Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

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.... Show More

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October 27, 2020 49 min

 Meet Leo Brown from this season of The Amazing Race! He lives with diabetes, but his story isn’t a typical one. Leo was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, where the body makes too much insulin, and had almost his entire pancreas removed. Leo will share his unique story and tell us about running the race with his girlfriend, Alana.

Learn more about congenital hyperinsulinism

In Tell Me Something Good, babies! Weddings! And a foo...

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Halloween can be a challenge for many families touched by diabetes, but just imagine beng diagnosed ON Halloween. That's what happened to Kelly Kunik in 1977. In this "Classic" episode from 2017, Kelly shares her story, her family's unique experience with diabetes, and what led her to beginning her blog, Diabetesaliciousness, in 2007. 

Check out Stacey's new book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!

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This week Ask the D-Moms is back, answering a very different kind of question. How do you know what diabetes news is reliable? Moira McCarthy and Stacey both have backgrounds in professional news media. We’ll talk about medical studies, news sources and, community & social media info.

Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!

In Tell Me Something Good what do prescription swim goggles have to do with diab...

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There's a new way to connect people with diabetes who take insulin with assistance programs. It's a new website from Beyond Type 1 and, of course, it's not without controversy. GetInsulin.org launched earlier this month, so we asked Thom Scher, the CEO of Beyond Type 1 to come on the podcast.

Thom explains what the website is all about, why they started it and how it works. He also answers our questions about why Beyond...

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Linda Franklin is one of the strongest people we know - and we mean that literally! She holds world records for power lifting and has ranked at an elite national level for cross fit. Linda was diagnosed with type 1 at age 26 and reveals she struggled with management until she found her community. You may know Linda from the amazing Facebook group, Type 1 Diabetic Athletes 

In Tell Me Something Good, the dedication of a dad.

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It's been a busy fall already for Medtronic; they've acquired Companion Medical and the FDA approved their 770G pump. Stacey catches up with Diabetes Group President Sean Salmon to talk about that and much more. Find out the difference between the 770G and the upcoming 780G, their plans for longer-wear pump insets and when they might have a no-calibration sensor.

In Innovations this week, a new study showing the benefits of...

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Dexcom's CEO Kevin Sayer checks in with Stacey to answer your questions. He talks about their new pharmacy benefit for Veterans and why Dexcom would love to move everyone off of durable medical. Plus, a follow up on their hospital program we first discussed this spring, adhesive issues with the G6 and looking ahead to the G7.

Stacey also takes some time to talk about the interview process & which companies we feature on thi...

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There's new help for doctors who want to treat the person with diabetes and not feel overwhelmed with data. The people at DreaMed Diabetes are behind the brains of the Medtronic 780G system, but they're hoping to help thousands of people who may never use an insulin pump by making diabetes data a lot easier for doctors to use. This week, CEO and Founder Eran Atlas explains their Advisor Pro system to Stacey.

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Helene Cooper has type 1 diabetes, asthma, and she's Black. All of those factors increase her risks if she catches COVID 19. They're also exactly what the researchers behind one of the vaccine trials were looking for. She's now in that Phase 3 Trial and shares what it's been like.

Check out Stacey's new book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!

Helene is also a reporter for the New York Times, covering the Penta...

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Jeanne Martin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age ten, in the 1950s. Technology was very different back then, of course, but so was the medical community's reaction. Jeanne was told she would never have children and if she did, she wouldn't live to see her children grow up. Today, Jeanne not only has a daughter, she's also a grandmother. She shares what she’s learned along the way. We also talk to Jeanne's dau...

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When Shaina Hatchell's little brother was diagnosed with type 1 at age nine, she knew her life - and her life's goals - had changed forever. She decided she would teach everyone about diabetes when she grew up.

Now a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, Shaina has written "Shia Learns," a children's book to teach families about diabetes. In this episode she shares her story and answers listeners que...

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It didn't take long after my son was diagnosed for someone to tell us, "Kid first, diabetes second." Benny was diagnosed in 2006, but that phrase has been around a long time in the diabetes parenting community.

I get it. We shouldn't take away all the things that make childhood fun and special, because of a diagnoses of T1D. We also don’t want diabetes to be the first thing people think about when they consider our ...

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What do you use to treat lows on the go? One of the newest options is a flexible necklace, filled with 15 grams of fast-acting glucose. The Thrive Glucose Gel Medical Alert Necklace is easy to take with you, rip off and open if you need it. The idea came to first responder Kris Maynard after his own severe low had to be treated by paramedics. His family had tried to use the "red box" emergency glucagon kit but missed a vita...

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There's a lot of overlap between type 1 diabetes & celiac disease, including how hard it can be to get a diagnosis. People with T1D are thought to have ten times the risk of developing celiac and even more have a sensitivity to gluten.  Ann Campanella went for years knowing something was wrong with her little girl and being brushed aside until she finally found a doctor who took her seriously. Ann shares her story in her ne...

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Have you heard of Bolus Maximus? Behind that great name are two men with type 1 looking to bring new resources to the community talk about the tough stuff.
This week, Stacey talks to Brandon Denson and Matt Tarro. They share their stories and what they hope to achieve with Bolus Maximus.

Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!

Previous episode with Brandon Denson (from 2016!) 

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The Baby-Sitters Club comes to Netflix! The beloved series features a character who lives with type 1 diabetes. How did the show do portraying life for a 7th grader with T1D? We talk to New York Times Bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award Robin Benway. Robin loved the books as a child and was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult.

Also this week, Mike Suarez turned his son’s story into an adorable picture book called...

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Back to school is stressful for families touched by diabetes, even without this year's incredible and unique challenges. There’s a new service in development to help make it just a little easier to let someone else take care of your child. Bob Weishar is the founder of a new company called Invincible. We’ll find out more about what he hopes to do and how this teaching and communication tool might help.

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It's our annual game show episode! This year, because of all the Zoom calls, we decided to play the HollyWood Squares! Of course, since this is a show for the Friends for Life Conference (FFL, pronounced Fiffle) we're calling it The FFL-Wood Squares!

Huge thanks to our panelists:

Kerri Sparling, Edward Hawthorne, Dr. Henry Rodriguez, Chris "The Grumpy Pumper," Moira McCarthy, Renza Scibilia, Oren Liebermann & Ch...

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Before hydroxychloroquine was part of the national Covid conversation, it was being looked at in studies to see if it might help in the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Recently JDRF held a Facebook Live event with Dr. Jane Buckner, where she talked about TrialNet’s Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Prevention Study. JDRF was kind enough to share the audio with us for this week's show.

Watch the JDRF Facebook event with Dr. Jane Buckner 

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Why do you love your pump? We asked listeners to give us short reviews of the systems they use. This is sort of a companion piece to our last episode – when we went through how to choose a pump. That was more about process. We talked about how you can’t make a bad or wrong choice, and this episode really bears that out.

Spoiler – every pump has big fans.

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