

Plus, last chance to enter our Sugar Linings Swag contest (ends 12/14). 

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Nov 29, 2016

This week, living and thriving for 75 years with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in 1941, Judy Ball has seen incredible changes in diabetes management. There was a time before home monitoring when doctors weren’t sure people with diabetes could be trusted to even check their own blood sugar. We talk about how World War II affected Judy's initial care, her doctor’s connection to Banting & Best.. the scientists who unlocked the key to insulin, and how her great-nephew who also has type 1.. helped her change her routine.

Plus, a follow up on last week’s guest, Broadway performer Maddy Trumble and a little bit about Stacey's son managing diabetes during his first middle school play. 

 

Nov 1, 2016

This week, Real Life Diabetes is a podcast hosted by the people behind Diabetes Daily Grind. Amber Clour & Ryan Fightmaster are two adults with type 1 who found the “grind” is a lot easier with someone who understands. Amber & Ryan share what inspired them to start their podcast, what they’ve learned and why they did an episode from a hot tub.

Plus, a group of friends had so much fun at obstacle course races.. they decided to start their own. We meet the group Type One and hear about their event, The Renegade Run

And a big name in country makes a big donation to diabetes research. Stacey shares her experience at a recent JDRF Gala; she was in the room when Eric Church donated one million dollars!

 

Sep 26, 2016

Scott Scolnick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes more than 40 years ago. He shares his experience living with type 1 as a teen in the 1970s and the emotional moment when he walked his daughter down the aisle, knowing he'd worked so hard to stay healthy for that very special day.

Scott was one of the first people to try the Bionic Pancreas. He talks about what it was like to not worry about his blood glucose and how hard it was to go back to "normal" after the trial. Scott now works with Dario and explains its new meter, which connections to a smartphone.

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