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In the News... Insulin coverage changes, CGM use in older people, another company joins islet cell research and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/22/2022

In the News... Testing for T1D before symptoms, extended infusion sets, hysterectomy & T2D and more! show art In the News... Testing for T1D before symptoms, extended infusion sets, hysterectomy & T2D and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's "In the News..." a look at the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. This week: new information about COVID and type 1 in kids, a new way to look for diabetes before symptoms appear, Medtronic may be ready to ship their 7-day infusion set, approved more than a year ago, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, T1D Exchange: www.t1dexchange.org/Stacey Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms and these are the top...

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Guest interview: Guest interview: "Nerdabetic" talks to Dexcom's Jake Leach

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Dexcom's G7 is still not approved in the United States, but it's in limited release in Europe. This week, friend of the show Kamil Armacki, better known as Nerdabetic, interviews Dexcom's Chief Operating Officer, Jake Leach. Find more about Kamil over at his amazing YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/nerdabetic This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible!

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In the News.. Medtronic safety alert, Omnipod 5 in Europe, T1D Index launched and more! show art In the News.. Medtronic safety alert, Omnipod 5 in Europe, T1D Index launched and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s In the News! This week’s top diabetes headlines and stories include: cybersecurity risk cited for some Medtronic pumps, Omnipod 5 gets European approval, new data about the Freestyle Libre and avoiding hospitalizations, the new T1D Index and more! Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! 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. XX In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange...

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"I think it's just the beginning" - A new way to test DIY pump systems from UVA

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at UVA recently published a study called Design and Validation of an Open-Source Closed-Loop Testbed for Artificial Pancreas Systems. They say what they’ve set up here is quote - a valid tool that can be used by the research community to demonstrate the effectiveness of different control algorithms and safety features for APS, automated pancreas systems. This week, you'll hear from Xugui Zho and Homa Alemzadeh, two of the researchers on this study. Link to the study: This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health...

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In the News.... Screening kids for diabetes, New shot for T2D, 92 years old with T1D and more! show art In the News.... Screening kids for diabetes, New shot for T2D, 92 years old with T1D and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It's In the News! This week's top diabetes headlines and stories include: with more cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in US kids, researchers look into whether more screenings should take place. There's a new injectable on the market that some studies show can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese people, Medtronic faces a shareholder lawsuit and a 92-yar old Long Island woman, diagnosed as a child, may be one of the oldest living people with type 1. She has some great things to say about what helps her manage well all this time! Episode Transcription Below (or coming...

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25 Marathons, One World Series of Poker, and 23 Years of T1D: Meet Doug Scalia show art 25 Marathons, One World Series of Poker, and 23 Years of T1D: Meet Doug Scalia

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Doug Scalia has completed 25 marathons in 15 states. He’s about to add three more to his list, including the . He knows it sounds like an impossible feat for many, but he says anyone can do it! Doug was diagnosed as a young adult and he’s also played in the World Series of Poker so we have a lot to talk about. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible!

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In the News.. Islet cell implant update, BG check with radio waves, preschool T1D detection & more! show art In the News.. Islet cell implant update, BG check with radio waves, preschool T1D detection & more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s in the news! The top stories and headlines around the diabetes community this week include: A new way to sneak islet cells into the body without needing immunosuppressive drugs, routinely checking young children for T1D markets before symptoms show up, a non invasive way to measure blood glucose uses Radio Frequency, a DIY movement publishes in the New England Journal of Medicine and more! Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey...

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Omnipod 5: Answering your questions about Omnipod 5: Answering your questions about "real world" use

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Omnipod 5 was approved earlier this year and just rolled out to a wider release. So how is the first tubeless automated insulin delivery system doing in the real world? We put together a panel of early adopters and got their feedback. That was great, but it brought up quite a few questions, so we reached out to Omnipod for clarification and follow up. The result is a super-sized episode full of info! Our panel: Liat Kochavi, mother an almost-8-year-old with T1D, Stephanie Williams, mother of a teen with type 1, and Sam Durante who was diagnosed with type 1 just before she turned 16. You'll...

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In the News, Oral insulin for T1D moves forward, T2D drug helps hearts, type 1 and teen brains and more show art In the News, Oral insulin for T1D moves forward, T2D drug helps hearts, type 1 and teen brains and more

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

It’s in the news! The top stories and headlines around the diabetes community this week include new progress in the quest for oral insulin to treat type 1, a new study says a common type 2 diabetes drug may help those with serious heart condition, a look at teen brains and T1D, NSAID and type 2 and more! Learn about the T1d Exchange: ----- available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I’m Stacey Simms...

