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The Diabetic Therapist: T1D and Mental Health

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 10/29/2019

Zegalogue: The Newest Easy-To-Use Rescue Glucagon show art Zegalogue: The Newest Easy-To-Use Rescue Glucagon

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

After decades with just one not-so-user-friendly option, another shelf stable rescue glucagon enters the market. It’s called Zegalogue, FDA-approved and coming soon in both an auto injector and a prefilled syringe. One additional future use will be in the Beta Bionics iLet pump with two chambers – one for the insulin and one for this glucagon. Stacey talks with Frank Sanders, President of Zealand Pharma U.S. and Dr. David Kendall, Senior Global Medical Advisor. This interview covers everything from the use of Zegalogue now to cost and a look at how far treatments have come. This podcast is...

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In the News: Your New Weekly Diabetes News Digest show art In the News: Your New Weekly Diabetes News Digest

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

New information about kids with type 1 and COVID, a possible link between pollution and type 2, a look at Dexcom's latest earnings call and a lot more. We're trying something new for the next few weeks! Join Stacey live every Wednesday on Facebook for the top diabetes news and headlines or listen back via the podcast or on other social outlets. Full transcription and links/sources below. Watch the replay on our or ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!          Podcast intro: Hi...

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"The Whole Thing Seems Like a Blur" - Having a Child Diagnosed with T1D During COVID

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's hard to imagine having a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the COVID pandemic. Most of us rely on community support and in-person meet ups and events to help support and guide us during that first year. But when you're diagnosed during a time of isolation and social distancing, what do you do? Andrew & Emily Hollis join Stacey this week to share their story. Their toddler, Addison, was diagnosed a year ago, a time when only one parent could enter the hospital with her, due to COVID restrictions. The Hollis family connected with others online and even created a line of 3D...

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"You can take it to another level" - Sugar Surfing with Dr. Stephen Ponder (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Stephen Ponder coined the term "Sugar Surfing" in 2013 to describe a real-time, dynamic system of managing diabetes. In this "Classic" episode we take a deep dive into what Sugar Surfing is all about and get Dr. Ponder's perspective on everything from parenting teens with diabetes to how he feels after 50+ years of living with T1D himself. Dr. Ponder is the medical director at Texas Lions Diabetes camp where he’s volunteered for almost 40 years and in 2018 he was named Diabetes Educator of the Year It’s hard to believe now with CGMs and closed loop systems, but the thinking you’ll...

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Ben West: Using Diabetes Tech to Relieve the Ben West: Using Diabetes Tech to Relieve the "Onus to Bolus"

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Ben West was a key organizer and architect of Nightscout and OpenAPS software. Even after all of the DIY and commercial development of the last ten years, he says we've barely scratched the surface of removing the mental and physical burdens from people with diabetes. Among those burdens, he says, is what he calls the onus to bolus - the responsibilities of diabetes that even the most advanced current software can't totally relieve. Ben is now the CEO at Medical Data Networks which has launched its first venture: ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and...

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"It wasn't something I was going to wait for" - John Costik Frees the Dexcom Data (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Eight years ago, you could use a CGM but you couldn't share the data. Dexcom transmitters didn't connect to phones and parents and caregivers couldn't Follow anyone. That started to change - and change quickly - in 2013. That's when John Costik posted a photo on Twitter. That photo showed John's laptop, at home, monitoring his son Evan's blood sugar while Evan was miles away, at daycare. John soon linked up with others who were also working on improving existing diabetes tech. That was the start of Nightscout and a host of other "We are not waiting" improvements, many of which are now...

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"If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It" - Don Muchow Ran From Disneyland to Disney World with T1D

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This month, Don Muchow became the first person to run from Disneyland in California all the way to Disney World in Florida. It's a pretty amazing story when you consider that when Don was diagnosed with type 1 back in 1972 they told him that exercise was too dangerous. He wasn't even allowed to take part in his school's gym class! Don shares how he made the turn to ultramarathons and beyond and what led him to make this incredible coast to coast journey. He had to contend with COVID delays along the way and got a terrific surprise when he arrived in Orlando. Plus.. what's next? He's already...

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The Magic of Disney, with Type 1 Diabetes (Classic Episode) show art The Magic of Disney, with Type 1 Diabetes (Classic Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

A Disney vacation can seem overwhelming, even without diabetes. Add T1D to the mix and going to Disney World or Disneyland seems like it may not be worth the stress. This Classic Episode has great tips and advice to have fun without slowing down (much) at the Disney Parks. Stacey is joined by she has three generations of type 1 in her family. We talk about dos and don't for getting a disability pass (and how to decide if you need one), making do without carb counts and managing everything from hydration to ALL the walking at the parks. This episode first aired in December of 2015. ----- ...

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Going to Going to "Regular" Sleepaway Camp with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Let's talk about summer camp! Specifically non-diabetes sleepaway camp. We have a great roundtable to tackle a subject that can seem pretty scary but Stacey thinks is one of the best things she's ever done for her son. Joining Stacey are  Shelby Hughes who live with type 1 and has sent her daughter with T1D to diabetes camp and regular camp, and April Blackwell, an adult with type 1. April went to Space Camp as a kid - no surprise if you remember our previous episode with her. April works in Mission Control at NASA. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds...

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"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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