Diabetes Connections | Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections | 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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April 12, 2024 9 mins

It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: Dexcom launches direct-to-watch with the G7 in the UK and Ireland, more studies looking at heart benefits with Wegovy and diabetes, a new T1D study investigating an injectable to prevent overnight hypoglycemia, lobbying for Levimir, a ChatGPT diabetes diagnosis and more!

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There used to be a lot of bolus calculators in the app store, maybe you’ve used one and haven’t updated it in a while. Don’t try now.. it’s likely been pulled. Apple and the FDA are cracking down on this types of tools – no unreasonable, right? But surely there are more coming.. how hard can it be to create a simple insulin bolus calculator that’s FDA approved, easy to find, easy to use, free, and doesn’t require you buy anything e...

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Diabetes technology is getting better and better. We have automated insulin systems that link pumps and CGMs, and smart insulin pens that have precise calculations and reminders. It’s been quite the evolution over the past few years! But outcomes – time in range, A1Cs, aren’t exactly where experts thought they might be. I’m talking to Dr. Stephen Ponder about why that is, how a social media post he shared about this caused a strong...

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It's In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: a new study shows that drugs like Ozempic can be produced for just a few dollars, we upate the insulin vial shortage Lilly announced, a new pump has been FDA cleared, a genetically modified cow can product human insulin, and more!

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Approved last year, Tandem’s Mobi is now widely available. We’re getting an update from Ben Mar, Director of Product Marketing, on the features of the Mobi that make this tiny pump different and we look ahead to what Tandem is working on next. Ben also answers your questions about everything from algorithm updates, international access, and much more

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This week, one of the pioneers of the DIY movement is turning her attention to exercise. Dana Lewis is partnering with other researchers to create a tool to help you make better and easier decisions around whatever workout you choose. There’s a lot of variability here – big difference between say, weight lifting and long distance running – so this is no easy task. Dana will explain the tools they’re using, the big goals here, and w...

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It's In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: The annual ATTD conference wraps up with news about CGMs, including new FDA approvals and a look at CGMs outside of the US, new eyedrops are being studied to treat diabetic eye disease and Beyond Type 1 opens applications for their annual Beyond Scholars.

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Let's talk about driving with diabetes! Getting a driver’s license as a teenager comes with enough challenges without type 1, but letting your child with T1D get behind the wheel is stressful, to say the least! I’m sharing what worked for us and expert advice that may help you and tips to let technology be your friend in the car.

This is an excerpt of Stacey's book, "Still the World's Worst Diabetes Mom." It's the second book in he...

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This week, addressing something that half of all people with diabetes experience but that there is woefully little information and study about. Why is there so little study about periods and type 1 diabetes? We’re talking to two organizations who are teaming up to change that – but they need your help. We’re talking about Tidepool's Period Project.

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: what is MicroGlucagon and how could it speed up existing rapid-acting insulin? SGLT2 medications may cause false positive alcohol tests, red light therapy for type 2 diabetes, research shows teens with type 2 might have a different kind of diabetes altogether, FDA warns against non-invasive glucose monitoring ...

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She calls it the Chaos Lottery – and says we all have different ways of dealing with what life throws our way. I’m talking to Sarah Stewart Holland, host of the huge podcast Pantsuit Politics about her family’s journey with diabetes – her young son was diagnosed almost two years ago. She has a lot to say about parenting a child with a chronic condition – this is not her son’s first serious diagnosis – and also about roles and ident...

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We are far away from New Year’s resolutions and it’s feeling a little wintry and dreary around here. Good time to get some motivation and check in with Chris Ruden. Many of you know likely know Chris – who lives with type 1 - from his appearance on the Titan games, his bodybuilding videos or maybe it’s the videos where he shows his prosthetic hand.

Chris has a lot to say about where all of that has brought him and what’s different ...

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: Tandem announces it's taking orders and starting to ship the Mobi pump, Insulet gets European approval for the Abbott Libre integration with Omnipod 5, new study looks at type 2 remission and gastric bypass surgery, one type of medication seems to do a much better job preventing kidney stones in people with ty...

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This week, we get an update from Dexcom. Chief Operating Officer Jake Leach talks about their soon to be launched CGM for people with type 2. It's called Stelo and it's front of the FDA right now.

We also answer a lot of your questions about G6, G7, interoperability, connectivity and what's next.

Some information on Stelo: https://diatribe.org/new-dexcom-cgm-people-type-2-diabetes-not-using-insulin

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This week, legal rights and diabetes have come a long way – but as the technology changes, so have some of the challenges. What happens when a school refuses to use CGM technology? I’m talking to two attorneys this week who have actionable advice and the law on their side. The Dept of Justice has already ruled on this in one state, in a decision that has nationwide impact.

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: a look at how weight loss might lower cancer risk in people with type 2, a new study that says BG spikes are good(?!), Modular Medical submits a new insulin pump the FDA, another look at COVID-19's effects on people with diabetes, a marathoner with type 1 heads to the last trial for this summer's Olympics, and...

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Let's talk about diabetes camp! It’s probably still cold where you live, but now is the time to start planning. Your local camp may open for registration in the next couple of weeks.

My guest is the Dr. Gregory Fox, medical director of Camp Surefire in Rhode Island. He’s going to answer many common questions about sending your child away.. and he’ll talk about Camp Views – this is a system that lets staff monitor every single kid’s...

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Have you heard about the rebel alliance of healthcare?  That’s what my guest calls the patient-led movement to improve health & health care. Susannah Fox served as the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and she’s got a new book out called Rebel Health. If you’re thinking hey – that’s sounds like a lot of the diabetes community – oh yeah. You’re right and we talk about it.

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: Vertex pauses their stem cell transplantation trials after a patient death, spray insulin is tested, learning more about Dexcom's sensor for type 2, measuring A1C through menstrual blood and more!

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Why isn't blood glucose considered as, and monitored as, a vital sign? That's the question this week's guest is asking. Molly McElwee Malloy has big plans to change how hospitals and doctors are able to keep track of glucose.

You may recognize Molly. She's worked at Tandem Diabetes and kept us posted over the years about Control IQ and other advances there. She’s got a new job and this big new goal. As always with Molly, who lives ...

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