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In the News.. T1D gene mapping, new T2D meds, insulin implant research & more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/30/2021

In the News... Implantable insulin pump, Doctors (not parents) miss T1D symptoms, Dexcom shelf-life extension and more! show art In the News... Implantable insulin pump, Doctors (not parents) miss T1D symptoms, Dexcom shelf-life extension and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's "In the News..." the only diabetes newscast! Top stories this week: Medtronic moves on implantable insulin pump, study: doctors - but not parents - are missing symptoms of T1D in kids, Dexcom "shelf-life extension" explained, news about whether COVID is causing a surge of diabetes in children and what happened with the Apple watch BG monitoring news? -- Join us each Wednesday at 4:30pm EDT! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Transcription Below:    Hello and...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Kevin Covais was one of the youngest contestants on American Idol; he was just 16 when he made his debut during season 5. He’ll share some behind the scenes stories including managing low blood sugar during a live performance. Diagnosed with T1D at age 11, Kevin has been working steadily as an actor. We’ll talk about working in Hollywood with diabetes – and what that's been like during COVID, more about American Idol, and how Kevin found himself mentoring other kids with type 1. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's In the News... the top diabetes stories of the past seven days! This week, what did lockdown mean for BG trends, Provention Bio keeps fighting for Teplizumab, the FTC shuts down diabetes schlockmeisters and if you're still using the Dexcom G5 - you need to hear this... Join Stacey live on Facebook each Wednesday at 4:30pm EDT to watch live. ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode transcription and links below Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

The term “Walmart Insulin” has always referred to cheap, older formulations. But now an agreement with Novo Nordisk means Walmart is selling own branded version of Novolog. It's the very same insulin, with a much lower cash price. What does this mean for us as customers and for insulin pricing overall? Stacey speaks to Michael Burke, Walmart's Director of Brand Pharmacy Merchandising. They talk about who can get Relion Novolog, how much it costs, what your endo needs to know and how insurers are reacting. www.getinsulin.org Stacey mentions (we need your voice!) This podcast is not...

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In the News... new info on COVID and diabetes, bioartificial pancreas research, a T1D superhero movie and more! show art In the News... new info on COVID and diabetes, bioartificial pancreas research, a T1D superhero movie and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's "In the News..." the top diabetes headlines of the past seven days. This week: Why is COVID more dangerous with diabetes? A new study says technology (like pumps and CGMs) doesn't help "Diabetes Distress," more screening recommended for "social risk" of type 2, bioartificial pancreas research and there's a T1D Superhero movie in the works! -- Links and transcript below ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!          Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News!...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

A high school swimmer with diabetes is told he can’t compete at the state championships because of his CGM’s medical tape. It's a story that's been all over social media and national news outlets. What really happened here? We talk to Ethan Orr and his mother, Amanda Terrell-Orr. They explain  what happened that day, what they’d like to see change and what we can all do to protect our rights when it comes to diabetes. Also this week! Send us your "Dear Dr. Banting" audio! This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

This week "In the News.." Did wearing a CGM in the water disqualify a high school swimmer? What his family says happened and why they're suing. The ADA wants to start using the word "remission" instead of "reversed" for type 2 diabetes - we'll talk about why. Dexcom says they are no long smoothing data, new migraine and diabetes research and T1Interntioanl is out with their latest survey results about the price and use of insulin. each Wednesday at 4:30pm EDT! ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!  ...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

How much do you really know about the only inhalable insulin? This week, Stacey interviews the CEO of MannKind, makers of Afrezza. Mike Castagna talks about how Afrezza works, misconceptions about the product, the worldwide market, pediatric studies and lots more. 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 listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode transcription below: Stacey Simms  0:00...

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It's "In the News..." the only LIVE diabetes newscast! -- Top stories this week: T2D screening guidelines to change New Gvoke Kit approved Gestational Diabetes cases up in younger women Are magnets & radio waves coming to T1D care? Update on -- Links and sources in the transcript ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!        Episode Transcript below:   Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of...

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Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Kyle Banks is a Broadway performer – singer, dancer, actor – he was diagnosed with type 1  while in a production of the Lion King and had to figure out – pretty much on his own – how to  manage on stage. Kyle explains how he learned what he needed to do to perform at his best and shares stories about his time on stage with T1D. Now Kyle has started a foundation to help get diabetes technology into the hands of more people who need it. Plus, some feedback about our last episode.. and a little bit about back to school. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you...

