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From Discouraged to Inspired: Meet Chronic Superhuman Eric Dutcher

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 02/16/2021

"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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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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Maddy Trumble: Performing on Broadway with T1D (Classic Episode) show art Maddy Trumble: Performing on Broadway with T1D (Classic Episode)

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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Eric Dutcher is one of the super athletes of the diabetes world. He even calls himself Chronic Superhuman on social media! 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 Diabetes Sports Project and is training for an Ironman race later this year.

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