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"How was eight weeks away at camp?" An interview with 17-year-old Benny

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Stacey's son spent the summer away at regular, non-diabetes sleepaway camp. 8 weeks managing all of his own care, with no remote monitoring. You had a lot of questions, including how he manages overnight lows: Benny is 17, he was diagnosed just before he turned two and, as usual, he has a lot to say. He had quite a few adventures at camp, but everything turned out okay. We get his take on independence, responsibility and a glimpse into how a teen with type 1 thinks. 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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Top stories In the News this week, United Healthcare announces changes to how they cover insulin for some, a new study looks at CGM use in people with type 2 over the age of 65, another company begins islet cell clinical trials, a new tool to treat diabetic neuropathy pain, gestational diabetes is on the rise, and more.

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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.
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Our top story.. United Healthcare says it will have no “out of pocket” expenses for insulin starting January first. It’s doing the same for other critical drugs like glucagon, epinephrine and albuterol. Looking into this a bit more, though, it’s not the boon it first seems. This only covers certain eligible patients. Stat news says about a quarter of United Healthcare’s patients will qualify but I saw a few commentators say it could actually be less than 5-percent. UnitedHealth Group shared that it earned $5.1 billion in profit for the second quarter of 2022.

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/united-healthcare-says-no-out-of-pocket-expenses-for-insulin/
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Not too surprising but a good study about people with type 2 using CGMs. This was for people using basal insulin only and over 65 years old. They found when given a CGM, their A1Cs went down an average of 1 full point with fewer lows. These are the kinds of studies that may seem obvious to us but that are needed to show insurers they need to cover.
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/dia.2021.0494
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New device approved to treat pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The DyAnsys’ First Relief system is set behind the ear – its an adhesive, nothing surgical. It features three small, acupuncturelike needles that reach through the skin behind the ear to access the nervous system. Once in place, the device continuously emits low-level electrical pulses over the course of several days at a time; the FDA cleared the system for repeated treatments spanning up to eight weeks.
https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/fda-clears-wearable-neurostimulator-dyansys-treat-pain-diabetic-nerve-damage
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Another company having success with islet cell transplants. ProtoKinetix announced they’re completely safety objectives and will start phase 1 clinical trials of their molecule PKX-001. Not much to report here yet, but I didn’t want to news of the Vertex/Viactye merger to over shadow that there are other efforts going on here.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220720005086/en/ProtoKinetix-Successfully-Completes-Phase-1-Clinical-Trials-for-the-Treatment-of-Type-1-Diabetes-in-Islet-Cell-Transplants
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Roche and Insulet settle their lawsuit.. this was a patent issue and both companies were suing each other. Insulet will give Roche 20-million dollars and Roche has agreed not to sue Insulet for five years. This was set to go to trial next week.
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3855728-insulet-to-pay-20m-to-settle-patent-lawsuit
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Gestational diabetes is on the rise, climbing 30% between 2016 and 2020, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC analysis showed that cases increased 13% during the first year of the pandemic alone, a much larger spike than the previous annual increases of about 5%. Experts say that the sharp increase during Covid may be because the disease accelerated people’s adoption of a sedentary lifestyle and led to pandemic-related physical and emotional stress. experts are concerned outcomes in 2021 may be worse, when Covid hit harder.
If anything, the authors and experts said, the new finding is likely an undercount. Relying on birth certificate data, which the CDC study did, can miss cases that are not captured by a physician on those forms. “If you think about it, somebody who’s doing 20 deliveries in a night, or ten deliveries in a night, is just kind of trying to get those reports and certificates out there,” said Morgan. “They’re not paying as much attention to some of those details.”

https://www.statnews.com/2022/07/20/as-diabetes-during-pregnancy-grows-more-common-experts-point-to-a-need-for-preventive-care/
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Right back to the news in a moment but first As I mentioned, The T1D Exchange Registry is an online research study, designed to harness the power of individuals with type 1 diabetes. It’s a research study conducted online over time, designed to foster innovation and improve the lives of people with T1D. Personal information remains confidential and participation is fully voluntary. Once enrolled, participants will complete annual surveys and have the opportunity to sign up for other studies on specific topics related to T1D. By sharing opinions, experiences and data, patients can help advance meaningful T1D treatment, care and policy Sign up at T1DExchange.org slash Stacey (that’s S-T-A-C-E-Y).
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Next week on the podcast I’m talking to Sebastien Sasseville who recently completey the absolutely exhausting sounding Race Across America. We’ll talk about how you manage type 1 – and everything else – when you’re spending more than 20 hours a day on a bike for 12 days! The long format episode out right now is with the folks at Diabetes Wise – that’s a website to help you choose diabetes technology.. they’ve added information for doctors – this may help you educate your heathcare providers on why you want the pump or cgm system that you do..
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