Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

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T1D Milestones & Responsibility: Ask The D-Moms
Aug 13 • 53 min
Ask The D-Moms is back. This time around we’re answering your questions about the “right” ages for diabetes development, wearing extra gear for DIY systems and a discussing about extra praise for diabetes routine stuff. Join the Diabetes…
Wait Wait, Don’t Poke Me! The Diabetes Game Show
Aug 6 • 62 min
It’s our annual game show edition! Taped on location at the Children with Diabetes, Friends for Life Conference, we have a lot of fun with in-studio contestants and prominent panelists. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Our panelists this…
Researching T1D Prevention - Full Interview with TrialNet’s Dr. Michael Haller (Bonus Episode)
Aug 1 • 43 min
For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller in-depth…
Researching T1D Prevention: Dr. Michael Haller and TrialNet
Jul 30 • 49 min
For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller about that and other studies, about what TrialNet does…
Richard Vaughn: 74 Years With Type 1 Diabetes
Jul 23 • 35 min
Richard Vaughn was diagnosed in September of 1945, just after he turned six years old. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey calls Richard a “treasure to the diabetes community.” He is the author of Beating the Odds…
Diagnosed at Disney World: The Magic of Community
Jul 16 • 43 min
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. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook…
JDRF Children’s Congress 2019 / Getting Diabetes Gear to Stick
Jul 9 • 59 min
JDRF’s Children’s Congress kicks off this week and we’re talking to three really incredible delegates. Meet Jack, Hannah, and Kabir who will all tell their stories to legislators. You’ll also hear from Stacey’s local advocacy chair to find…
From Total Denial to Totally Thriving: Meet Rachel Price
Jul 2 • 43 min
Diagnosed with T1D in her 20s, Rachel Price admits she was in denial at first, insisting to her doctors there was nothing wrong. Now, she’s an advocate who stays positive but realistic. Rachel has three children and started a business…
All About New Dietary Guidelines: Full Interview with Hope Warshaw, RD, CDE (Bonus Episode)
Jun 27 • 42 min
Low carb, high fat, counting protein for dosing insulin.. when it comes to food and diabetes, there’s a lot to keep in mind. It’s not as simple as reading a label and measuring a dose. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Hope…
All About New Diabetes Diet Guidelines with RD, CDE Hope Warshaw
Jun 25 • 51 min
Low carb, high fat, counting protein for dosing insulin.. when it comes to food and diabetes, there’s a lot to keep in mind. It’s not as simple as reading a label and measuring a dose. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Hope…
Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer: News From ADA 2019 & More
Jun 18 • 52 min
This week – Dexcom’s CEO is back to answer your questions. Kevin Sayer shares lots of news from the recent ADA Scientific Sessions as well as more information about the new G6 transmitter expected later this year. Join the Diabetes…
Picky Eaters & Summer Swimmers: Ask The D-Moms
Jun 11 • 48 min
Moira McCarthy and Stacey answer your questions about picky eaters, fear of shots and a summer time trips to the pool or beach. They share helpful stories from their own experiences - check the links below for more help and info. Join the Diabetes…
Dads and Diabetes: What T1D Fathers Want You To Know
Jun 4 • 51 min
With Father’s Day coming up we’re taking a look at Dads and Diabetes. Two T1D Dads: Alan Nolte and Mark Turner share their perspective on raising children with diabetes. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Alan and Mark met…
All About CGMs - Full Interview with CDE Gary Scheiner (Bonus Episode)
May 30 • 46 min
Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States. An excerpt of this interview ran in episode 229. We go further in depth on more…
All About CGMs with CDE Gary Scheiner
May 28 • 47 min
Get the most out of your Continuous Glucose Monitor. Certified Diabetes Educator Gary Scheiner joins Stacey to talk about all the CGMs available in the United States. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Gary heads up Integrated…
Six Until Me’s Kerri Sparling (& Her Mom!) / Will’s Way Celebrates 5 Years
May 21 • 64 min
For 14 years, Kerri Sparling has shared her story on the very popular blog, SixUntilMe. This month, she published her last post. We take a look back with Kerri and go beyond the blog. We also asked her mom, Debbe, to join us! Debbe shares what she…
Steel Magnolias is Back in Theaters - A T1D Mom Round Table
May 16 • 53 min
Steel Magnolias is getting reissued in a lot of theaters across the country to celebrate 30 years since the movie’s release. The movie has become a touchstone and a bit of a hot spot for women, pregnancy and type 1 diabetes. This round table…
Ask The D-Moms / Caravan to Canada #Insulin4All
May 14 • 73 min
Dear DMoms is back, answering your questions about when it’s time for T1D kids to be more independent, worries about camp and handling judgmental friends. In this monthly segment, Stacey and Moira McCarthy share their experiences to help you through…
American Idol’s Jackson Gillies Lives with T1D & HS / Benny & Stacey at the Endo
May 7 • 55 min
You saw him on American Idol, now Jackson Gillies is using his spotlight to educate not only about type 1 diabetes but about another, more rare condition he’s lived with since he was 13. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! It’s a…
All About Lows: Full Interview with CDE Shannon Johnson (Bonus Episode)
May 2 • 46 min
A Diabetes Connections Extra! We take a deep dive into low blood sugar with a frank talk about what hypoglycemia means, what the dangers are, how to treat and more Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! This is the extended, full version…
All About Low Blood Sugar with CDE Shannon Johnson / The TCOYD Conference
Apr 30 • 56 min
This week we take a deep dive into low blood sugar. A frank talk about what hypoglycemia means.. what the dangers are, how to treat and more. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey talks to Shannon Johnson, a CDE who lives…
Keep Your Insulin Cool Without Refrigeration - The Story Behind Frio
Apr 23 • 49 min