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Episode transcription below: 

Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days.  I’m on the road, so apologies if the audio and video are a little bit off but I think we’re good enough. And As always, I’m going to link up my sources in the Facebook comments – where we are live – and in the show notes at d-c dot com when this airs as a podcast.. so you can read more when you have the time.

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Lots of articles, op-eds and celebrations to mark this week’s 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. In July of 1921, the collaboration of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod led to the isolation and purification of insulin.

Most marking the occasion this year are focusing on access and affordability..

The International Diabetes Federation is launching a three year campaign to celebrate the advances made in diabetes, but also to call on more action to ensure all people living with diabetes have the best possible quality of life and health outcomes.

https://insulin100.utoronto.ca/

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The largest and most diverse genetic study of type 1 diabetes ever undertaken is complete. Researchers at UVA say they’ve identified the “most likely causal genetic variants associated with risk and their target genes.” They hope the results will help lead to better medical and drug treatment or possible prevention and genetic treatments. This study looked at more than 60-thousand people. and identified 78 regions on our chromosomes where genes are located that influence our risk for Type 1 diabetes. Of those, 36 regions were previously unknown.

https://news.virginia.edu/content/largest-ever-type-1-diabetes-genetic-study-identifies-potential-treatment-targets

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New partnership announced between LifeScan the glucose monitoring company and Noom, a digital health platform focused on behavior change.

LifeScan will be the first digital health diabetes management company to partner with  Noom's Diabetes Support Program. The goal is to bring personalized health insights to better address eating habits and weight management.

The new fully-integrated OneTouch Solutions program will be available first to consumers in the US starting this Fall.

https://www.lifescan.com/news-and-updates/2020-press-releases/noom-to-launch-digital-diabetes-and-weight-loss

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AstraZeneca gets approval for its once weekly diabetes medicine  Bydureon in kids as young as ten.

 

The injectable is used for people with type 2 diabetes. The approval comes about a month after data showed the drug significantly reduced blood glucose levels in adolescents compared to placebo. Bydureon is already approved for adults with type-2.

The only other non-insulin options available for adolescents with type 2 have to be taken daily.

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/astrazenecas-weekly-once-diabetes-drug-gets-us-approval-children-2021-07-23/

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Rice University bioengineers are using 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create an insulin-producing implant.

The three-year project is supported by a grant from JDRF. They researchers will use insulin-producing beta cells made from human stem cells to create an implant that senses and regulates blood glucose levels by responding with the correct amount of insulin at a given time.

The goal here is to show their implants can properly regulate blood glucose levels of diabetic mice for at least six months. So we’re really early on here but it’s an interesting new way of looking at reproducing what the pancreas does.

https://indiaeducationdiary.in/rice-university-rice-team-creating-insulin-producing-implant-for-type-1-diabetes/

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A judge rules that Roche did NOT infringe Insulet’s patent – this case brought over a patch pump sold in the UK. We told you about this case a few weeks back.. Insulet claimed because of it’s Omnipod patent, Roche didn’t have the right to sell it’s Accu Chek Solo. The judge ruled for Roche.

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/roche-diabetes-care-succeeds-in-uk-3307644/

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An Olympic hopeful with type 1 is sitting out the Tokyo games due to an injury.. but she’s also inspiring others and starting a new non profit to help other people with diabetes. Long jumper Kate Hall Harnden was on track for the 2020 Olympics, but was injured this past January

Diagnosed at age ten, she and her husband have formed the DiaStrong Foundation, which aims to give financial assistance to people with diabetes who want to improve in their sport and diabetes management.

They’ve planned to launch grants for financial assistance in July 2021, and those details are being finalized. They’ll host two camps in Maine this year.. one for teens and one for any age.

I’ve linked up to a great story in DiabetesMine if you want more info..

 

https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/kate-hall-diabetes-olympic-hopes

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That’s In the News for this week.. if you like it, please share it!

And join me wherever you get podcasts for our next episode -Tuesday –  I’m talking to Omnipod – we’ll get a update on the Omnipod 5 with Horizon system. This week’s interview – the one that’s out right now – is with Gold Medal Olympian Gary Hall Jr – when he was diagnosed in 1999 he was told to give up swimming. He didn’t and he talks about why.. and how he overcame what was conventional wisdom for athletes at the time.

Thanks and I’ll see you soon