Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms

Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent diabetes advocates, authors and speakers. She also shares personal stories of connection from people with diabetes and their friends and family.... Show More

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Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic joins us for the first time and talks with Stacey about what's new and what's coming next. Petrovic shares the latest information on Dash, Horizon, Loop and more. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Shacey also has a personal connection to type 1 diabetes: her father lives with it. She and Stacey talk about the dynamic of caring for a parent with T1D and how technology is changing that. Vote fo... Read more

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Ask The D-Moms is back. This time around we’re answering your questions about the “right” ages for diabetes development, wearing extra gear for DIY systems and a discussing about extra praise for diabetes routine stuff. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Join Moira McCarthy and Stacey as they answer listener questions and share their own experience raising children with type 1 diabetes. Sign up for our newsletter here In... Read more

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ask The D-Moms is back. This time around we’re answering your questions about the “right” ages for diabetes development, wearing extra gear for DIY systems and a discussing about extra praise for diabetes routine stuff. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Join Moira McCarthy and Stacey as they answer listener quest... Read more

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It's our annual game show edition! Taped on location at the Children with Diabetes, Friends for Life Conference, we have a lot of fun with in-studio contestants and prominent panelists. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Our panelists this year are: Dr. Stephen Ponder, founder of Sugar Surfing & a renown pediatric endocrinologist who's lived with type 1 for more than 50 years. Howard Look, founder of Tidepool and the fat... Read more

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It's our annual game show edition! Taped on location at the Children with Diabetes, Friends for Life Conference, we have a lot of fun with in-studio contestants and prominent panelists. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Our panelists this year are: Dr. Stephen Ponder, founder of Sugar Surfing & a renown pediatric endocrinologist who's lived with type 1 for more than 50 years. Howard Look, founder of Tidepool and the fat... Read more

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For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller in-depth about this and other studies. An excerpt of this interview ran in our previous episode. In this episode you'll learn more about how TrialNet works, other promising studies and why it's ... Read more

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For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller about that and other studies, about what TrialNet does and what we can do to help further this research. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! In our Community Connection, this week Project 50 in 50 hits a big roadblock – this was a... Read more

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Richard Vaughn was diagnosed in September of 1945, just after he turned six years old.   Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Stacey calls Richard a "treasure to the diabetes community." He is the author of Beating the Odds and keeps a lively presence on social media. Find Richard on Facebook here. This interview first aired in September of 2015.  Richard Vaughn Healthline article  Use this link to get one free download ... Read more

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It was supposed to be a vacation at the happiest place on earth, instead their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Disney world. But that’s when some unexpected good things started happening. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Jim tells us the story – it was July last year – and explains how Disney  and a very cool Disney community - went above and beyond to help this family from Canada when they needed a lit... Read more

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JDRF’s Children’s Congress kicks off this week and we’re talking to three really incredible delegates. Meet Jack, Hannah, and Kabir who will all tell their stories to legislators. You'll also hear from Stacey's local advocacy chair to find out what Children’s Congress is all about and how to apply next time around. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Our Community Connection this week is all about getting diabetes gear t... Read more

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Diagnosed with T1D in her 20s, Rachel Price admits she was in denial at first, insisting to her doctors there was nothing wrong. Now, she’s an advocate who stays positive but realistic. Rachel has three children and started a business called DiaBeTees selling t-shirts and other products with fun diabetes sayings and catchy slogans.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  In our Community Connection this week, Dan Haddin is ... Read more

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Low carb, high fat, counting protein for dosing insulin.. when it comes to food and diabetes, there’s a lot to keep in mind. It's not as simple as reading a label and measuring a dose. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Hope Warshaw takes us through the most recent research about eating well with diabetes and talks about food labels.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Learn more about the ADA Dietary ... Read more

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Low carb, high fat, counting protein for dosing insulin.. when it comes to food and diabetes, there’s a lot to keep in mind. It's not as simple as reading a label and measuring a dose. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Hope Warshaw takes us through the most recent research about eating well with diabetes and talks about food labels.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Learn more about the ADA Dietary ... Read more

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This week – Dexcom’s CEO is back to answer your questions. Kevin Sayer shares lots of news from the recent ADA Scientific Sessions as well as more information about the new G6 transmitter expected later this year.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Sayer also shares news about Dexcom’s role with current hybrid closed loops, answers your questions about Medicare and updates to Follow and touches on when we might see the... Read more

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Moira McCarthy and Stacey answer your questions about picky eaters, fear of shots and a summer time trips to the pool or beach. They share helpful stories from their own experiences - check the links below for more help and info. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Learn about Buzzy and Shot Blocker (pain reduction in shots) MedT's iPort Advance (what Stacey calls an inset for shots) Previous episode on Getting Diabetes... Read more

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With Father’s Day coming up we’re taking a look at Dads and Diabetes. Two T1D Dads: Alan Nolte and Mark Turner share their perspective on raising children with diabetes.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Alan and Mark met when their daughters hit it off at diabetes camp last year. The girls became long distance friends and so did their dads. They started a podcast - Dads and Diabetes. They share their stories with Sta... Read more

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Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States. An excerpt of this interview ran in episode 229. We go further in depth on more issues around CGM and discuss more advice.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Gary is the founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, the author of many books including, Think Li... Read more

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Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!  Gary heads up Integrated Diabetes Services, is the author of many books including, Think Like A Pancreas and was the 2014 AADE CDE of the Year. This interview is an excerpt - the full interview with Gary can be found in ... Read more

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For 14 years, Kerri Sparling has shared her story on the very popular blog, SixUntilMe. This month, she published her last post. We take a look back with Kerri and go beyond the blog. We also asked her mom, Debbe, to join us! Debbe shares what she thinks of Kerri's accomplishments and influence and we talk about raising a child with type 1 in a time with very different technology and tools.  Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook G... Read more

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Steel Magnolias is getting reissued in a lot of theaters across the country to celebrate 30 years since the movie’s release. The movie has become a touchstone and a bit of a hot spot for  women, pregnancy and type 1 diabetes. This round table first ran last year as Stacey's local theater was putting on the show; Steele Magnolias was first a play by Robert Harling – based on the true story of his sister’s death then the blockbuster ... Read more

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