It’s hard to believe, but a natural disaster was the spark to bring a popular diabetes device to the US. A Frio is a handy little way to keep your insulin cool. Dan Katzki was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult an in 1989 – during the San Francisco…
Closed Loop Systems With Dr. Bruce Buckingham / Comedian & T1D Advocate Chelcie Rice
Apr 16 • 64 min
This week Stacey talks to renowned researcher, long time pediatric endocrinologist and all around good guy Dr Bruce Buckingham. He decided to become an endo after experiencing diabetes camp early in his residency, more than 50 years ago. Join…
Dear D-Moms: “Good” Numbers, Burnout & More
Apr 9 • 61 min
Ask the D-Moms is back! Moira McCarthy and Stacey answer your questions about explaining diabetes to others without creating fear. They weigh in on offering incentives for “good” numbers and give concrete tips about handling burnout. Plus.. Community…
Laurian Lane: Mom, Nurse & T1D / “Sweet Genes” Author Susan Sloane
Apr 2 • 75 min
This week, meet Laurian Lane, a labor and delivery nurse now raising three children of her own. Laurian was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 8th grade. When she was older, she began babysitting for Stacey’s family! You’ll hear Laurian’s perspective as…
All About Ketones with CDE Beth Silvers
Mar 26 • 40 min
A Diabetes Connections Extra, all about Ketones. This is the third in our series taking a deep dive into a diabetes management issue. Stacey goes in-depth with Certified Diabetes Educator Beth Silvers. Beth is also a Registered Dietician and was diagnosed…
Colt Scott: An American Ninja Warrior with T1D
Mar 19 • 45 min
This season of American Ninja Warrior, keep an eye out for Colt Scott! Diagnosed with type 1 as a baby, Colt has been a course tester for ANW for 4 years and just recently got the call that he made it to the show. Colt talks about being a sudden role…
Dear D-Moms: Stacey & Moira Answer Your Questions
Mar 12 • 59 min
Our monthly Dear D-Mom segment is back! Moira McCarthy & Stacey take on travel, talking about cure research with our children, and words like “sneaky” and “compliance.” In our Community Connection – An update on Lilly’s announcement about a generic, lower…
All About Diabetes Camp
Mar 5 • 61 min
Everything you need to know about sending your child to camp. This week, we talk about what parents need to think about, what the staff wants you to know and how to make it a great experience for everyone. Dr. Henry Anhalt is a pediatric endocrinologist…
Hey Siri! G6 Updates with CTO Jake Leach
Feb 28 • 30 min
Dexcom released an iOS update on February 27th and we take a deep dive into what’s changed and ask about ongoing issues. Stacey talks with Dexcom Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about the new Hey Siri feature as well as the new ability to add up to…
All About Insulin Pumps - Full Interview with Dr. Jonathan Ownby (Bonus Episode)
Feb 28 • 63 min
Back to basics! We’ve started a new monthly series called “Diabetes Connections Extra” where we take a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This time, we take go in-depth on insulin pumps. Stacey talks to endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Ownby about what…
All About Insulin Pumps with Dr. Jonathan Ownby
Feb 26 • 57 min
We take an in-depth look at insulin pumps this week. It’s the second part in our series, Diabetes Connections Extra where do a deep dive into one topic. Stacey talks to endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Ownby about what a pump does, how to get the most out of…
7 Marathons - 7 Days - 7 Continents: Eric Tozer’s Story
Feb 19 • 52 min
It’s called the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. And Eric Tozer did it all with type 1 diabetes. We talk about the path that led Eric to this amazing accomplishment, find out about blood sugar management, travel issues and…
Ask the D-Moms / #DPodcast Week - Spare a Rose
Feb 12 • 49 min
Advice from the diabetes parents you know and love! Stacey and Moira McCarthy answer your questions in our new monthly segment: Ask the D-Moms. This week, talking to your child without nagging. Is it possible? We also answer questions about discipline,…
The Grumpy Pumper Talks About Complications / AADE’s Crystal Broj
Feb 5 • 52 min
Let’s #Talk About Complications. That’s a hashtag created by this week’s guest who’s taking a topic that most of us would rather avoid, and putting it into the spotlight. Chris Aldred is better known as the Grumpy Pumper and he wants us to stop being…
All About Insulin - Full Interview with Dr. Bryce Nelson (Bonus Episode)
Jan 31 • 71 min
Let’s get back to basics. We’re starting a new monthly series taking a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This week is insulin and this bonus episode includes the entire, much longer interview you might have heard excerpted in episode 207.…
All About Insulin with Dr. Bryce Nelson
Jan 29 • 54 min
Let’s get back to basics. We’re starting a new monthly series taking a look at the essential facts of diabetes. This week: insulin Endocrinologist Bryce Nelson takes us through what it does, how it works and the differences among brands. Dr. Nelson is…
Dexcom’s CEO on G6 Launch & G7 Update / Changes at Beyond Type 1
Jan 22 • 59 min
Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer answers your questions and looks ahead. We talk about issues with the G6 sensors, Medicare, what happened to the Share servers New Year’s Eve and he takes lots of questions from listeners. Plus, a look ahead to the smaller G7. That…
A T1D Geek Squad? / Bigfoot’s Lane Desborough
Jan 15 • 58 min
Did you ever wish you had a Geek Squad on call for diabetes tech issues? Like one of the big box store helpers. David Panzirer with the Helmsely Trust wants to make it happen, starting with CGMs. David explains why he thinks this will work, who will pay…
T1D Parenting Advice From Stacey & Moira McCarthy / Katie DiSimone on Tidepool-Loop
Jan 8 • 58 min
Get diabetes parenting advice from two D-Moms you know and trust: Stacey & author/speaker Moira McCarthy. In a brand new monthly segment, they answer your questions about kids and T1D. And, another diabetes mom talks about finding the DIY community and…
NBC “The Titan Games” Contestant Chris Ruden Lives With #T1D
Jan 1 • 54 min
