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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

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week.. a frank discussion about the type 1 diabetes community and inclusion. About race and diversity. Actress and model Anita Nicole Brown says people of color are being left behind Buy Stacey's Book: "The World's Worst Diabetes Mom" We talk about how to get more voices in the community.. and better representation at conferences and in leadership. We also talk about working on sets and getting booked for acting jobs with type 1. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! In Tell Me Something Good.. a bunch of ride and walk milestones to share. One of our TMSG mentions is Dennis who's...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

What happens when two huge diabetes organizations decide to work together? We're all about to find out. Stacey talks to the CEOs of JDRF & Beyond Type 1 about their newly announced "alliance." Buy Stacey's Book - "The World's Worst Diabetes Mom" JDRF's Aaron Kowalski and Beyond Type 1's Thom Scher join Stacey for a talk about why these groups came together and what that means for the diabetes community. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! More info about the announcement here Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of...

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"Everyone is an Athlete" - Erik Douds Talks T1D, Motivation & Extreme Sports

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Erik Douds has big plans for the next few weeks. First, a 100 mile bike ride through Death Valley next week and then the New York City Marathon. Douds says these events take on a new - unexpected layer when you have type 1: it becomes about community. Buy the Book! The World's Worst Diabetes Mom is on sale now! Erik is partnering with Scott Johnson on the JDRF Death Valley Ride, we'll talk about how the popular community leader got involved. Donate to Erik & Scott's JDRF Ride Plus.. tell me something good! Scholarships and new blogs! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! This...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Halloween doesn't have to be scary for children with type 1 diabetes or their parents. Moira McCarthy & Stacey are back with Ask the DMoms. They answer your questions about all those bags of candy, lows while kids run around the neighborhood, pumps and d-tech under costumes and much more. Order Stacey's new book - The World's Worst Diabetes Mom In Tell Me Something Good: A good beat and a follow-up that lets us say yes to the question.. is there a doctor in the house? Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Listen to our previous episode with Kelly Kunik dignosed as a child on...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

One Drop made a name for itself with a beautiful design; this summer it became the only diabetes devices in Apple stores. But founder Jeff Dachis says that the mission goes far beyond looking good. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Jeff explains all that One Drop does and shares his frightening diagnosis story. We also talk about his past as an early internet innovator. Order Stacey's Book - The World's Worst Diabetes Mom: Real Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes ----- 00:00 What's on this week? Stacey welcome: Stacey mentions that two episodes ago she profiled...

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"Evidence-Based Hope" and Type 1 Diabetes: New Info, New Optimism

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Is the news about diabetes better than many of us believe? A deeper look into some important studies with two leaders in the diabetes community. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Dr. Bill Polonski of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Dr. Steve Edelman, founder of TCOYD and an endocrinologist who lives with type 1, join Stacey to talk about how to go through the evidence that’s sort of hiding in plain sight.. to live well with diabetes. Sign up for our newsletter here Tell me something good: a young woman’s letter to a major clothing company sparks a change – it’s all...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Would you ask your teenage daughter to be the first to try a new DIY diabetes method? Carson's family did. She's been Looping with Omnipod since last fall; as far as we know, she's the first person to do so. Pre-order the World's Worst Diabetes Mom, Stacey's New Book! We’ll talk about being a loop guinea pig, how her parents are doing and more.  In our Community Connection this week, Stacey talks to Dave Peterson, the GM of the Worcester Bravehearts about his diagnoses with type 1 as an adult. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Learn more about Open Omni Learn more about...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week, it's our Ask the D-Moms back to school edition. We talk about tech in school, schedules, 504s and when your kid only has twenty minutes for lunch. Stacey & Moira McCarthy answer your questions. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Plus.. Tell me Something Good with a big brother who steps up, and a pageant appearance that makes a difference Pre-order Stacey's Book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Sign up for our newsletter here   ----- Use...

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When Type 1 Diabetes Leads to Inspiration: Krishna Kaliannan & Catalina Crunch show art When Type 1 Diabetes Leads to Inspiration: Krishna Kaliannan & Catalina Crunch

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Krishna Kaliannan is the founder of Catalina Crunch, a low carb cereal company. But that wasn’t the path he thought he’d take when he was diagnosed with type 1 in high school. In fact, he was so angry about the diagnosis that for a while, he considered ignoring the whole thing: Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Krishna made his peace – he tells us how – and he wound up creating a line of low-carb crunchy cereals. He also lives with epilepsy.. and shares that story as well. Sign up for our newsletter here In our Community Connection: Sugar Surfing for your doctor, a new...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes. This episode contains the full panel. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group You'll hear about everything from periods to menopause to appearance issues with diabetes gear. The panel includes Elizabeth Forrest, the founder of Touched by Type 1, the conference where this panel took place, lawyer Risa Katz and Nicole Johnson, who is with JDRF now and was Miss America in 1999.  All the women live with type 1 diabetes. This is the full panel - an excerpt ran in the episode immediately preceding...

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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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