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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Erik Douds has big plans for the next few weeks. First, a 100 mile bike ride through Death Valley next week and then the New York City Marathon. Douds says these events take on a new - unexpected layer when you have type 1: it becomes about community.

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Halloween doesn't have to be scary for children with type 1 diabetes or their parents. Moira McCarthy & Stacey are back with Ask the DMoms. They answer your questions about all those bags of candy, lows while kids run around the neighborhood, pumps and d-tech under costumes and much more.

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One Drop made a name for itself with a beautiful design; this summer it became the only diabetes devices in Apple stores. But founder Jeff Dachis says that the mission goes far beyond looking good.

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Jeff explains all that One Drop does and shares his frightening diagnosis story. We also talk ... Read more

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Is the news about diabetes better than many of us believe? A deeper look into some important studies with two leaders in the diabetes community.

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Dr. Bill Polonski of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Read more

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Would you ask your teenage daughter to be the first to try a new DIY diabetes method? Carson's family did. She's been Looping with Omnipod since last fall; as far as we know, she's the first person to do so.

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September 10, 2019 49 min

This week, it's our Ask the D-Moms back to school edition. We talk about tech in school, schedules, 504s and when your kid only has twenty minutes for lunch. Stacey & Moira McCarthy answer your questions.

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Krishna Kaliannan is the founder of Catalina Crunch, a low carb cereal company. But that wasn’t the path he thought he’d take when he was diagnosed with type 1 in high school. In fact, he was so angry about the diagnosis that for a while, he considered ignoring the whole thing:

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This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes. This episode contains the full panel.

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You'll hear about everything from periods to menopause to appearance issues with diabetes gear. The panel includes Elizabeth Forrest, the founder of Touched by ... Read more

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This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes.

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You'll hear about everything from periods to menopause to standing up to your doctors. The panel includes Elizabeth Forrest, the founder of Touched by Type 1, the conference where this panel took pl... Read 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.

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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.

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Join Moira McCarthy and Stacey as they answer listener questions and sha... 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.

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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.

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Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller in-depth about this and other studies. An... 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.

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Richard Vaughn was diagnosed in September of 1945, just after he turned six years old.  

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Stacey calls Richard a "treasure to the diabetes community." He is the author of Beating the Odd... 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.

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Jim tells us the story – it was July last year – and explains how Disney  and a very coo... 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.

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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. 

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