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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms | Type 1 Diabetes |

The diabetes news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent T1D 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 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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Apr 17, 2018

Dana Lewis first created #DIYPS in December 2013, just so she could better hear her her continuous glucose monitor (CGM) alarms better. Since that time Dana, and many other diabetes tech pioneers, have pushed forward with the Open Artificial Pancreas System. 5 years later we look at what Dana's doing now and what she has in mind for the future. 

Dana also shares what the FDA and healthcare companies can learn from the do it yourself community. We also talk about what holds back many people (like Stacey) from jumping it DIY diabetes tech and why Dana says we shouldn't let our fears stop us. 

Learn more about The Nightscout Project

Listen to interviews with others in the #WeAreNotWaiting community here. 

In our Know Better segment, Stacey shares a new study about about emotions and stacking insulin, and we explain what "stacking" means when it come to diabetes and dosing. 

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1:25 Stacey welcome 

2:45 Find out more about our Alexa skill and please leave a review!

4:45 Interview with Dana Lewis

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51:00 Know Better segment: All about emotional bolusing

59:00 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

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Mar 28, 2018

The US FDA this week approved the Dexcom G6 system. It means a smaller sensor and is factory calibrated for 10 days of use, which means no fingerstick calibrations.

Stacey talks with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer about the details about the system, timeline for consumer availability in the US and internationally as well as what will happen with the G4 and G5 systems already on the market (and integrated with pumps like Tandem and Animas). 

Great article from DiabetesMine with more G6 info here

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Mar 20, 2018

Abbott gives us an update on their flash glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre. Stacey talks to Principal Clinical Research Manager Tim Dunn who's been working on CGM technology for 20 years. 

Stacey mentions "hacks" for the Libre: read more here

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In our Community Connection segment, how NC State is stepping up to make changes for students with diabetes. Stacey talks to Lisa Eberhart, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator who serves as NC State Dining’s director of nutrition and wellness as well as the dining hall manager, Jaelyn Phelps, who lives with type 1. 

And in Know Better, we'll take a look at the new standalone CGM from Medtronic. Good article from DiabetesMine here.

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2:00 Stacey welcome. Should you leave your T1D kids at sports practice without a parent?

6:30 Interview with Tim Dunn from Abbott

28:30 Community Connection: Interview with NC State's Lisa Eberhart & Jaelyn Phelps

45:00 Know Better: Medtronic's standalone CGM

49:30 Stacey finishes the story about how her family handles sports and T1D without a parent present and explains more about leaving her kids alone for the day while she went to a JDRF conference.

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Feb 27, 2018

Rob Howe spent 30 days using only over-the-counter, old school insulin from Walmart. Why? He has insurance, he can afford newer insulins and he normally wears the newest Medtronic hybrid-closed loop pump. But he says he had a scare when he thought he might not have the money to buy his regular insulin and he realized that he could educate others about how to do it.

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Under the care of a CDE, Rob gave up his pump and switched to older NPH and Regular insulins. We talk about how it went, what he learned and why this is not the answer to rising insulin prices. Rob is the host of Diabetics Doing Things and is a former Washington Generals player! Stacey gets him to talk about playing against the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. 

In our Know Better segment, a couple of follow ups as Tandem goes international to Canada and Scandinavia and a previous guest, Christel Oerum, is out with a new book. 

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2:00 Stacey welcome, talks about over the counter insulin and mentions a few articles with more information. 

Consumer Reports: How to Get Insulin at a Cheaper Price

NPR: "You Can Buy OTC Insulin, But Should You?"

Diabetic Connect: Buying Insulin Without a Prescription: What to Know

5:00 Interview with Rob Howe

52:00 Know Better: Tandem goes international and Diabetes Strong is out with a new book

58:00 Stacey on the road: 

March 2 - JDRF Type One Nation Summit - Greater Chesapeake and Potomac 
March 9 - JDRF Type One Nation Summit - Piedmont Triad
April 14 - JDRF One Walk North Charlotte
April 27- Touched by Type 1, Orlando
May 19 - Riding On Insulin One Challenge, Charlotte
July 11 - Children with Diabetes Friends for Life podcast taping

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Feb 6, 2018

Find out the latest from Tandem, makers of the T:slim insulin pump. Spokesperson Molly McElwee Malloy shares how close they are to a hybrid closed loop, which they're calling Control IQ, and other products.  Malloy. diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult, was  in one of the first artificial pancreas trials back in 2006 (not with Tandem). Also a nurse & a CDE, she talks about her personal story and why she's excited about this technology. 

In our Know Better Segment.. two potential and very small insulin delivery devices are getting big grants.

And.. it’s almost time for Diabetes Podcast Week!

 

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1:30 Stacey welcome / explains a bit about the Tandem interview and the ATTD conference. 

4:45 Interview with Tandem's Molly McElwee Malloy

49:15 Know Better: JDRF grants for two potential insulin delivery/CGM systems

52:30 Diabetes Podcast Week info

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Dec 19, 2017

This week, insulin maker Eli Lilly enters the device market with announcements of a diabetes “ecosystem," including a new automated insulin pump and advanced pens.

Stacey talks to Lilly's Dr. Howard Wolpert & Marie Schiller who both have substantial personal connections to type 1. They talk about why the company made this move, what the tech is all about and yes, Stacey brings up the price of insulin.

In our Shoptalk segment, did you know the American Diabetes Association has someone dedicated to type 1? You’ll hear from Paul Madden, a longtime advocate who's lived with type 1 for 55 years.

We also talk to The Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Mary Podjasek about and college scholarships for students with type 1. 

Links for this episode:

"Lilly Initiates Clinical Trial...." (News Release)

DiabetesMine article on Lilly devices

Beyond Type 1 Holiday Carb Charts

Project Blue November Holiday Tips & Special Events

Beyond Type 1 DKA Campaign

Shoptalk American Diabetes Association

Shoptalk Diabetes Scholars Foundation

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