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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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Mar 26, 2019

A Diabetes Connections Extra, all about Ketones. This is the third in our series taking a deep dive into a diabetes management issue.

Note: This episode is set up like a Bonus Episode, with none of the regular segments - the interview about Ketones is the entire episode. We're back to our regular set up next week. 

Ketones are the byproducts of the breakdown of fatty acids. The breakdown of fat for fuel and the creation of ketones is a normal process for everyone. In a person without diabetes, insulin, glucagon, and other hormones prevent ketone levels in the blood from getting too high. But.. with diabetes it’s a whole other story.

Stacey goes in-depth with Certified Diabetes Educator Beth Silvers. Beth is also a Registered Dietician and was diagnosed with type 1 herself at the age of 5 in 1962.

More info about Ketones:

Beyond Type 1

American Diabetes Association

DiaTribe

 
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Mar 19, 2019

This season of American Ninja Warrior, keep an eye out for Colt Scott! Diagnosed with type 1 as a baby, Colt has been a course tester for ANW for 4 years and just recently got the call that he made it to the show. 

Colt talks about being a sudden role model - he really just found the diabetes community - and takes us behind the scenes of ANW.

In our Community Connection this week an update on what’s now called the Thrive Medical Alert Necklace (formerly Glucose Revival) and how you can get yours

And Tell Me Something Good! A strong drive to succeed leads to a terrific honor for a teen.

 
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1:30 Stacey welcome - she mentions Friends for Life in Seattle

3:45 Interview with Colt Scott

39:00 Community Connection: Thrive Medical Alert Necklace

(listen to our previous episode with inventor Kris Maynard)

41:00 Tell Me Something Good: Sydney is named Camp Sweeney Camper of the Week due to being accepted at the University of North Texas's prestigious College of Music. 

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Mar 12, 2019

Our monthly Dear D-Mom segment is back! Moira McCarthy & Stacey take on travel, talking about cure research with our children, and words like "sneaky" and "compliance."

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In our Community Connection – An update on Lilly’s announcement about a generic, lower cost insulin. Learn more here

And Tell Me Something Good! A baritone gets a big honor.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome - Stacey talks about her wedding anniversary and about traveling to Syracuse recently for her college radio station reunion.

5:45 Stacey & Moira answer your parenting questions

49:15 Lilly's lower-cost insulin

54:15 Tell me something good: Baritone Thomas Glass wins First Place at the Rocky Mountain Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Glass was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of five. Here's the article from 2/18 that Stacey mentioned

58:00 Stacey shares a story from Benny for the "podcast people."


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Mar 5, 2019

Everything you need to know about sending your child to camp! This week, we talk about what parents need to think about, what the staff wants you to know and how to make it a great experience for everyone. 

Dr. Henry Anhalt is a pediatric endocrinologist who works at Camp Nejeda, which has been hosting kid with diabetes for more than 50 years.  You'll also hear from Victoria Benyo who started out as a camper and now works at camp.

In our Community Connection this week, Stacey talks about camp scholarships and shares some good information about helping pay for diabetes camp

ADA Camp Scholarship Info

Brightfunds

Project Blue November Camp Lists

And.. tell me something good! A one year diaversary celebrated with a powerful picture and a ninja gets his big chance.


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1:30 Stacey welcome - she talks about her family's experience with camp and talks about some adult D-camp programs.

5:40 Interview with Dr. Henry Anhalt & Victoria Benyo about Diabetes Camp 

50:30 Community Connection: Diabetes Camp Scholarship Info

53:00 Tell Me Something Good: we celebrate Noelia's one year diaversary (check out the picture!) and Colt Scott will compete on America Ninja Warriors after testing the courses for 4 years. Stacey shares why Colt has already made a difference to her family. 

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Feb 28, 2019

Dexcom released an iOS update on February 27th and we take a deep dive into what's changed and ask about ongoing issues.

