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.


March 14, 2023 34 min

Ginger Vieira is here to talk about her new book – she’s written on everything from pregnancy with diabetes to exercise to her new series of children’s books. But she’s such a well-versed advocate, I had to ask her about her work at the T1D Exchange and all about her use of Afrezza. Why does she love it so much and what does she want you to know about using inhaled insulin?

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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: learning more about Lilly's plan to lower the price of some insulins, Abbott's Libre 2 and Libre 3 get FDA approval to work with automated insulin delivery systems like Control IQ and Omnipod 5, Medicare expands coverage of CGMs for people with type 2, an old blood pressure medication shows promising results i...

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Last fall, Tzield was approved to delay type 1 diabetes in people predicted to develop it. This week, I’m talking one of the first families to use what used to be called Teplizumab for their son, as a regular patient, outside the clinical trials. How exactly does this all work? Who’s eligible and how do you cover the enormous financial cost?

Amanda Troutman talks about why they went through this process with her son, William. Their...

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Dexcom’s G7 has been available in the US for less than two weeks, but the company continues to look ahead. Part of the future? Their Type Zero group – which created Tandem’s Control IQ – is working on a truly closed loop system.

Chief Operating Officer Jake Leach spoke to Stacey from the recent ATTD Conference. Of course we also asked a bunch of your G7 questions and had a more in-depth discussion about CGM monitoring for people wi...

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Infusion sets have always seems like the weak link of pumping for us. What good is the best algorithm and state of the art pump and CGM if the way it all attaches to the body is no good? New information shows infusion failures happen more than you may think. John Wilcox's company, DiaTech Diabetes, has an infusion set failure detection system. He’s going to explains what that is, how it works and what you can do with the sets you h...

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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: Dexcom G7 is now available in the United States, Insulet buys assets from Bigfoot and another California company, new studies about cannabis and type 1 and COVID and diabetes, different predictors of type 2 in women and men, plus scholarships for T1D students.

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When you’re a parent with diabetes, your kids often learn about diabetes before they can read or write. They know you might beep or take shots or wear a CGM and they often become diabetes helpers in serious circumstances. This week, Dr. Phyllisa Deroze talks about why she wrote a new book “Diabetes Helpers.” Dr. Deroze began blogging at DiagnosedNOTdefeated.com almost immediately after being diagnosed with diabetes in 2011. The fol...

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Tandem Diabetes has made some big moves recently, acquiring two new companies – one makes infusion sets, the other a patch pump called Sigi, and their tiny Mobi pump is in front of the FDA right now. We’re finding out how it may all come together from Tandem’s EVP and Chief Strategy Office Elizabeth Gasser. We talk about how these acquisitions have changed Tandem’s road map – you may remember they released that look into the future...

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. This week, Dexcom sets a US release date for the G7, we find out whether Tandem will be a Tidepool Loop partner now that Insulet and Medtronic are out, Omnipod Eros to be discontinued, a new study says there's a better age to test kids for type 1, a new smart insulin pen sensor can also be used to track dosing of GLP-1 medications, ...

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The US FDA has approved Tidepool Loop, an app designed to automate insulin dosing. Born out the do-it-yourself, "we are not waiting" movement, it has designs and features not in the first wave of commercial automated systems like Omnipod 5 and Tandem’s Control IQ. CEO Howard Look talks to Stacey about what was approved here and what Tidepool Loop is all about.

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How are those New Year's resolutions going? By this time, it’s possible you’ve given up. But maybe it's just that you’ve set your goals a little too high.

This week, Stacey talks to Ben Tzeel, Founder of Your Diabetes Insider, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Ben also lives with type 1. We’re going to talk about how to make the changes you want in a ...

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories from the diabetes community from the last seven days. This week: Cost Plus pharmacy starts putting out feelers about insulin, asking people to take part in a pilot program, EO Flow looks at the US market for their new patch pump, quite a few new studies about type 2 diabetes drugs, a study about slowing down type 1 in kids and much more!

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We've got new information about Dexcom’s G7 launch and much more. CEO Kevin Sayer says it’ll be available in the US before the end of March. Sayer joins us from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. He talks about Dexcom’s pump partners, when the FDA will let them put in features they already have in Europe but not here, and answers a lot of your questions.

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Dad and daughter, Randall and Emma Barker, were diagnosed at the same age (ten) and have a few other coincidences around their experiences with T1D. They have a close relationship and this week, they share their story.

The Barkers are here to talk about eye health – we get help from the American Diabetes Association's Dr. Laura Hieronymus to talk about treatment and prevention of complications, which Randall has. But we also talk a...

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It’s In the News, a look at the top stories from the diabetes community from the last seven days. This week: predictions of a huge increases in cases of type 2, insulin prices are capped for those with Medicare, Omnipod commits to a basal-only pump for people with type 2, and more!

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Happy new year! What will 2023 bring for diabetes technology? We bring our best guesses to the table and we take a look back at what we said would happen last year. Stacey is joined by Chris Wilson on a Twitter Spaces Chat and you'll also hear from Mike Hoskins for a look back to 2022.

Mike is currently an editor at Healthline and formerly the managing editor at DiabetesMine. Chris Wilson, is a longtime advocate and information jun...

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It’s our annual game show: Wait Wait Don’t Poke Me! Taped earlier this year for the Mental Health Plus Diabetes Conference, this is a light hearted episode with games and trivia, all centered around diabetes.

Our guests are Rob Howe, Taylor Daniel and Mark Heyman.. three terrific diabetes advocates who will introduce themselves and share more about their diabetes connections.

There is a video version over on YouTube.

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A student athlete diagnosed with type 1 just after her very first college season, Bri Caraquillo had reached her dream of playing lacrosse at Yale but had to figure it all out all over again after her diagnosis in May of 2020
Bri is part of the very first class of Dexcom U – a program that’s happening under the new NIL ruling . We’ll explain what that is, what it means for these student athletes and get advice from Bri about balanc...

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It's In the News, a look at the top stories from the diabetes community from the last seven days. This week: Tandem buys the maker of Sigi Pump, a reusable, rechargable patch pump, Lilly uncouples from Ypsomed, big study finds widespread adoption of insulin pumps among people with type 1, but not among people of color, a big look at vegetables studies and why potatoes are basically messing things up.. and a lot more!

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This week.. after a year of deliberations, the US FDA approves the newest product from Dexcom, the G7. This is a much smaller device, with all-in-one sensor and transmitter, shorter warm up time and many more new features.

Stacey talks with Dexcom’s Chief Operating Officer Jake Leach. They do a lighting round of questions to learn more about what was – and was NOT – approved here. It’s not exactly what’s already on the market in Eu...

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