The new Dwayne Johnson / NBC show the Titan Games premieres this week and body builder Chris Ruden – a previous guest who lives with type 1 – is one of the contestants. You may have seen him in the commercials, he wears a prosthetic arm. Chris talks about…
T1D & The Great Christmas Light Fight / The Hangry Woman
Dec 18, 2018 • 51 min
The Mure family won 50-thousand dollars in the Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC and gave it to JDRF. Stacey talks to Joe Mure who wasn’t sure he wanted to compete at all. He hung up twice on the producers! Joe’s son was diagnosed with type 1 at age 5…
T1D Advocate Quinn Nystrom / MySugr CEO Frank Westermann
Dec 11, 2018 • 60 min
Advocate and author Quinn Nystrom was diagnosed with type 1 as a young teenager, just a few years after her little brother developed T1D. Her high school prom date inspired the title of her book, “If I Kiss You Will I Get Diabetes.” Quinn shares her…
Our 12 Year Diaversary - Going Untethered & Other Changes
Dec 4, 2018 • 48 min
It’s Stacey’s family’s 12 year diaversary. Benny was diagnosed the first week of December in 2006 just before he turned two. This week, Stacey takes a look back and gives an update on how they’re managing now. There are significant changes to share; Benny…
Talking to Teens About T1D with Jill Weissberg-Benchell
Nov 27, 2018 • 60 min
We’ve got a parent’s survival guide when it comes to teenagers and type 1 diabetes this week! What to do when your child doesn’t want to hear about diabetes anymore and hears your helpful advice as just plain nagging. Our guest, Jill Weissberg-Benchell…
DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains Tidepool + Loop
Nov 20, 2018 • 38 min
Loop - the DIY app that helps with automated insulin delivery - may become the first do it yourself diabetes solution to go to the FDA. But why did Tidepool decide to take on this challenge? Stacey talks to Tidepool CEO Howard Look about what this…
Novant Health CEO Carl Armato: Hope, Hospitals and 50+ Years with T1D
Nov 13, 2018 • 63 min
Carl Armato was diagnosed with type 1 as an infant, he’s now the CEO of Novant Health, a large hospital system. But Carl didn’t share his diagnosis with many people – partly because of a reaction he got from a coach in middle school – who cut his playing…
SU Football Player Andrew Armstrong / JDRF Youth Ambassadors
Nov 5, 2018 • 56 min
Andrew Armstrong was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school, when college scouts were already coming around. He had the unique experience of being recruited by someone who knew exactly what he was going through - one of the coaches he met had a…
Jackson is A T1D Teen Running for More Than Diabetes
Nov 1, 2018 • 37 min
This bonus episode is about running, community and finding a way to make a difference. It’s a great way kick off Diabetes Awareness Month. Stacey worked with Tammy Lowry in her previous job at a radio station. In 2015? Tammy’s son Jackson was diagnosed…
Jen Block: Behind the Scenes at Bigfoot
Oct 30, 2018 • 59 min
Stacey talks to Jen Block from Bigfoot Biomedical with a look at why they plan to be more than a pump company, offering help navigating healthcare and a subscription service. Jen is the VP of Medical and Clinical Affairs. She was diagnosed with type 1 her…
Renza Scibilia is Deliberately Non-Compliant / Type 1 Renegade Run
Oct 23, 2018 • 56 min
Once called deliberately non-compliant, this week’s guest is all about the importance of language when it comes to diabetes. Renza Scibilia has some strong opinions about why words really matter.. In our Community Connections this week, the Type 1…
Eversense: The Implantable CGM
Oct 16, 2018 • 54 min
Darrell Greene is one of the first people to try Eversense, the implantable long-term CGM from Senseonics. With Eversense, a doctor places the sensor in the upper arm where it stays for three months. Darrell explains what the experience is like, how the…
JDRF Research: Then & Now with Aaron Kowalski
Oct 9, 2018 • 59 min
JDRF’s Chief Mission Officer Aaron Kowalski talks about what’s new and next in terms of research. He also gives us perspective on what’s come before including how JDRF helped fund the CGM and hybrid closed loop landscape that we’re all very familiar with…
“The Resident” Tackles T1D on Prime Time TV
Sep 30, 2018 • 47 min
The Fox TV show “The Resident” takes on type 1 diabetes and gets it right! This week’s episode “The Prince and the Pauper” features two plot lines about diabetes. Stacey speaks with the co-executive producer Andrew Chapman on why this issue and why now.…
Alec Smith Died While Rationing Insulin (Bonus Episode)
Sep 27, 2018 • 44 min
A difficult but important interview with Nicole Smith Holdt. Her son, Alec, died in 2017 just after he came off his parents’ health insurance and realized he couldn’t afford his supplies. He began rationing insulin and died less than a month later. Stacey…
Mike Lawson - Open Up Your Bag (Zip Zip Zip)!
Sep 25, 2018 • 47 min
“Open Up Your Bag” is a new children’s picture book about diabetes. The story behind it takes us into a great conversation with the author Mike Lawson. Mike was diagnosed as a young adult (after initially being misdiagnosed as type 2) and he shares…
Libre USA Update: Longer Wear, Shorter Warm-Up
Sep 18, 2018 • 47 min
Big news for Abbott, the makers of the FreeStyle Libre. This summer the he FDA okayed a shorter warmup and a longer wear for the glucose monitor. Stacey talks to Tim Dunn, Abbott’s Director of Clinical research. They talk about the challenge of longer…
Parents of T1D College Students: Overcoming Fear & Letting Go
Sep 11, 2018 • 68 min
Letting go of your college-aged child with is a challenge even without type 1 on board! We talk to the College Diabetes Network, a college senior with T1D and her mom about fears, communication and making it work. CDN recently surveyed parents about their…
Miss America Nicole Johnson - Still Changing Minds About T1D
Sep 4, 2018 • 65 min
It’s been 20 years since Nicole Johnson took the crown, becoming Miss America. That was just five years after she was diagnosed with type 1. At diagnosis, her doctors told her she was too sick to continue college, to pursue her dreams of being a…
Basal IQ: Our First Days on Tandem’s New Update
Aug 30, 2018 • 23 min
Tandem’s Predictive Low Glucose Suspend is out! Stacey and Benny got the software update on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and this bonus episode includes Stacey’s thoughts on how the first few days turned out.
