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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

"Blood Sugar Boss" Ben Tzeel / "Actually, I Can!" Author Morgan Panzirer

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Meet two people with diabetes making a difference in very different ways. We're talking to dietitian and strength coach Ben Tzeell & teen author Morgan Panzirer.  First, if you've sort of fallen off the nutrition and exercise wagon in the last few months, you’re not alone. But getting back in the game doesn’t mean going to extremes. Ben has advice about starting small and making changes that stick. Morgan was diagnosed with T1D at age 6. She's now 19 and just wrote a book about her life – so far – with diabetes. It's called Actually I Can. This podcast is not intended as...

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"I Can't Imagine Any Place More Special" - Diabetes Camp Goes Virtual

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes camp is looking very different this summer as almost every program has shifted to a virtual experience. We talk to the people behind Clara Barton Camp, one of the oldest and well-established D-Camps in the country. Sam Stevens was diagnosed at age 5 and went to Clara Barton that very summer. She says she basically grew up there, becoming a counselor and now a volunteer helping coordinate their very first virtual experience. In Tell Me Something Good, an Emmy and an incredible story of perseverance and survival around COVID 19. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you...

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"A First Look Under The Hood" - Control IQ Studies & What's Next From Tandem

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Tandem presented new studies at the recent ADA conference and got approval for some of the youngest people with diabetes to use their newest tech. Steph Habif is Tandem’s Senior Director of Behavioral Sciences. She shares what those studies found, gives us more information about Control IQ and touches on what products are up next for the company. In Tell Me Something Good, great news about college scholarships for students with type 1. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. ----- available to...

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"As Interoperable As Possible" - Talking to Dexcom CTO Jake Leach

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Digging deeper into recent news from and about Dexcom. Stacey talks to Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about the news that competitor Abbott has received approval for it's Libre 2 CGM. What does that mean for the marketplace? She also asks Jake about G6 sensor issues, data gathering and more. Dexcom statement on data and privacy: Patient safety is a top priority at Dexcom, and we design our products to be as safe and secure as possible, as the data that comes into our system from CGM devices is extremely important for patients and physicians in understanding and improving diabetes...

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"A Little Bigger Than a Nickel" - What's Next From Dexcom?

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Dexcom is featured in a lot of headlines coming out of this year's just-completed ADA Scientific Sessions. Stacey talks to CEO Kevin Sayer about everything from how COVID has impacted the G7 timeline, what the G7 will actually feature, adhesive changes and more. She asks why Europe got approval for back of arm placement and when we might see that in the USA and, once again, we check in on direct to watch progress. In Tell Me Something Good, a major league dream comes true. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care...

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"You Can Either Help Us or Understand We'll Do It Anyway." One Couple's Story in the DIY Diabetes Movement

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Melissa and Kevin Lee played an important role in what we know now as NightScout and the DIY movement.  Their interest was initially sparked because they wanted to have children. Melissa lives with type 1 and Kevin has an engineering background. They jumped in with many other "hackers" to create what we know now as Nightscout and other DIY systems. By the way, the Lee's children are now ten and eight! In Tell Me Something Good, wedding bells for a T1D couple – which spark some fun stories from others in the community.. and an update on a change my son made after our last episode. This...

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"Don't Judge Yourself, Everything You're Feeling is Normal" - Managing Stress With T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

 If you're feeling extraordinary stress because of events in the news, you're not alone. This week, Stacey talks to Dr. Mark Heyman about simple things people with diabetes can do to manage better (and give themselves a break). Dr. Heyman is a diabetes psychologist and the Founder and He was diagnosed with type 1 while in college. In Tell Me Something Good – parents going an extra mile to make their kids feel included and a big challenge ends but we'll talk about "T1D 24/7" This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health...

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"I Tell Them I'm a Cyborg" - Talking To My 15-Year-Old Son About Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

In-depth with a teenager who lives with type 1.  Stacey interviews her son Benny, who was diagnosed just before he turned two. They talk about Control IQ, explaining what diabetes is to people who don't know and what he does these days for sports and other activities. Benny answers listener questions and looks back on 13 years of T1D. In TMSG – graduation good news, two popular diabetes books get an update and more 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...

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Dr. Natalie Strand: Chronic Pain, Type 1 Diabetes & Looking Back at Dr. Natalie Strand: Chronic Pain, Type 1 Diabetes & Looking Back at "The Amazing Race"

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Nat Strand is an anesthesiologist who lives with type 1 and a mom of two young children. She just contributed to a paper all about pain management guidelines in this difficult time, when many people can’t see their doctors to face to face. You also may know her as the winner The Amazing Race in 2010. Of course we also talk about having T1D and that crazy travel show! In Tell Me Something Good: virtual events, fire fighters and a lego master This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Have a diabetes...

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"Stargirl" actor Brec Bassinger Talks Type 1 Diabetes and More

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

There's a new superhero coming to the popular CW network lineup. Stargirl features actor Brec Bassinger, who lives with type 1 diabetes. We first spoke to Brec a couple of years ago, just after her run on Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs." She shares what’s changed with her diabetes management since then, advice about speaking up for what she needs without feeling weird about diabetes & much more. It's an athletic edition of Tell Me Something Good with marathons! Hiking! And that feeling when you do something your middle school coach told you you’d never do because of diabetes. ...

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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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