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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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Oct 1, 2019

One Drop made a name for itself with a beautiful design; this summer it became the only diabetes devices in Apple stores. But founder Jeff Dachis says that the mission goes far beyond looking good.

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Jeff explains all that One Drop does and shares his frightening diagnosis story. We also talk about his past as an early internet innovator.

Order Stacey's Book - The World's Worst Diabetes Mom: Real Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes

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00:00 What's on this week?

Stacey welcome: Stacey mentions that two episodes ago she profiled Carson Wedding and said that she was the first person to use the DIY Omnipod Loop. As it's hard to determine exactly who's "first" in the DIY crowd (and not really necessary), Stacey corrects that assertion.

Interview with Jeff Dachis

Tell Me Something Good

Stacey shares a story about watching Law & Order with Benny - the episode was an awful one about using insulin in a very weird way.

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Sep 17, 2019

Would you ask your teenage daughter to be the first to try a new DIY diabetes method? Carson's family did. She's been Looping with Omnipod since last fall; as far as we know, she's the first person to do so.

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We’ll talk about being a loop guinea pig, how her parents are doing and more. 

In our Community Connection this week, Stacey talks to Dave Peterson, the GM of the Worcester Bravehearts about his diagnoses with type 1 as an adult.

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Learn more about Open Omni

Learn more about OpenAPS

The Nightscout Foundation

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And tell me something good an intern gets called in to see the boss.. for a great reason.
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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Show open: what's on this week?

Stacey Welcome:

Interview with Carson Wedding

Interview with Dave Peterson

Tell Me Something Good!

See you soon - Stacey talk about events (find more here) 

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Aug 20, 2019

Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic joins us for the first time and talks with Stacey about what's new and what's coming next. Petrovic shares the latest information on Dash, Horizon, Loop and more.

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Shacey also has a personal connection to type 1 diabetes: her father lives with it. She and Stacey talk about the dynamic of caring for a parent with T1D and how technology is changing that.

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DiabetesMine Dash Review

Omnipod Horizon studies

In our Community Connection a little bit of a change from the AADE Conference, they want to change the name Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) to Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

And in tell me something good.. an honor for a school – thanks to a big gesture from a little kid.

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00:00 Show open: what's on this week?

1:30 Stacey Welcome - back to school! Listen to our interviews about the ADA Safe at School program here 

4:00 Interview with Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic

39:30 Community Connection: AADE Conference update

43:00 TMSG: We made the finals of the Independent Podcast Awards!

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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.

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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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