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Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer: News From ADA 2019 & More

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 06/18/2019

In the News... Dexcom to acquire Omnipod? People with T1D living longer, JDRF awareness on Everest and more! show art In the News... Dexcom to acquire Omnipod? People with T1D living longer, JDRF awareness on Everest and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s in the news! Got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: Dexcom is reportedly in talks to buy Omnipod, Abbott & Dexcom sue and countersue each other over patents, new study showing people with type 1 diabetes are living longer, a JDRF advocate climbs Mt Everest, and more! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and...

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"Take the Leap" - Mike Joyce is a Long Distance Hiker with T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Mike Joyce is out there – somewhere – on the Pacific Crest Trail. He set out a couple of days before this episode airs, on a 2600 mile long distance hike. It's part of his attempt to complete what’s called the Triple Crown of Hiking. He’s already done the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide trail. Only 535 people have completed the Triple Crown. Mike lives with type 1 and he’ll share how he went from pretty sedentary to long distance hiker and how he manages his diabetes on these incredibly long and challenging hikes. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you...

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In the News.. Beta cells in microbeads, new injectable for T2D, Mannkind buys V-Go... and more! show art In the News.. Beta cells in microbeads, new injectable for T2D, Mannkind buys V-Go... and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's in the news! Got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: new research that keeps beta cells safer after transplant, a new drug for type 2 also shows weight loss success, the makers of Afrezza buy a simple patch pump, Beyond Type 1 tackles mental health and diabetes and lots more! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories...

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"The system really learns you" - The latest on the iLet Bionic Pancreas

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

We've got an update from Beta Bionics, makers of the iLet pump. This is the system that, among many other things, requires very little input from the user. They’re hoping this makes it accessible for more people. Stacey talks to to interim CEO Martha Goldberg Aronson. She shares more information about recent studies regarding the Ilet, news about their submission to the FDA and a look into the future for this long-awaited piece of technology. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. ----- ...

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In the News.. Nanoparticles T1D study, Oral insulin tested for T2D, a type 1 Squishmallow and more! show art In the News.. Nanoparticles T1D study, Oral insulin tested for T2D, a type 1 Squishmallow and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s “In the News…” Got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: racial disparities in treatment for kids with type 1, new study looks at oral insulin for type 2, nanoparticles tested to prevent diabetes and why is there a Squishmallow toy being marketed as having T1D? That and a lot more. Full transcript and links to sources below. ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News!...

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Dexcom G7 Update With CTO Jake Leach show art Dexcom G7 Update With CTO Jake Leach

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Dexcom's G7 is in front of the FDA right now. There are some significant changes to the system, including what’s basically a snooze for essential alarms, including the urgent low. Dexcom’s Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach answers your questions about adhesive, direct to watch, accuracy, and even mentions the G8. (includes a video of the system) This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please...

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In the News.. FDA suspends stem cell study, Omnipod 5 wider rollout, Dexcom G7 update and more! show art In the News.. FDA suspends stem cell study, Omnipod 5 wider rollout, Dexcom G7 update and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's "In the News..." Got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: An FDA hiccup for Vertex, Omnipod 5 starts wider rollout, New peek at Dexcom G7 features, Beta Bionic study info, "Hey Alexa, predict my blood sugar" and Healthline shuts down their main source of diabetes news and information. -- Join us LIVE every Wednesday at 4:30pm ET ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m...

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"It's more than a physical condition" The Diabetes and Mental Health Conference

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week, we're having a conversation about diabetes beyond numbers. Yes,  there are a lot of those and they are very important. But have you ever stopped to think about the mental energy and emotional effort behind those numbers? Even if your A1C and Time in Range are what your doctor wants to see. Our guests, and are therapists who both live with diabetes. They’ve come together Stacey asks them about a lot of very common issues and about how to start those conversations. The conference takes place May 20-21. It's virtual - This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you...

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In the News... ATTD News From Dexcom, Beta Bionics, Libre, Ypsomed & more show art In the News... ATTD News From Dexcom, Beta Bionics, Libre, Ypsomed & more

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s “In the News…” Got a few minutes? Get caught up! Our top stories this week include headlines from the ATTD Conference - that’s the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes Conference. There's a bit of new information about the Dexcom G7, Beta Bionics announces it will release pivotal trial results, and news of the first AID system using the Libre 3 is announced. Along with ATTD there's news about type 2 diabetes and grocery stores, all types of diabetes and nursing homes and a person with T1D is on the cover of British Vogue. Learn more about Join us LIVE every...

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"We can do it" - Civica Rx and Non-Profit Insulin

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Could this finally be a big shake up in the price of insulin? Civica Rx plans to sell the most popular types of fast and long acting insulin for a flat price of 30-dollars a vial. This week you'll hear from Ned McCoy, Civica’s Chief Operating Officer. He explains why they’re confident this will work, who will be able to buy the finished product, when it will be available and what Civica RX is all about. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! -----...

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More Episodes

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. 

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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 G7 and when we’ll stop seeing the G4.

Learn more about the top research from ADA 2019 

In our Community Connection, a new resource to help you find the best pump, CGM and other diabetes tech for you. It's called DiabetesWise, an initiative from the Stanford School of Medicine funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. 

And Tell Me Something Good is all about research that could help the entire diabetes community. Learn about a new prevention study from Trial Net that delayed the onset of T1D for two years.


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00:00 Open: What's on the Show This Week?

1:35 Stacey Welcome - Benny's was at camp when Stacey taped this episode (he's back now and had a blast - more on that next week). More about the transcriptions that started going out last week. Sign up for the newsletter to start receiving these monthly "extras." And Texas Roadhouse restaurant is helping JDRF - donating proceeds from their online gift cards. But this ends June 30th so click here to find out more. 

5:45 Interview with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer

42:45 Community Connection all about DiabetesWise

45:35 TMSG: TrialNet's Teplizumab prevention study 


Previous interviews with Dexcom:

CTO Jake Leach - Feb 2019 focuses on Apple "Hey Siri" update and more on trouble shooting G6 sensors

CEO Kevin Sayer - Jan 2019 focuses on G6 rollout, NYE Share/Follow outage and listener questions

CEO Kevin Sayer - May 2018 focuses on G6 launch and Dexcom wearable integration

CEO Kevin Sayer - March 2018 Dexcom G6 Approved

Former CTO Jorge Valdes- June 2017 Apple watch integration discussion, G5 for Android, Dexcom company discussion 


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