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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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Jun 18, 2019

This week – Dexcom’s CEO is back to answer your questions. Kevin Sayer shares lots of news from the recent ADA Scientific Sessions as well as more information about the new G6 transmitter expected later this year. 

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Sayer also shares news about Dexcom’s role with current hybrid closed loops, answers your questions about Medicare and updates to Follow and touches on when we might see the G7 and when we’ll stop seeing the G4.

Learn more about the top research from ADA 2019 

In our Community Connection, a new resource to help you find the best pump, CGM and other diabetes tech for you. It's called DiabetesWise, an initiative from the Stanford School of Medicine funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. 

And Tell Me Something Good is all about research that could help the entire diabetes community. Learn about a new prevention study from Trial Net that delayed the onset of T1D for two years.


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00:00 Open: What's on the Show This Week?

1:35 Stacey Welcome - Benny's was at camp when Stacey taped this episode (he's back now and had a blast - more on that next week). More about the transcriptions that started going out last week. Sign up for the newsletter to start receiving these monthly "extras." And Texas Roadhouse restaurant is helping JDRF - donating proceeds from their online gift cards. But this ends June 30th so click here to find out more. 

5:45 Interview with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer

42:45 Community Connection all about DiabetesWise

45:35 TMSG: TrialNet's Teplizumab prevention study 


Previous interviews with Dexcom:

CTO Jake Leach - Feb 2019 focuses on Apple "Hey Siri" update and more on trouble shooting G6 sensors

CEO Kevin Sayer - Jan 2019 focuses on G6 rollout, NYE Share/Follow outage and listener questions

CEO Kevin Sayer - May 2018 focuses on G6 launch and Dexcom wearable integration

CEO Kevin Sayer - March 2018 Dexcom G6 Approved

Former CTO Jorge Valdes- June 2017 Apple watch integration discussion, G5 for Android, Dexcom company discussion 


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May 30, 2019

Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States. An excerpt of this interview ran in episode 229. We go further in depth on more issues around CGM and discuss more advice. 

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Gary is the founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, the author of many books including, Think Like A Pancreas and was the 2014 AADE CDE of the Year. This is the full interview with Gary. You can find an excerpt in the previous episode.

Here's Gary's formula for getting your A1C and beating your endo at the bet he jokes about.

Start with your CGM average glucose for 30 days. Multiply by 1.03. Then add 46.7. Then divide by 28.7 to get your A1C. 

To do the reverse and find out your estimated average glucose, The American Diabetes Association has a handy A1c-to-eAG calculator: https://professional.diabetes.org/diapro/glucose_calc


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May 28, 2019

Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States. 

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Gary heads up Integrated Diabetes Services, is the author of many books including, Think Like A Pancreas and was the 2014 AADE CDE of the Year. This interview is an excerpt - the full interview with Gary can be found in the bonus episode immediately following.

In our Community Connection this week, diabetes camp for grownups – why should the kids have all the fun?! A look at some of the programs available including Camp Nejeda's Survive and Thrive, Beyond Type 1 Slip Streams and TCOYD's One Retreat.

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And in Tell Me Something Good, some diabetes camp memories, more than a generation later. And a big award for a kid who doesn’t have type 1 but supports her friends who do.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome - she shares her experience filling out diabetes camp forms. A lot has changed since Benny started at camp 8 years ago!

6:55 Interview with Gary Scheiner

36:00 Community Connection: Diabetes Camps for Grownups

40:00 TSMG: Ariel Flur wins a Blumey Award! Her father was featured on the show back in 2016 for riding in the ADA Tour de Cure.  And a former camper at Camp Nejeda shares his childhood experience with Stacey. Jim Kutudis even sent us pictures! Check out the FB group for more. 

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Apr 30, 2019

This week we take a deep dive into low blood sugar. A frank talk about what hypoglycemia means.. what the dangers are, how to treat and more.

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Stacey talks to Shannon Johnson, a CDE who lives with diabetes herself. Shannon was diagnosed with LADA in hear early 20s and she's now a Certified Diabetes Educator and trains her patients on pumps and CGMs.

Plus, we’ll find out about the TCOYD conference – the first one for people with diabetes and not just medical professionals. Taking Control of Your Diabetes is marking 25 years. Stacey talks with founder Dr. Steve Edleman who was diagnosed as a teen.

And in Tell Me Something Good - huge news from the DIY community. You can now Loop with Omnipod.

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1:45 Stacey welcome - her daughter is graduating high school soon, she's going to two conferences in May: TCOYD in Raleigh and Take Control of Your Diabetes in Orlando. 

7:30 Interview with Shannon Johnson, CDE

32:00 Community Connection with Dr. Steve Edelman, TCOYD Founder

46:00 TMSG: Omnipod Loop

52:25 Stacey continues her thoughts about the Hulk and diabetes after seeing Avengers Endgame (very mild spoilers)


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Apr 23, 2019

It's hard to believe, but a natural disaster was the spark to bring a popular diabetes device to the US. A Frio is a handy little way to keep your insulin cool. Dan Katzki was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult an in 1989 – during the San Francisco earth quake – he lost power. 

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Not wanting to go through that anxiety again, Dan and his wife Lisa found the Frio product and brought it to the US. How it was invented is another great story.

Our Community Connection is all about a virtual conference coming up in May. Find out about the Diabetes Empowerment Summit - the conference you can attend in your pajamas.

And Tell Me Something Good includes a huge milestone for a diabetes advocate we’ve spoke to before. 1000 blog posts for Renza Scibilia who's also marking her 21st year with diabetes.