Spray or Shot? Nasal Glucagon Goes to the FDA
Aug 28, 2018 • 41 min
Instead of a rescue Glucagon shot, how about a nasal spray? A simple spray for emergency low blood sugar is in front of the FDA right now. We speak with Lilly Diabetes Senior Medical Director Dr. Thomas Hardy about the need for this product, what it is…
Safe at School - Daycare & Beyond / Stable Glucagon Goes to the FDA
Aug 21, 2018 • 65 min
It’s time for back to school with T1D. Do you know your child’s rights and how to best talk to school staff? We have an in depth conversation with Crystal Woodward, Director of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School program. Plus, a ready to…
Flying with Diabetes - T1D Pilots Set a New World Record
Aug 14, 2018 • 53 min
Can you pilot a plane when you have diabetes? Our guests this week say absolutely yes! Two private pilots, Douglas Cairns and Thor Dahl, share their stories and explain why they went after a world record recently. They visited the most US states in 24…
Treating Lows on the Go - The Glucose Necklace / Benny Talks Camp
Aug 7, 2018 • 41 min
One of the problems in carrying low treatments everywhere is actually carrying them. This week, learn about a glucose necklace expected to come to market this fall. Inventor Kris Maynard is a former fire fighter and first-responder who lives with type 1.…
NFL Rookie Mark Andrews / #SmallVictories in South Carolina
Jul 31, 2018 • 55 min
Diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, Mark Andrews dreamed of playing professional football. His dream came true earlier this year when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. They kick off their NFL season this week with the preseason Hall of Fame…
Wait Wait Don’t Poke Me! The Diabetes Game Show
Jul 24, 2018 • 50 min
It’s our very first show on the road, taped in front of an audience. Nothing serious. In fact, it was a game show – with trivia questions, limericks and more! Play along at home and see how you stack up against our contestants. Our panelists are: Rodney…
“Drink the Juice, Shelby!” - Steel Magnolias 30 Years Later
Jul 17, 2018 • 66 min
It’s been more than 30 years since the play & then the hugely popular movie Steel Magnolias came out. It still continues to be a focal point for women, pregnancy and diabetes. When Stacey’s local theater announced their production, she decided to put…
Friends for Life / Stacey Answers Your Questions
Jul 10, 2018 • 43 min
You’re hearing a lot right now about Children with Diabetes Friends for Life. The largest family diabetes conference in the world starts this week. But how did it begin? What’s it about? You’ll hear from the founder of the whole event. Plus, questions…
Preventing Lows Automatically - Tandem’s Basal IQ
Jul 3, 2018 • 62 min
Tandem answers your questions about the newly approved and not- yet-released Basal IQ system. The FDA took a lot of people by surprise by approving it with the Dexcom G6. We talk to Tandem’s Molly McElwee Malloy about how the system works, when it’ll be…
Turning 65 With T1D: Medicare & More
Jun 26, 2018 • 44 min
Many baby boomers have lived with diabetes for decades, others are newly diagnosed. But everyone finds when they reach 65, things get complicated. That’s because of course 65 is when Medicare kicks in. Our guest, Dennis Goldensohn has lived with T1D for…
Top Ten Calls Your Endo Gets in the Middle of the Night
Jun 19, 2018 • 63 min
Almost all of us have called our endo or our child’s doctor in the middle of the night. done it. But before you call the hotline again.. you’re going to want to hear from this week’s guest. Dr. Jamie Wood is a pediatric endocrinologist and the Medical…
When The Ice Cream Man Has T1D
Jun 12, 2018 • 43 min
What happens when you have type 1 diabetes and you own an ice cream shop? Well, you hear a lot of dumb jokes, of course, but you also have a lot of fun. Guest Brandon Wallis also has a little girl with type 1, diagnosed at age 2, and he has some good…
Three Years of the Podcast: KTLA’s Frank Buckley Interviews Stacey
Jun 5, 2018 • 52 min
Diabetes Connections turns three years old this week! To mark the occasion, we turned the microphone around. KTLA News anchor and diabetes dad Frank Buckley interviews Stacey They talk about everything from Smart Insulin to Encapsulation to Stacey’s…
WNYC’s Sugarland/ Off to Work With Diabetes
May 29, 2018 • 40 min
Take a look behind the scenes of WNYC’s Sugarland. This radio series, podcast and comic made headlines around the country when it was first published. We’ll talk to the Mary Harris, editor and host of WNYC’s health unit and Dr. Cheryl Olson who has a son…
Dexcom G6 - One Month Later / “Previously Healthy” One Family’s DKA Story
May 22, 2018 • 54 min
The Dexcom G6 has been on the market for just about one month. Stacey checks in with company CEO Kevin Sayer for a frank discussion about cost, sensor life and integration with pumps and wearable fitness devices like Fitbit. In our Community Connection…
Dr. Korey Hood: What’s That Diabetes Device Doing To Your Brain?
May 15, 2018 • 64 min
Pumps, CGMs and meters can help manage diabetes, but not a lot of thought goes into how they make us feel. New studies are looking a the mental side of diabetes. Dr. Korey Hood is a clinical health psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics and of…
T1D in the FBI: Caroline Marshall / Singer Ben Rue #BuckOffDiabetes
May 8, 2018 • 65 min
Determined to serve her country even after a diabetes diagnosis kept her out of the military, Caroline Marshall found a way. She served as a police officer, interned with NCIS and she’s now a special agent with the FBI. You’ll hear on this Mother’s Day…
Dexcom G6 First Impression / “Safe at Work” promo
May 2, 2018 • 20 min
Stacey’s son started using the Dexcom G6 five days before taping this episode. She gives their first impressions and talks about an earnings call with Tandem that may give some insight into how that company is trying fastrack G6 pump integration. This…
Sean Busby: When T1D Isn’t the Only Diagnosis - #NowYouSeeMe
May 1, 2018 • 67 min
People with diabetes often live with other conditions as well. Find out about a new campaign called Now You See Me, an effort by the folks at Riding on Insulin to educate about living with multiple diagnoses. Stacey talks to professional snowboarder and…
Insulin Pricing: A Conversation with Eli Lilly
Apr 24, 2018 • 51 min
Insulin prices continue to go up with no sign of slowing down. Stacey has a frank conversation with the folks at Eli Lilly to get their thoughts, let them answer listener questions and to talk about the recent push of state legislatures asking for more…
What’s Next for #OpenAPS and Dana Lewis?
