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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

"Just go!" - Jeremy Larsen Travels the World with Type 1 Diabetes (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

We can't wait to travel again! Looking back on this episode really makes you want to hit the road. Jeremy Larsen is an American currently living in Japan but he's traveled the world. Jeremy started the 70-130 project (the “perfect” blood sugar range) to show that type 1 diabetes shouldn’t hold anyone back from travel. In 2017 he came back to the states to do a national parks trip and now he . This interview with Jeremy took place in October 2015. 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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Ask the D-Moms: A Dad's Worry, First Jobs, Teen Travel show art Ask the D-Moms: A Dad's Worry, First Jobs, Teen Travel

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Moira McCarthy and Stacey are back to answer your D-parenting questions! This time around, they're talking about a dad who’s a first responder and sees the emergency side of diabetes, advice for young adults with T1D getting their first jobs and questions about teens with diabetes traveling abroad. In our Innovations segment – a new glucagon and previous guest Bob Weisher launches his Invincible Kids app for teens. 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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Up Everest, Through the Sahara, Across Canada - Extreme Athlete Sebastien Sasseville  (Classic Episode) show art Up Everest, Through the Sahara, Across Canada - Extreme Athlete Sebastien Sasseville (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Sebastien Sasseville has an incredible track record of athletic accomplishments. He's climbed Mt Everest, finished six Ironman races and completed the brutal Sahara ultramarathon. In 2014 Sebastien ran across Canada - the equivalent of 170 marathon in nine months - to raise awareness for diabetes. He was diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult. These days, Sasseville is a motivational speaker and author and  late last year he teamed up with Tandem Diabetes as a brand ambassador. This interview was taped in the summer of 2015 at the Friends for Life Conference. ----- available to...

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The Useless Pancreas: A New Place to Find Type 1 Diabetes Products show art The Useless Pancreas: A New Place to Find Type 1 Diabetes Products

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

 There are a lot of terrific small businesses creating products to help with diabetes management. We've seen families with 3-D printers making insulin vial cases, people who've come up with better ways to make your CGM stick to your body, and  creative clothing with places for pumps. What if you could search through those products in one place? That's the question Adam & Celeste Litt decided to answer when they started their Adam was diagnosed with LADA a few years ago. He and Celeste share what that diagnosis was like (he was initially misdiagnosed with type 2), how they teach...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

We can't wait to enjoy live theater again! That made us think about some of performers we've spoke to over the years. Maddy Trumble performed as Mary Poppins during that national tour and has also played Elphaba in Wicked. She was in the original Broadway production of Newsies, and many more plays and musicals. Maddy was diagnosed with type one as a kid, and always knew that she wanted to be a performer. Maddy gets real about the cost of this type of career - she's had trouble with health insurance as its tied to constantly getting performing jobs. And we catch up to her to find out what her...

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Delaying a T1D Diagnosis? The FDA Considers Teplizumab show art Delaying a T1D Diagnosis? The FDA Considers Teplizumab

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The very first treatment to prevent type 1 diabetes for any length of time is in front of the FDA right now. Teplizumab has been show to prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in people shown to be at high risk of developing it. Stacey talks to Dr. Henry Anhalt of Dr. Anhalt is a pediatric endocrinologist and has a lot to say about what this would mean to his patients. Listen to our In Innovations, a round table on insulin pricing with Congresswoman Katie Porter. It didn't have her famous white board, but participants pulled no punches. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you...

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"Has It Changed My Life? Absolutely" - Julie's Islet Cell Transplant (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Julie Allred received two separate islet cell transplants ten years ago. How is she doing today? Diagnosed at age 10, Julie was told she would never have children and she wouldn't live to see age 30. She’s proved her doctors wrong on both counts – her daughter was married a few years ago – but she did have a lot of trouble with unpredictable and debilitating lows in her 30s. These lows were so unpredictable and dangerous that she not only stopped driving, she barely left her house. Then she found out about a clinical trial of islet cell transplants. This interview was first aired in...

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"It Doesn't Have to be Serious and Scary" - Talking About Lows with Ginger Vieira & Mike Lawson

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

How do you treat lows? We're not just talking about candy vs juice. Treating lows also means managing expectations, considering mental health and even addressing other people's reactions. join us for a great discussion about what can be a frightening issue for kids and adults who use insulin. Mike Lawson and Ginger Vieira both live with type 1. They explain the thinking behind the book and talk about their own experiences with low blood sugar. Stacey shares her experience as a parent of a young child with type 1 who couldn't articulate when he felt low. In Tell me something good, I checked in...

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"If You Need Help, We're Here to Help You" - The Mission of Mutual Aid Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

When they're out of options, people who use insulin are turning to Go Fund Me accounts and other online crowd-sourcing ways of raising funds. is a new organization that hopes to help. Their mission is "to ensure every member of the diabetes community has access to adequate diabetes supplies, medications, sustainability resources via facilitated peer support." This week Stacey spoke to Emily Miller, part of the leadership team at MAD to learn more. ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!    ...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

She wore her insulin pump in the Miss America pageant back in 2014 and Sierra Sandison continues to advocate for people with diabetes today. In this Classic episode from June 2015, you'll hear from Sierra just as her book "Sugar Linings" is coming out. We'll catch up you on what Sierra is doing these days, her advocacy work and her accomplishments outside of the diabetes community. & accomplishments   ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!          Episode Transcription...

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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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