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1:50 Welcome: Stacey shares how the Avengers movie coming out this weeks means a lot to her family. In fact, Marvel has even helped with diabetes. 

7:00 Interview with Dan and Lisa Katzki

39:00 Community Connection: The Diabetes Empowerment Summit

42:00 Tell Me Something Good: Renza Scibilia marks 21 years with type 1 and 1000 blog posts! Plus, Julia shares how she's (in her words) "graduated from the breast surgeon" and what that means to her.

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Apr 16, 2019

This week Stacey talks to renowned researcher, long time pediatric endocrinologist and all around good guy Dr Bruce Buckingham. He decided to become an endo after experiencing diabetes camp early in his residency, more than 50 years ago. 

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Dr. Buckingham tells Stacey he put his first patient on an insulin pump during a clinical trial in 1979! He was principal investigator of the Medtronic MiniMed 670G at Stanford University and he shares his reaction to a recent study that showed some people are struggling with this first commercially available hybrid closed loop.

In our Community Connection this week, an important – and if I’m being honest – a bit of an awkward conversation about race. Comedian Chelcie Rice and I talk about how to get more people of color at diabetes events. He’s great.. I’m the awkward one.

Good info from an event last fall: Diabetics on the Margin (includes links to more information and more people continuing the conversation about people of color living with diabetes. 

Our Tell Me Something Good this week.. Beyond Type 1 makes it the Webby awards and some great T1D kids speak up about how much diabetes camp means to them.

This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.
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1:50 Stacey Welcome

7:00 Interview with Dr. Bruce Buckingham

41:30 Interview with Chelcie Rice

58:00 Tell Me Something Good


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Feb 28, 2019

Back to basics! We’ve started a new monthly series called "Diabetes Connections Extra" where we take a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This time, we take go in-depth on insulin pumps. 

Stacey talks to endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Ownby about what a pump does, how to get the most out of one and what questions to ask. This bonus episode includes the entire, much longer interview you might have heard excerpted in episode 212. 

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Insulin Pump basics 

2018 Insulin Pump Comparisons (Integrated Diabetes)


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Feb 26, 2019

We take an in-depth look at insulin pumps this week. It's the second part in our series, Diabetes Connections Extra where we do a deep dive into one topic. 

Stacey talks to endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Ownby about what a pump does, how to get the most out of one and what questions to ask.

Insulin Pump basics 

In our Community Connection, a high profile look at type 1 and heart disease as TV and radio personality Carson Daly shares his family’s story on the Today Show

Plus, Tell Me Something Good featuring a new baby and a good liar.


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1:30 Stacey Welcome - she talks about interoperability and whether that comparable to Mr. Potato Head. Stacey shares Info about Tandem's new ACE designation by the FDA and more about Open Omni.

7:20 Stacey talks about the history of the insulin pump

9:30 Interview with Dr. Ownby

47:00 Stacey talks about Carson Daly's effort to educate people with type 1 about their risk of heart disease

51:00 Tell Me Something Good: Shelby Daniel's mom shares why her daughter is a good liar! You can see more about Shelby and the Savage Race she completed here.

And congrats to Moira McCarthy on the birth on her second granddaughter!

54:00 Stacey asks about emotions when it comes to parenting and diabetes and share some changes she's seen in herself lately.


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Jan 22, 2019

Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer answers your questions and looks ahead. We talk about issues with the G6 sensors, Medicare, what happened to the Share servers New Year's Eve and he takes lots of questions from listeners. Plus, a look ahead to the smaller G7. That new version will have the transmitter and sensor in one piece. It's due out in late 2020. 

In our Community Connection, catching up with Beyond Type 1. They've got a new CEO and a new push to help with type 2. Stacey talked to Thom Scher a few weeks back about what makes BT1 tick.

Previous interview with Thom Scher

And in our Tell Me Something Good segment, Stacey explains that Will’s Way – a small but mighty charity – is marking a big milestone.

Previous interview with Will's Way

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1:40 Stacey welcome - thanks JDRF Greater Western Carolinas for having us at the recent Type One Nation Summit. Benny was Rufus! Proud mom moment for Stacey. 

6:00 Interview with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer

33:15 Stacey talks about Beyond Type 2 

36:30 Interview with Beyond Type 1 CEO Thom Scher

51:00 Tell Me Something Good: Will's Way

53:30 Stacey shares a recent endo visit - lower A1c, almost no lows (thanks to Basal IQ)

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Jan 15, 2019

Did you ever wish you had a Geek Squad on call for diabetes tech issues? Like one of the big box store helpers. David Panzirer with the Helmsley Trust wants to make it happen, starting with CGMs.

David explains why he thinks this will work, who will pay for it, and shares his story; two of his three children live with type 1.

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Plus.. catching up with Bigfoot Biomedical’s Lane Desborough about their subscription model. Stacey also has information about Bigfoot's new agreement with Lilly Diabetes. 

And Tell Me Something Good! Going from DKA to IronMan in just one year?! You'll hear Lauren Dahlin's fantastic story

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1:30 Stacey welcome includes a bit about our trip to Israel (more here from Stacey's FB Live)

5:30 Interview with David Panzirer

Take action - text the word “CGMChamps” to 555-888 or log on to www.cgmchampions.org

35:25 Stacey talks about Lilly & Bigfoot's new announcement

38:45 Interview with Lane Desborough

55:30 Tell Me Something Good all about Lauren who went from DKA to Ironman

58:30 Stacey just attended the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Summit - contact us if you'd like her to speak at your event 

stacey@diabetes-connections.com 


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