Apr 17, 2018 • 61 min
Dana Lewis first created #DIYPS in December 2013, just so she could better hear her her continuous glucose monitor (CGM) alarms better. Since that time Dana, and many other diabetes tech pioneers, have pushed forward with the Open Artificial Pancreas…
“Skyjack” A T1D Thriller / Christine is Nobody’s Diabetes Hero
Apr 10, 2018 • 63 min
Author KJ Howe is back with another book in the Thea Paris thriller series. Skyjack, the sequel to The Freedom Broker, is an action-adventure series where the main character, a hostage rescuer and seriously tough person, also happens to live with type 1…
Should You Fire Your Doctor? / A Boost for Bigfoot
Apr 3, 2018 • 33 min
When you don’t see eye to eye with your endo, or any doctor, what are your options? An interesting conversation about getting the most from your health care provider as well as looking at disclosing diabetes at work. John Chaffire has lived with type one…
Dexcom G6 Approved - Bonus Episode
Mar 28, 2018 • 26 min
The US FDA this week approved the Dexcom G6 system. It means a smaller sensor and is factory calibrated for 10 days of use, which means no fingerstick calibrations. Stacey talks with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer about the details about the system, timeline for…
T1D In Two Homes: Divorce and Diabetes
Mar 27, 2018 • 66 min
Diabetes is tough enough on a family. But when divorce is in the picture, managing T1D in two homes can be, at the very least, complicated. Sharon Kabbas Chrisman’s daughter was diagnosed at age 11, after she and her husband had been divorced for a few…
The Latest On Libre / College Dining for T1D Students
Mar 20, 2018 • 57 min
Abbott gives us an update on their flash glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre. Stacey talks to Principal Clinical Research Manager Tim Dunn who’s been working on CGM technology for 20 years. In our Community Connection segment, how NC State is stepping up…
Finding the Diabetes Online Community / NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins
Mar 13, 2018 • 55 min
Stephan Shaul was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult and says finding the diabetes online community changed his life. Stephan writes the blog Happy Medium and hosts the podcast, Diabetes By The Numbers. He recently joined Maryland’s Advisory Council on…
Actor Austin Basis and “The Kinetix”
Mar 6, 2018 • 57 min
Austin Basis, best known for his role on TV’s Beauty and the Beast, navigates a Hollywood career while living with type 1. Now he wants to reach kids with a new comic book about high school kids with disabilities who are secretly superheroes. Austin tells…
Should You Take Over-The-Counter Insulin? Rob’s Story
Feb 27, 2018 • 62 min
Rob Howe spent 30 days using only over-the-counter, old school insulin from Walmart. Why? He has insurance, he can afford newer insulins and he normally wears the newest Medtronic hybrid-closed loop pump. But he had a scare when he thought he might not…
JDRF President Derek Rapp With an Update and Look Ahead
Feb 20, 2018 • 57 min
JDRF’s President and CEO Derek Rapp joins Stacey for a wide-ranging interview. We talk about everything from stem cells to insulin prices to what JDRF is doing for adults with type 1. Rapp has headed up JDRF since 2014 and has a son with type 1. He shares…
They Found Love at Diabetes Camp / Spare a Rose
Feb 13, 2018 • 36 min
We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a great story. Amy & Andrew Sturniolo met and fell in love at Diabetes Camp, and that’s also where they got engaged. This week, hear the story of those now-newlyweds and find out how Andrew got all of Camp Kudzu to…
What’s Next for Tandem? T:slim & Beyond
Feb 6, 2018 • 55 min
Find out the latest from Tandem, makers of the T:slim insulin pump. Spokesperson Molly McElwee Malloy shares how close they are to a hybrid closed loop, which they’re calling Control IQ, and other products. Malloy. diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult,…
Insulin Pricing Legislation / “A Bad Case..” A T1D Comedy Show
Jan 30, 2018 • 43 min
Lawmakers are starting to take a closer look at the price of insulin. Nevada became the first to pass a law last summer regarding transparency and Colorado may soon do the same. Stacey talks to Colorado State Representative Dylan Roberts about the bill…
Preview: All About the Show
Jan 23, 2018 • 1 min
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The Diabulimia Helpline: Erin’s Story
Jan 23, 2018 • 38 min
When you have diabetes, you have to think about food much more often than someone without. But sometimes, all of those food decisions, combined with pressure and perceived loss of control, can turn into a dangerous problem. This week, we tackle a tough…
Fitness Advice to Stay “Diabetes Strong”
Jan 16, 2018 • 42 min
How are those fitness resolutions going? This week, advice to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls from personal trainer and coach, Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong. Christel has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 and she’s passionate about…
Disney Channel’s Jennifer Stone Shares Her Story
Jan 9, 2018 • 56 min
Jennifer Stone, best know as Harper on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago. At the time, she was told to give up her dream of acting. Instead, she found a great care team, got educated and leaned on…
Get Diabetes Organized! Help & Advice for the New Year
Jan 2, 2018 • 46 min
Getting organized is always one of the top New Year’s resolutions. But keeping track of everything that goes along with diabetes can feel like an uphill battle. This week, easy and actionable advice from Susan Weiner, the author of The Complete Diabetes…
Lilly: The Newest Diabetes Device Maker
Dec 19, 2017 • 73 min
This week, insulin maker Eli Lilly enters the device market with announcements of a diabetes “ecosystem,” including a new automated insulin pump and advanced pens. Stacey talks to Lilly’s Dr. Howard Wolpert & Marie Schiller who both have substantial…
Yerachmiel Altman: 56 Years with Type 1 / Noah’s March - The Finish
Dec 12, 2017 • 58 min
He’s lived with type 1 for more than 55 years and was one of the first people ever to use an insulin pump and later a CGM. Yerachmiel Altman is an engineer and computer scientist who worked for d-tech companies. Now, he wants to help educate kids and…
GlucosePath: From Disney to Diabetes
Dec 5, 2017 • 54 min
How can Disney math - the kind that helps you wait less and do more in the parks - help people with diabetes? This week, Stacey talks to Len Testa and Dr. Bradley Eilerman to find out. Testa is the brain power behind Touring Plans, The Unofficial Guides…
Dexcom’s G6, Lilly Partnership & More / The Genteel
Nov 28, 2017 • 49 min
Dexcom’s Senior US Medical Director, Tomas Walker, talks to Stacey in a wide-ranging interview. Walker addresses everything from the features of the new G6 system recently submitted to the FDA, changes to the way the adhesive is created (which may have…
Your Diabetes Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Nov 21, 2017 • 59 min
Happy Thanksgiving! However you celebrate, holidays and food can be a stressful combination, especially for many people with diabetes. This week, you’ll hear from a round table of adults with type 1, and one parent of a child with type 1, about the…
CNN’s Oren Liebermann & “The Insulin Express” / College Diabetes Week
Nov 14, 2017 • 66 min
CNN Correspondent & author Oren Lieberman has quite an unusual diagnosis story. He found out he had type 1 while on an around-the-world adventure with his wife. Oren shares how he found he had type 1 in Nepal, how long it took back to get back to the US…
Singer-Songwriter Eric Paslay / The Betes Bros
Nov 7, 2017 • 57 min
Eric Paslay is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. Diagnosed with type 1 when he was ten, he says diabetes has helped him in unexpected ways. Stacey talks to Eric about growing up type 1, knowing he wanted to be a musician as a teenager and what…
Talking to Animas - What Happened?