Stacey talks with Dexcom Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about the new Hey Siri feature as well as the new ability to add up to ten followers, get a 24 hour in advance sensor warning and direct to Clarity from the G6 app. 

She also asks about Dexcom's recently announced layoffs, changes to the Follow app, direct to watch capability and G6 sensor issues. (Whew!)


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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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Feb 19, 2019

It's called the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. And Eric Tozer did it all with type 1 diabetes:

We talk about the path that led Eric to this amazing accomplishment and Stacey asks why anyone would even want to do something like this! We find out about blood sugar management, travel issues and how to stay fueled up through seven marathons. 

Eric is a co-founder of the Diabetes Sports Project which has great information and inspiration for athletes with T1D.

In our Community Connection this week, a fun way to help spread the word on Diabetes Alert Day next month. Find out about Divabetic’s partnership with an escape room

And Tell Me Something Good! Parents weigh in on their teens.

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1:30 Stacey Welcome, she talks about other extreme athletes who've been on the show. Check out those episodes here.

6:00 Interview with Eric Tozer (find out more about JDRF PEAK study here) 

44:30 Divabetic's Escape Room for Diabetes Alert Day

47:30 Tell Me Something Good!

Stacey is experimenting with a new podcast app: Check out Stacey's Minivan Minutes (not diabetes stuff, just testing out the app for a podcast presentation she's doing for college students)

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Feb 12, 2019

Advice from the diabetes parents you know and love! Stacey and Moira McCarthy answer your questions in our new monthly segment: Ask the D-Moms. 

This week, talking to your child without nagging. Is it possible? We also answer questions about discipline, babysitting and letting go when it really scares you.

Plus, it’s Diabetes Podcast Week so I’ll be sharing some other great shows and letting you know how you can help a the Spare a Rose Campaign, which benefits Life for Child. 

And Tell Me Something Good! A proud husband shares news and a college student takes on diabetes myths in media.


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1:40 Stacey welcome: 

Vote for Diabetes Connections on WFAE's Queen City Podcast contest.

 

Diabetes Daily Grind Real Life Podcast - The Hot-Tub Episode

8:45 Ask the D-Moms: Moira & Stacey answer your questions

42:00 Community Connection: Diabetes Podcast Week to benefit Spare a Rose - Life for a Child

45:30 Tell Me Something Good! Steve Tornambe writes in that he's proud of his wife for bringing her A1C down signfiicnatly (and he's happy his insurance finay covered the Dexcom G5). And we found out that former guest Courtney Gale's research paper/proposal on Hollywood's Perceptions of Diabetes was selected for the Eastern Communication Association Conference. It’s titled “Diabetes in the Media: How Hollywood is Causing Miseducation.” 

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Feb 5, 2019

Let's #Talk About Complications. That’s a hashtag created by this week's guest who's taking a topic that most of us would rather avoid, and putting it into the spotlight.

Chris Aldred is better known as the Grumpy Pumper and he wants us to stop being ashamed to talk about possible complications from diabetes and to stop the blame surrounding this dicey issue.

More information on his blog here

Find out more about Spare A Rose

Find out more about Diabetes Podcast Week

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Also this week, your diabetes educator is getting some help when it comes to staying current on technology. Stacey talks to AADE's Chief Technology and Innovations officer about a new resource for educators called DANA.

And, tell me something good: a big step forward for a 5 year old two years into her T1D journey and a big award for a tween.

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1:40 Stacey welcome, explains that Chris Aldred's son was just diagnosed with type 1 over this past weekend. She explains Diabetes Podcast week and shares a story about Nick Jonas's wedding reception, not far from where she lives.

8:30 Interview with The Grumpy Pumper

39:20 Interview with Crystal Broj

47:00 Tell Me Something Good: Congratulations to 5-year-old Rose who just checked her blood sugar for the first time! And congrats to 12-year-old Logan Merwin for winning the JDRF Spirit Award at Run Disney! Learn more about Logan, the Elbow Bump Kid


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