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From Total Denial to Totally Thriving: Meet Rachel Price

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/02/2019

Rob Howe: First Thoughts On Medtronic's 770G (and a lot more!) show art Rob Howe: First Thoughts On Medtronic's 770G (and a lot more!)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The Medtronic 770G pump was released in the United States just a few weeks ago and Robe Howe is one of the first to use it. Rob shares his first impressions and tells us what he'd really like to see in pump technology. (Rob is a paid ambassador for Medtronic, but they did not clear or review his comments for this interview). Rob & Stacey spend a lot of this episode on other issues, talking about whether people with type 1 are "disabled" and what it means to use that word. Rob talks about achievement bias (and explains what that involves) and a lot more. We also find out about his fun...

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Ypsomed: Bringing A New Insulin Pump (and Partnership) to the US show art Ypsomed: Bringing A New Insulin Pump (and Partnership) to the US

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

For the first time in several years, a new pump company is making a reach into the US market. Meet Ypsomed, the Swiss company teaming up with Lilly Diabetes. Their device, The YpsoPump, is available in Europe and Canada and has some unique features. But when it launches in the US, likely in 2022, it will only use Lilly insulin. That kind of proprietary design is unique and is raising eyebrows. Stacey talks to Simon Michel, Ypsomed's CEO (she'll talk to Lilly in a separate interview airing in a few weeks). In Innovations this week, what is an inverse diabetes vaccine? And could you be part of a...

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"It's Like a Huge Drop Of Hope" - Health Care Providers with T1D get the COVID Vaccine (Bonus Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Let's start off 2021 with some hope! This week you'll hear from five health care providers who received a COVID vaccine in late December 2020. They all live with type 1 diabetes and share their experiences leading up to the vaccine and how they felt after getting it. These folks all got the first round of the Pfizer vaccine, which means they are all scheduled for another shot right around the time this episode goes live. Back in September, lives with type 1 diabetes and asthma. She has completed the vaccine part of the trial – two shots – and says she's had no bad reactions and no...

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T1Detect: A New At-Home Test For Type 1 Diabetes show art T1Detect: A New At-Home Test For Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Could a new, simple at-home test change the way we look at diagnosing type 1 diabetes? JDRF hopes to make something called T1Detect part of annual health checks someday. Dr. Frank Martin is a Director of Research at JDRF. He explains T1Detect in detail, including what the test is like, what it costs and where the information goes. And.. in our last scheduled show of 2020.. Stacey talks about ending this lousy year with a lot of hope. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. ----- available to Diabetes...

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Wait Wait.. Don't Poke Me! The Diabetes Game Show (2020) show art Wait Wait.. Don't Poke Me! The Diabetes Game Show (2020)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's our annual game show!  Based on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, Stacey invites panelists to try their hand at diabetes trivia, bluff the listener and limericks. This was first presented at the Friends for Life Virtual Winter conference where the audience played along via online BINGO. Watch the show on Special thanks to our panelists: Lauren Lanning, Justin Masterson and Chelcie RIce! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode transcript (beta version - check back...

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Chris Sparling Brings Type 1 Diabetes to the Big Screen with Chris Sparling Brings Type 1 Diabetes to the Big Screen with "Greenland"

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The new big-budget disaster movie Greenland comes out on streaming this week. It starts Gerard Butler as the central character, trying to save his family including his son who lives with type 1. Award winning screenwriter Chris Sparling had never put diabetes into one of his movies, but he knows all about T1D. His wife is Kerri Sparling, writer of the very popular, and now archived, blog Stacey & Chris talk about writing something personal into a movie and then handing over control to a different director and producer, as well as what it's like to try to make movies during COVID...

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Stacey & Benny: What We've Learned After 14 Years of Type 1 Diabetes show art Stacey & Benny: What We've Learned After 14 Years of Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Benny sits down to talk about everything from which diabetes task he hates the most to what he loves about the diabetes community and much more. Stacey's son was diagnosed with type 1 in December of 2006, just before he turned two. This week he answers questions about Dexcom and pump site insertions and shares his excitement about turning 16 and (hopefully) getting his driver's license soon! In Innovations, we talk about the new Hello Dexcom program   ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!  ...

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"What is the Community Buzzing About?" D-Data Exchange 2020 with Amy Tenderich

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange is a great time to catch up on the latest technology and get a sneak peek at what’s coming. This is the conference where #WeAreNotWaiting was coined in 2013, which almost seems like ancient history now! We talk to founder Amy Tenderich about what's new and take some time to focus on their effort to reach more diverse voices. In Tell Me Something Good, a big diaversary to celebrate.. Stacey's son marks 14 years of type 1 diabetes this week. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care...

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"He's Why I Have My Vision" - Alecia & Marty Have a Friendship Forged in Diabetes History

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Clinical trials are incredibly important for research, but the people who take part don't usually get to meet anyone they've helped.  Marty & Alecia are a very special exception! Marty Drilling took part in a clinical trial in 1974 that later helped save Alecia Wesner’s eyesight! We’ll share their remarkable story and talk about how much progress has been made in treating diabetes eye issues. In Innovations this week.. a new partnership in the closed loop space. We'll talk about Lilly and Ypsomed This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of...

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On The World Stage With T1D: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein show art On The World Stage With T1D: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Alisa Weilerstein has been living with type 1 diabetes almost as long as she’s been making music. She debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 13, played Carnegie Hall at 15, performed at the White House at 27, and at 29 was awarded the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” fellowship. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9 and her first concern, of course, was for her fingertips! Alisa speaks to us from Berlin, where she and her family spend half their time. In Tell Me Something Good we share stories about girl scouts stepping up and hearing a Dexcom alarm at the Supreme...

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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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In our Community Connection this week, Dan Haddin is off for Teach for America, but not before creating some fantastic diabetes song parodies. Stacey plays his latest - a funny appeal to Nick Jonas.

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And in Tell Me Something Good, a day camp milestone and a hiker sets out to make his mark.

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00:00 Tease/Open: What's this week's show about?

1:50 Welcome: Stacey talks about JDRF Children's Congress coming up and talks about CWD Friends for Life later in July as well as her family's plans for the rest of the summer.

5:45 Stacey's interview with Rachel Price

32:40 Community Connection: Hear Dan Haddin's T1D Sucker Parody

36:45 TMSG: Inspired by Isabella: Isa goes to gymnastics day camp, Mike Joyce will hike the Appalachian Trail and Cami is excited (and worried) about her son heading off to college. 

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41:30 Stacey talks about the presentations she's doing at Friends for Life later this month and hints at something new coming up outside the podcast... stay tuned!

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