Oct 31, 2017 • 28 min
In October 2017, Animas announced it would exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps. Stacey talks to the company’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Levy about what happened,…
Diagnosed with T1D on Halloween: Kelly Kunik
Oct 31, 2017 • 54 min
Kelly Kunik was 8 years old when she was diagnosed on October 31, 1977. 40 years later, she is a thriving advocate, humorist and blogger (check out her site, Diabetesaliciousness). And she hasn’t missed a Halloween since. Kelly shares her story - quite a…
Guilt-Free Food & Nutrition Advice with Melissa Dobbins, CDE / Team Olivia
Oct 24, 2017 • 69 min
elissa Dobbins is an RDN, CDE and award-winning food & nutrition expert. We’re talking with her about food and fads, nutrition and practical and easy changes we can all make. Melissa also hosts the podcast Sound Bites and features Stacey in her latest…
Bigfoot Biomedical & The FreeStyle Libre/ KNOW Foods
Oct 17, 2017 • 107 min
Learn about the Abbott Freestyle Libre, a Flash Glucose Monitoring System recently approved in the US. We talk to Dr. Chris Thomas, the director of biosensor technology for Abbott about what exactly the Libre is, how it works and who it’s for. Plus,…
Weston Nordgren on Nightscout, Facebook & #WeAreNotWaiting
Oct 10, 2017 • 69 min
Weston Nordgren is the Vice President of the Nightscout Foundation, and Community Liason for CGM in the Cloud worldwide. Behind those titles is quite a story. We talk to Wes about his son’s diagnosis as an infant, their family’s journey to find solutions…
Dr. Stephen Ponder: Diabetes Disaster Help
Oct 5, 2017 • 35 min
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, the Texas T1D community banded together. In the middle of the outreach was American Association of Diabetes Educators 2018 Diabetes Educator of the Year, Dr. Stephen Ponder. We speak to Dr. Ponder about the huge…
T1D In The NFL: KJ Dillon & ESPN’s Adam Schefter
Oct 3, 2017 • 53 min
Playing in the NFL has been a dream come true for KJ Dillon, but his type 1 diagnosis at 19 had him worried his was over before it started. He’ll share how he made it through that tough time and most recently played for Houston Texans. Plus, Adam Schefter…
The Voice Singer RaeLynn / Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring
Sep 26, 2017 • 62 min
She shot to fame after an appearance on NBC’s The Voice, now RaeLynn is out with a big album, a big tour and lots of fans who have type 1 diabetes just like she does. Diagnosed at age 12, RaeLynn talks about managing diabetes on the road, challenges she…
Derek Theler - Marvel’s Newest Superhero
Sep 19, 2017 • 56 min
Actor Derek Theler will star in the upcoming show Marvel’s New Warriors, a dream come true for him. We talk to Derek about growing up with type 1 and moving to LA to pursue his career, which included a 5-year run in the show, Baby Daddy.
T1D Caregiver Confidence / The Faces of Diabetes
Sep 12, 2017 • 73 min
Advice and guidance for caregivers from a wellness coach with type 1. When you have a child with diabetes, it’s not easy to step away and let someone else take over. But Samantha Markovitz wants us to do just that and written a new book to help. We talk…
“Fantasyland” Author Kurt Andersen / Introducing InPen
Sep 5, 2017 • 55 min
Best-selling author and radio host Kurt Anderson is out with a blockbuster book, “Fantasyland, How America Went Haywire, a 500 year history.” You may have seen him on the cover of The Atlantic Magazine and all over cable news this month. But you may not…
Hurricane Harvey - How to Help the T1D Community
Aug 31, 2017 • 25 min
Learn how you can help those hit by Hurricane Harvey. Stacey talks to Anne Imber who’s helping coordinate the local effort.
Dexcom DIAMOND Study: CGM with MDI
Aug 29, 2017 • 55 min
Can using a CGM help people with type 2 diabetes who don’t use insulin pumps? Tomas Walker is Dexcom’s Director of CLinical Projects. He shares the results of their new DIaMonD study (Multiple Daily Injections and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in…
Protesting the High Cost of Insulin
Aug 24, 2017 • 38 min
#Insulin4All is a campaign to bring attention to, and do something about, the high price of insulin. Stacey talks with T1International’s founder and director Elizabeth Rowley about what the organization is trying to do and how we can all get involved. A…
Diabetes Forecast Magazine: People to Know 2017
Aug 22, 2017 • 67 min
Diabetes Forecast Magazine names their People to Know for 2017. Modeled after Time Magazine’s top 100, it’s all about finding the movers shakers and game changers in the diabetes world. On the list? Your host, Stacey Simms!
Bike Beyond - The Big Finish!
Aug 15, 2017 • 54 min
After ten weeks and more than 4000 miles, 20 riders with type 1 diabetes completed their epic journey from New York to California. In this episode, hear the heart-pounding and emotional Bike Beyond finish and listen to the man who started it all talk…
Olympic Skier Kris Freeman & Singer/Songwriter Crystal Bowersox
Aug 8, 2017 • 52 min
Bike Beyond Week 10
“The Freedom Broker:” A T1D Thriller / The Bike Beyond Documentary
Aug 1, 2017 • 43 min
This week, a conversation with KJ Howe, author of The Freedom Broker, a thriller featuring a heroine with type 1 diabetes. Howe’s grandfather had T1D and she wants to make sure this book is true to the condition while weaving it in to a thrilling story…
Brec Bassinger / JDRF Children’s Congress / Bike Beyond Week 8
Jul 25, 2017 • 70 min
This week, all about JDRF Children’s Congress, a three day event which brings 150 children to Washington DC to tell their personal stories to lawmakers, We also continue our look at Bike Beyond, an epic cross country adventure from Beyond Type 1.
