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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 30, 2018

Stacey talks to Jen Block from Bigfoot Biomedical with a look at why they plan to be more than a pump company, offering help navigating healthcare and a subscription service. Jen is the VP of Medical and Clinical Affairs. She was diagnosed with type 1 her sophomore year in college, during a cross country road trip. Now a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator, she shares her story and details about Bigfoot.

In our Know Better Segment, one of the very first studies about LADA – sometimes called type 1.5. We’ll tell you what researchers learned.

And Stacey shares a story about a recent wedding where she made one T1D friend and embarrassed herself trying to track down another.  


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1:40 Stacey Welcome

4:50 Interview with Bigfoot's Jen Block

49:30 LADA study

52:30 Stacey doesn't have diabetes radar but she is very embarrassing when she thinks she does..  

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Oct 16, 2018

Darrell Greene is one of the first people to try Eversense, the implantable long-term CGM from Senseonics. With Eversense, a doctor places the sensor in the upper arm where it stays for three months. More information here.

Darrell explains what the experience is like, how the sensor feels under the skin and shares his story of living with T1D since his early 20s. Darrell is a local news anchor in Memphis, Tennessee and has some fun stories to share about working in the industry. 

Watch the video of Darrell and his doctor explaining Eversense. Darrell even taped the procedure!

Our Know Better segment this week features information about Lilly's faster acting insulin, moving along through the aptly named PRONTO studies.


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1:30 Stacey welcome - information about the podcast on YouTube

5:15 Interview with Darrell Greene

49:00 Information on Lilly's faster insulin - Pronto Studies

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Sep 18, 2018

Big news for Abbott, the makers of the FreeStyle Libre. This summer the FDA okayed a shorter warmup and a longer wear for the glucose monitor. Stacey talks to Tim Dunn, Abbott’s Director of Clinical research. They talk about the challenge of longer wear, the practical info you need to know if you use the Libre, and a look down the road as they partner with companies like Bigfoot.

Plus, a protest planned at the end of the month – all about affordable insulin. We’ll explain how you can help even if you can’t be there in person. Information from T1International here.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome

4:30 Interview with Tim Dunn

40:30 #Insulin4All Protest information 

43:00 Stacey upcoming events & shares why in-person connection is important. She talks about the first time she and Benny met a little boy who wore an insulin pump and what a difference that made for them. 


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Aug 30, 2018

Tandem's Predictive Low Glucose Suspend is out! Stacey and Benny got the software update on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and this bonus episode includes Stacey's thoughts on how the first few days turned out. 

More information on the Basal IQ software here.

Head over to Tandem's portal to sign up to get the update if you already have a Tslim X2 pump and a Dexcom G6

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Aug 28, 2018

Instead of a rescue Glucagon shot, how about a nasal spray? A simple spray for emergency low blood sugar is in front of the FDA right now. We speak with Lilly Diabetes Senior Medical Director Dr. Thomas Hardy about the need for this product, what it is and how it works. 

In our Know Better segment.. a quick tip about Dexom’s G6 - save your papers!! More in Stacey's Facebook live video here.

And a bit about the Bike Beyond documentary.  Stacey says it wasn't what she expected at all. You can buy the DVD here or find out how to host a watch party. 

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1:35 Stacey Welcome - thanks to DiabetesMine and Jacobs Media (& Elsie Escobar) for featuring us in recent columns

5:30 Interview with Dr. Thomas Hardy, Medical Director for Lilly Diabetes

28:30 Stacey shares her mistake when she was training again on injectible glucagon

32:00 Dexcom G6 information - keep your paper

35:30 Bike Beyond - Stacey's review of the documentary

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Aug 7, 2018

One of the problems in carrying low treatments everywhere is actually carrying them. This week, learn about a glucose necklace expected to come to market this fall. Inventor Kris Maynard is a former fire fighter and first-responder who lives with type 1. 

Stacey talks to Kris about the product, gets some advice about medical alert bracelets, tattoos and what we can do before we call 911. Kris shares the frightening low blood sugar that prompted this new product.

