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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/02/2019

"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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Staying in the Military After A T1D Diagnosis - Jason Cyr's Story show art Staying in the Military After A T1D Diagnosis - Jason Cyr's Story

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Staying in the US Military ater a type 1 diabetes diagnosis isn't easy, but it can be done. Meet Jason Cyr. Diagnosed in 2011 while deployed in Africa, he was able to return to the Army and retire on his own terms a few years later. Jason is an élite cyclist and now a cycling coach. Stacey mentions another veteran who was able to stay on active duty after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. In Tell Me Something Good diabetes month stuff, a big milestone for the college diabetes network and This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your...

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“The Mission Hasn’t Changed At All” - JDRF CEO Aaron Kowalski on the Impact of COVID-19 show art “The Mission Hasn’t Changed At All” - JDRF CEO Aaron Kowalski on the Impact of COVID-19

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF began this year by funding more research projects than ever before, but after COVID changed everything, what does the future hold?  We caught up with CEO Aaron Kowalski to ask what their mission to "cure, prevent & treat" type 1 diabetes look like in a time when fund raising is down and the future is unclear. In Tell Me Something Good find out about two contests Stacey is running. One in our FB group (see link below) and the other We're celebrating 1,000,000 downloads!! full of expert advice for managing insulin-dependent diabetes. Terrific for newly diagnosed families or...

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"It's Not Going To Go Away" - The Future of Telemedicine & Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Have you seen your doctor remotely this year? Turns out that endocrinology is the number one specialty using telemedicine in 2020. We talk to Dr. Peter Alperin from that says about 20% of all medical visits will be conducted via telemedicine this year. We also talk about what this means going forward, how to get the most of a visit when you can't be in person and why the heck doctors' offices still use fax machines! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode Transcription...

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The Amazing Race: Leo Brown's Unique Diabetes Story show art The Amazing Race: Leo Brown's Unique Diabetes Story

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

 Meet Leo Brown from this season of The Amazing Race! He lives with diabetes, but his story isn’t a typical one. Leo was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, where the body makes too much insulin, and had almost his entire pancreas removed. Leo will share his unique story and tell us about running the race with his girlfriend, Alana. In Tell Me Something Good, babies! Weddings! And a football first for someone who’s been kicking t1d every day for a long time. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care...

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Diagnosed On Halloween: Kelly Kunik Marks Four Decades with T1D show art Diagnosed On Halloween: Kelly Kunik Marks Four Decades with T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Halloween can be a challenge for many families touched by diabetes, but just imagine beng diagnosed ON Halloween. That's what happened to Kelly Kunik in 1977. In this "Classic" episode from 2017, Kelly shares her story, her family's unique experience with diabetes, and what led her to Listen to our ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode transcription: Stacey Simms  0:00 This episode of Diabetes Connections is brought to you by the world's worst diabetes mom real life...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week Ask the D-Moms is back, answering a very different kind of question. How do you know what diabetes news is reliable? Moira McCarthy and Stacey both have backgrounds in professional news media. We’ll talk about medical studies, news sources and, community & social media info. In Tell Me Something Good what do prescription swim goggles have to do with diabetes? Nothing really, but it ties into a new realty tv contest where we spotted a Dexcom. 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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Get Insulin.org: A New Get Insulin.org: A New "One Stop Clearing House" For Insulin Access

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

There's a new way to connect people with diabetes who take insulin with assistance programs. It's a new website from Beyond Type 1 and, of course, it's not without controversy. launched earlier this month, so we asked Thom Scher, the CEO of Beyond Type 1 to come on the podcast. Thom explains what the website is all about, why they started it and how it works. He also answers our questions about why Beyond Type 1 accepts money from insulin makers, what that means for this program and why they teamed up with groups like the NAACP to get the word out. ----- available to Diabetes Connections...

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"Being Strong is Wonderful"- World Record Holder Linda Franklin on Fitness & T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Linda Franklin is one of the strongest people we know - and we mean that literally! She holds world records for power lifting and has ranked at an elite national level for cross fit. Linda was diagnosed with type 1 at age 26 and reveals she struggled with management until she found her community. You may know Linda from the amazing Facebook group, In Tell Me Something Good, the dedication of a dad. Innovations this week has an update 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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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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