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Diagnosed at Disney World: The Magic of Community

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/16/2019

Everyone is an Athlete: Erik Douds on T1D and Extreme Sports show art Everyone is an Athlete: Erik Douds on T1D and Extreme Sports

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week.. a big time coming up for my guest.. a 100 mile bike ride through Death Valley next week and then the New York City Marathon two weeks later. But Erik Douds says these events take on a new - unexpected layer when you have type 1 - (DC 253 Guest) 19:11 You realize yes, it’s about the ride but it’s so much more about the people you’re talking to while you’re out there, hanging around the pool and hearing other people’s stories.. that’s what’s magical, the community coming together and experiencing something like that. You share your war stories and you get to share your...

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Ask the D-Moms: Managing Halloween With Type 1 Diabetes show art Ask the D-Moms: Managing Halloween With Type 1 Diabetes

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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Jeffrey Dachis & One Drop: More Than A Meter Company show art Jeffrey Dachis & One Drop: More Than A Meter Company

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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She Is Not Waiting: Carson & DIY Omnipod Loop:  / Baseball GM Dave Peterson show art She Is Not Waiting: Carson & DIY Omnipod Loop: / Baseball GM Dave Peterson

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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Ask the D-Moms: Type 1 Diabetes at School show art Ask the D-Moms: Type 1 Diabetes at School

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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Women and Type 1 Diabetes (Full Panel): Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More (Bonus Episode) show art Women and Type 1 Diabetes (Full Panel): Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More (Bonus Episode)

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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Women and Type 1 Diabetes: Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More show art Women and Type 1 Diabetes: Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group You'll hear about everything from periods to menopause to standing up to your doctors. 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 an excerpt of the full panel - we'll run the entire thing in our "Extra" bonus episode which will follow this one by...

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Omnipod Update from Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic show art Omnipod Update from Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic joins us for the first time and talks with Stacey about what's new and what's coming next. Petrovic shares the latest information on Dash, Horizon, Loop and more. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Shacey also has a personal connection to type 1 diabetes: her father lives with it. She and Stacey talk about the dynamic of caring for a parent with T1D and how technology is changing that. Vote for us in the Myabetic Diabetes Awards! DiabetesMine Dash Review Omnipod Horizon studies In our Community Connection a little bit of a change from the AADE Conference,...

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It was supposed to be a vacation at the happiest place on earth, instead their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Disney world. But that’s when some unexpected good things started happening.

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Jim tells us the story – it was July last year – and explains how Disney  and a very cool Disney community - went above and beyond to help this family from Canada when they needed a little magic.

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In our Community Connection, Stacey talks about dropping her son off at a month-long sleep away camp. She shares how she needed a lift and got it from her local D-mom friends. 

And Tell Me Something Good! Scholarships for college students with type 1, a big thank you and a mountain milestone.

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Show open: What's on this week?

1:30 Welcome - Stacey talks about the Friends for Life Conferences and announces a limited presale of her book! Find out more here (and use promo code "earlybird" until July 23)

7:10 Interview with Jim about his family's experience when their daughter was diagnosed at Disney World

29:10 Community Connection: Stacey shares her experience dropping Benny off at "regular" sleep-away camp.

35:45 TMSG: Beyond Type 1 / Diabetes Scholars awards over 50 scholarships! Learn more here

A dad thanks the security guard that tracked down a diabetes bag left behind after a school trip. 

Follow Project 50 in 50 on their quest to summit the highest spot in all 50 states.


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