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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/02/2019

"Challenging and Humbling" - Raising Teens with Diabetes: Moira McCarthy (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Raising teens with diabetes can be very difficult, but there's a lot parents can do to make it less stressful. This week's guest has advice because she's been there. Moira McCarthy is the author of Raising Teens with Diabetes and she shares how a very tough time with her daughter, Lauren, taught her what these kids really need. The secret? You might think it's better technology or a certain diet or even discipline, but as Moira explains, it's compassion.  Lauren is all grown up now, with a great job and a life far from home. She and Moira have a terrific relationship and she very...

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DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains the Tidepool Loop Submission show art DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains the Tidepool Loop Submission

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Right now, the very first diabetes technology with roots in the do-it-yourself community is in front of the FDA. Tidepool CEO Howard Look joins us to talk about what, if approved, will be a prescription mobile app controller: Tidepool Loop. We get details on the submission, including everything from how you’d actually get this app to whether you’ll be able to set your own blood sugar target ranges to which devices Loop could work with, international possibilities and much more. Howard mentioned Tidepool documents. In Tell Me Something Good a teenager with type 1 has a big idea about a...

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"Educational, Comforting & Really Fun" - The Story Behind Jerry the Bear (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

You may know But this learning and companion toy for children with type 1 diabetes got his start as a college project. Ten students from Northwestern University entered the first every DiabetesMine Design Challenge back in 2009 and won the most creative design. A few of those students continued on and – as you’ll hear – started a new company called Sproutel. In addition to Jerry the Bear, This interview with Sproutel CEO Aaron Horowitz and Chief Creative Officer Hanna Chung first aired in November 2015. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of...

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"We Must Change This" - Advocating for Type 1 Diabetes and COVID Vaccinations

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

As the COVID vaccine roll out continues in the United States, many people with type 1 diabetes feel like they’re in danger of being left behind. Why is this happening and what can we do about it? Hear from long-time advocate Paul Madden. He's lived with type 1 for almost 60 years and he's been fighting for the rights of people with diabetes almost as long. Stacey & Paul talk about what the science says about COVID and all types of diabetes, why the priorities are different state to state and what we can all do to be better advocates. In our Innovations segment this week, and This...

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"Ultimately, it's not going to hold me back" - Phillies General Manager Sam Fuld (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The Legend of Sam Fuld was born during his days in the minor leagues and when he played for the Oakland A's and in Tampa Bay. It involved his wild dives and seeming willingness to do whatever it took to make the play. Earlier this year, Fuld became the General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Sam Fuld was diagnosed with type 1 at age ten and first spoke to Stacey in 2016. In this classic episode he shares his story, what he did as a player to manage his blood sugar, and This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care...

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From Discouraged to Inspired: Meet Chronic Superhuman Eric Dutcher show art From Discouraged to Inspired: Meet Chronic Superhuman Eric Dutcher

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Eric Dutcher is one of the super athletes of the diabetes world. He even calls himself But he spent years years thinking diabetes meant that he shouldn't be active, and he admits he got pretty low. Eric shares how he found his way to a brighter - and incredibly active - future. He's now a big part of the and is training for an Ironman race later this year. More in this episode on ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!       

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Spare a Rose and a Game Show! (Classic Episode) show art Spare a Rose and a Game Show! (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Spare a Rose has become an annual tradition in the diabetes community. The idea is simple: this Valentine's Day buy eleven roses, rather than the traditional dozen, and donate the money you save to the campaign. The cost of just that one rose will provide a child with diabetes in an under-resourced country enough insulin for one month. This interview is from our first Spare a Rose episode back in 2016. Stacey talks to advocates Scott Johnson, Kerri Sparling & Bennet Dunlap. In addition to learning more about he life-saving program, they also play our very first game show. Find out more and...

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"Hey, you're like Daddy now" - When a child is also diagnosed with T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Chris Stocker is a well-known voice from the early Diabetes Online Community, launching his blog about life with type 1 diabetes called in 2007. In 2019, he stepped back a bit from the DOC with good reason: his daughter, four years old at the time, had just been diagnosed as well. Now, two years later, Chris is jumping back into the online community via and a . He talks to Stacey about what it's been like for his family to adjust to their new situation. He also has a great message for any men who live with T1D. In Tell Me Something Good, And some new books are our for the littlest ones of...

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"We Need More Dorks" - NASA Engineer Ernie Prado (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Ernie Prado was diagnosed with type 1 as a teenager and is now a project engineer at NASA. He has a terrific story and it's not exactly what you'd expect. Ernie wasn't a diabetes superstar who lived a perfect diabetes life all along. We're so grateful he was generous enough to share the real story! This is our first in a new series of "Classic Episodes." In addition to our regular Tuesday episodes, we'll bring you an additional episode like this every Thursday. What’s a classic episode? It’s an interview that aired a long time ago but isn't dated in a way that takes away from the...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

When Swiss pump maker Ypsomed launches brings it's business to America, likely in 2022, it'll be with Lilly Diabetes as their partner. The Ypsopump will be the first pump in the US that only takes one brand of insulin. This week, we spoke with Mike Mason, president of Lilly Diabetes about that decision, more about how the actual pump system will work and their timeline. Stacey also talks about how they were able to use a coupon to keep Benny on humalog - it wasn't as easy as some have said. And she has advice to make it work for you. Plus, new A1C guidelines for kids with diabetes. This...

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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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