Plus a little bit from Benny about sending kid with diabetes to non-diabetes sleep-away camp. He and Stacey chat in the car about what he does to make his four weeks away work out.

And we talk about Jesse Was Here. It's a new program from Beyond Type 1 and Jesse's mom, Michelle Page-Alswager. Michelle's blog referenced by Stacey can be found here. 

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1:40 Stacey Welcome

4:25 Interview with Glucose Revival Inventor Kris Maynard

17:35 Stacey explains Jesse Was Here

22:20 Stacey & Benny talk about camp (in the car on the way there)

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Jul 3, 2018

Tandem answers your questions about the newly approved and not- yet-released Basal IQ system. The FDA took a lot of people by surprise by approving it with the Dexcom G6.

We talk to Tandem's Molly McElwee Malloy about how the system works, when it'll be available to T:Slim users and what's next for the company. Malloy addresses why Tandem decided to pursue integration for Basal IQ with Dexcom's G6 when it had been initially submitted to the FDA with G5 technology.

Plus, in our Know Better segment this week, a Koala with type 1 may become the newest Dexcom poster child. You might have seen Quincy on social media.. now we’ll hear from his caretakers at the San Diego zoo.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome- talks about Diabetes Connections the Game Show happening at Friends for Life. Please join the Facebook Group to find out more and learn how you can play along and win prizes even if you don't come to the conference this month.

4:00 Stacey recaps what Basal IQ is all about.  Molly first spoke to us about it back in February.

6:40 Interview with Molly McElwee Malloy

49:10 Know Better segment with Quincy the Koala's caretakers.  Stacey's friend (and former guest) Trip Stoner has a great take on Quincy (read more here).

59:00 Stacey talks about summer travel, conferences and camp

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May 22, 2018

The Dexcom G6 has been on the market for just about one month. Stacey checks in with company CEO Kevin Sayer for a frank discussion about cost, sensor life and integration with pumps and wearable fitness devices like Fitbit. 

In our Community Connection this week, learn about "Previously Healthy." This multi-media presentation aims to put a spotlight on the death of a North Carolina toddler whose family then pushed legislation called  “Reegan’s’ Rule”

Writer Michelle Boise from Beyond Type 1 joins Stacey to talk about how the article came together and what lessons were learned from this tragedy.

Andi in our Know Better segment, Novo Nordisk is pushing ahead in the stem cell/encapsulation market. 

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2:00 Stacey Welcome

5:00 One Touch #SmallVictories Campaign email:    onetouch@hellommc.com

5:50 Interview with Kevin Sayer

29:00 Stacey talks about her & Benny's experience with the G6

32:00 Know Better - Novo Nordisk encapsulation update

36:30 Community Connection - Interview with Michelle Boise from Beyond Type 1: Previously Healthy

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May 2, 2018

Stacey's son started using the Dexcom G6 five days before taping this episode. She gives their first impressions and talks about an earnings call with Tandem that may give some insight into how that company is trying fastrack G6 pump integration.

This episode also features a promo for a new podcast called Safe at Work. It's a fun look at workplace ups and downs, along with advice and celebrity interviews. Learn more and subscribe to the show here.

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Apr 24, 2018

A frank conversation with the folks at Eli Lilly on the price of insulin. Stacey asks Mike Mason, Vice President Lilly Diabetes and Dr. Sherry Martin, Vice President of Medical Development to explain current pricing, answer listener questions and talk about the recent push of state legislatures asking for more price transparency.

We also get some news on the timeline for nasal Glucagon and a word about Lilly’s new push into encapsulation with Sigilon.

Find out more about Lilly's Insulin Affordability Program

In our Know Better segment we’ll talk about that emergency glucagon, how it works, what mini-gluc is and a little more about the nasal version.

More information about state legislators calling for price transparency

 

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1:40 Stacey welcome, insulin pricing background information

6:00 Interview with Lilly's Mike Mason & Dr. Sherri Martin

40:00 Know Better: Glucagon, Mini Dose Glucagon & Nasal Spray explained

48:20 Where will Stacey be? 

     April: Touched by Type 1  

     May: Lilly Blogger Summit

     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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