Finding Your Tribe: The Diabetes UnConference & Diabetes Sisters / Bike Beyond Week 7
Jul 18, 2017 • 57 min
This week, two valuable groups are coming together for a big event this fall. For the first time, The Diabetes UnConference and Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women will be at the same time in the same place. Stacey talks to Christel Aprigliano from the…
“Reversed” - A Diabetes Reality Show / Bike Beyond Week 6
Jul 11, 2017 • 55 min
This week we find out all about a new reality TV show called Reversed. It premieres July 18th on Discovery Life Channel featuring people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The brainchild is producer & host Charles Mattocks and he’s well aware…
Making Diabetes Connections at Home / Bike Beyond Road Report
Jul 4, 2017 • 37 min
This week, Stacey’s traveling to the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference. She’s giving the closing keynote: “Making Diabetes Connections at Home.” In this episode, Stacey go over some of the advice to make your own real life…
Banting’s Ghost: The Insulin Access Documentary
Jun 28, 2017 • 45 min
A bonus episode this week to get the word out about Banting’s Ghost. Stephen Richert is a photographer and film maker who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 16. His website and project Living Vertical is a way to document his adventures and share his…
T1D Hollywood Stuntman Mike Avery / Bike Beyond Week 4
Jun 27, 2017 • 67 min
This week, Mike Avery shares the story of growing up in a family of in-demand Hollywood stuntmen, his dad, mom and brothers are all well known in the industry. Mike was diagnosed with type 1 at age 8, when he was already working. Find out how he…
DiaTribe’s Adam Brown / Sierra Sandison / Dancing 4 Diabetes
Jun 20, 2017 • 81 min
This week, meet three hard-working people with diabetes who are dedicating themselves to helping others with T1D. DiaTribe editor & columnist Adam Brown is the author of Bright Spots & Landmines, the diabetes guide “I wish someone had handed…
Traveling the World As a T1D Family / Bike Beyond Week 2
Jun 13, 2017 • 68 min
Lija Greenseid, her husband Andrew and their son & daughter are recently back to their Minnesota home after almost a year of whirlwind travel. The Greenseids always enjoyed travel and they wanted to show their children, Arija & Adam, more of…
Dexcom Update with Retired CTO Jorge Valdes (Bonus Episode)
Jun 8, 2017 • 62 min
Lots of news from Dexcom recently! Stacey talks with retired Chief Technical Officer Jorge Valdes about the Apple Watch announcement and much more. (This interview took place just before the FDA approved Dexcom G5 for Android, but that news is covered…
Bike Beyond, A Cross Country T1D Adventure
Jun 6, 2017 • 50 min
This summer, 20 people with type 1 diabetes will make an incredible journey. From June 3 to August 11, Team Bike Beyond is crossing the USA, cycling from New York to California. This week, meet the man who asked Beyond Type 1 to take a chance on the…
An Open Letter to Steve Jobs: Amy Tenderich Ten Years Later
May 30, 2017 • 58 min
Amy Tenderich is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DiabetesMine, one of the oldest and most respected diabetes blog sites. Ten years ago, she wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs about diabetes technology. The letter went viral and Amy turned that…
First Look! Using the Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop
May 23, 2017 • 88 min
Jason Gensler has the unique experience of being one of the longest users of one of the newest insulin pumps. He started in a pivotal trial of the Medtronic 670G two years ago and has been allowed to keep using it ever since. Jason shares his…
A National Parks T1D Road Trip with World Traveler Jeremy Larsen
May 16, 2017 • 49 min
This week, he’s traveled the world, despite type 1, and now Jeremy Larsen is back in the US, traveling to the US Parks and Monuments. Saying “You always find a way,” he wants to inspire us to get out and have fun without fear as we travel with…
Is Knowing Better? A TrialNet Story / Diabetes Blog Week
May 9, 2017 • 47 min
This week, diabetes educator Heather Lage has a daughter with type 1 and a son who’s tested positive through the screening service TrialNet. TrialNet offers a screening test that can detect markers for T1D called autoantibodies up to 10 years before…
The iLet Bionic Pancreas: An Update From Ed Damiano
May 2, 2017 • 76 min
This week, Ed Damiano talks about his Bionic Pancreas project. Using a pump called the iLet and a Dexcom CGM, the only information the Bionic Pancreas needs is the user’s body weight. It adapts to you, no need to figure out insulin to carb ratios…
Chelcie Rice: Sugar Free Comedy
Apr 25, 2017 • 64 min
This week, finding the humor in a life with diabetes. Stand-up comedian Chelcie Rice talks about the business of comedy and about using his own life with T1D, including eye surgery, in his act. Chelcie & Stacey also talk about his diagnosis as a…
Frozen Insulin & Unfinished Business: Roddy Riddle’s Epic Arctic Race
Apr 18, 2017 • 54 min
Roddy Riddle recently completed one of the most brutal & extreme races in the world. The 6633 Arctic Ultra is a 350 solo foot race through brutal cold, wind and isolation. Dozens enter and only a few finish ever year. Roddy is the first and only…
Afrezza: All About Inhaled Insulin
Apr 11, 2017 • 67 min
Anthony Hightower has used Afrezza for the past two years. He credits it (along with a Toujeo, a newer basal insuin) with completely changing his T1D management. In addition to excellent numbers, Anthony shares what else Afrezza has to offer. He…
Neil Greathouse: T1D Instagram Inspiration
Apr 4, 2017 • 52 min
Neil Greathouse has a fantastic Instagram account (“The Betes”) where he posts videos of life with type 1 diabetes. It’s an entertaining look at the ups and downs of T1D, but Neil wasn’t always able to find humor in his situation. Diagnosed while in…
Ross Baker: T1D’s Marathon Man
Mar 28, 2017 • 76 min
Running a marathon in all 50 states
Stop DKA: A New Campaign from Beyond Type 1
Mar 21, 2017 • 47 min
This week, a new campaign to stop a dangerous problem: DKA before a diabetes diagnosis. Beyond Type 1 wants to educate about the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in a new campaign involving pediatricians. Stacey talks to Tom Scher about the…
JDRF Update: Tom Brobson Talks Artificial Pancreas & More
Mar 14, 2017 • 53 min
Tom Brobson is JDRF’s National Director of Research Investment Opportunities. He was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult and has been involved personally in many artificial pancreas trials, the first of which had him hooked up to a computer in the…
Racing with T1D: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Wins at Daytona
Mar 12, 2017 • 27 min
Ryan Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six years ago and was told he’d never race again. At the time, he was moving from California to North Carolina to try to get onto the NASCAR circuit. Instead of giving up, Ryan found a new doctor and got…
T1D & Allergic to Insulin: Jack’s Story
Mar 7, 2017 • 60 min
This week, a conversation about a medical mystery and a family’s search for answers. Nine-year-old Jack Smith was diagnosed with type 1 as a toddler, but in the last year he’s become allergic to insulin. His mother, Jaclyn, shares their story with…
Doris Hobbs: Living Glamorously with Type 1 Diabetes
Feb 28, 2017 • 43 min
Doris Hobbs is all about style and glamour. A fashion writer, model and blogger, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an adult, as was her sister. Their father has lived with T1D since age 2. Doris talks about where her fashion sense comes from,…
Chris Ruden: “The Only 7-Fingered, Elite Powerlifter with Type 1 Diabetes You Know!”
Feb 21, 2017 • 52 min
Chris Ruden says he’s the “only 7-fingered, diabetic speaker, adversity coach and elite Powerlifter you know!” Born with only two fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm, Chris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. Also a weight-loss…
Meet Meri: Raising Mulitiple Children with Type 1 Diabetes / ProYo Founder Nathan Carey
Feb 14, 2017 • 79 min
This week, Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson shares her unique story. Three of her four sons have type 1 diabetes. Several years ago her first husband died after a short & intense battle with cancer. Incredibly, Meri found love again. She’s remarried…
Loop, OpenAPS and Other DIY Systems for T1D
Feb 7, 2017 • 63 min
#DPodcastWeek #SpareARose
T1D & Sports: Hit the Slopes with Julie De Vos
Jan 31, 2017 • 74 min
This week’s guest, Julie De Vos has been skiing about since she could walk. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11 she’s now a coach with Riding on Insulin & program director for Connected in Motion. Julie was determined to keep skiing…
Stacy Juba: Author & Diabetes Mom / Noah’s March
Jan 24, 2017 • 74 min
Stacy Juba is a successful author & editor whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was six years old. Stacy shares how a book she put aside long ago helped her come to terms with her daughter’s diagnosis and how finishing her…
Humor & Help from Diabetes Advice Columnist Wil Dubois
Jan 17, 2017 • 60 min
Wil Dubois has written a weekly diabetes advice column for DiabetesMine for more than ten years. Called “Ask D’Mine,” Wil answers questions with straight-talk, a blunt attitude and understanding that comes from experience. Diagnosed type 1 as an adult…
Solo Sailor Erin Spineto: Fighting Diabetes Burnout with Adventure
Jan 10, 2017 • 66 min
In 2011 Erin Spineto completed a five-day solo sail around the Florida Keys. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 19, she’s since completed other adventures such as a relay swim around the Keys and a stand-up paddle along North Carolina’s intra-coastal…
Victor Garber: In the Spotlight with Type 1 Diabetes
Jan 3, 2017 • 69 min
Victor Garber has starred on stage, screen and currently on television in the CW hit Legends of Tomorrow. Well known for Titanic, Alias & numerous roles on Broadway, Garber was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a teenager. He talks to Stacey about…
Dexcom Update With CTO Jorge Valdes
Dec 20, 2016 • 60 min
This week, a conversation with Dexcom’s Chief Technical officer Jorge Valdes. Stacey talks with him about challenges and advances in 2016 and they look ahead to what’s in the works for next year. Valdes shares what the FDA is currently considering…
Cristina Frank: Anchoring the News with Type 1 Diabetes
Dec 13, 2016 • 49 min
This week, live TV, every day, with type 1 diabetes. What’s it like to do a morning show, getting up in the middle of the night to deliver the news of the day when you also have to think about where your blood sugar is? Cristina Frank shares…
Stacey’s Family: Ten Years With Type 1 Diabetes
Dec 6, 2016 • 91 min
Stacey’s son, Benny, was diagnosed with T1D the first weekend of December 2006. It was one month before he turned two. His big sister, Lea, had just turned 5. This week, Stacey, her husband, Slade, Lea, and Benny all share their stories about how…
Judith Ball: 75 Years Living & Thriving With Type 1 Diabetes
Nov 29, 2016 • 66 min
This week, living and thriving for 75 years with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in 1941, Judy Ball has seen incredible changes in diabetes management. There was a time before home monitoring when doctors weren’t sure people with diabetes could be…
Maddy Trumble: Performing on Broadway with Type 1 Diabetes
Nov 22, 2016 • 70 min
This week, following a dream all the way to Broadway. Maddy Trumble has gone green in Wicked, been the King of NY in Newsies and toured the country as Mary Poppins, all while dancing in high heels and dealing with type 1 diabetes. Maddy shares her…
The College Diabetes Network - Help for Students & Parents
Nov 15, 2016 • 55 min
This week, help for T1D college students. Going away to school is a big milestone for any student.. but when a person with diabetes heads off to school there are unique and challenging issues. The College Diabetes Network offers help and support….
TV Stars at JDRF OneWalk LA / Walk A Mile Cards
Nov 8, 2016 • 61 min
This week, Stacey recently went to the West Coast to check out the JDRF OneWalk in Los Angeles. She was able to speak to actors Derek Theler from ABC Family’s Baby Daddy and Brec Bassinger, from Nick’s Bella & the Bulldogs. The actors who balance…
“Real Life Diabetes” hosts Amber & Ryan / Type One Renegade Run
Oct 31, 2016 • 65 min
This week, Real Life Diabetes is a podcast hosted by the people behind Diabetes Daily Grind. Amber Clour & Ryan Fightmaster are two adults with type 1 who found the “grind” is a lot easier with someone who understands. Amber & Ryan share…
The First FDA-Approved Hybrid Closed Loop / Elbow Bump Challenge
Oct 25, 2016 • 83 min
Medtronic MiniMed 670G
Glucagon: The Basics & Beyond
Oct 18, 2016 • 50 min
Important information this week about Glucagon, emergency treatment for severe low blood sugar. Stacey talks to Julie Settles, the US Medical Lead for Glucagon at Lilly. We find out more about how Glucagon works, when to use it (and when not to) and…
Type Zero’s Artificial Pancreas Project / Diabetic Dabs
Oct 11, 2016 • 54 min
The Type Zero Technologies artificial pancreas project is one of the many racing to market. Their technology comes from years of research, still ongoing, at the University of Virginia. This summer, they announced a new partnership with Tandem. Molly…
Insulin Pumps & Cybersecurity: Animas Update
Oct 5, 2016 • 17 min
This week, Animas sent a letter to patients and talked to news media about a potential security issue. You can read more here. Stacey speaks to endocrinologist Dr. Brian Levy, the chief medical officer with Animas.
Animas Update on Technology & Future Plans
Oct 4, 2016 • 59 min
This week, a conversation with some of the top executives at Animas, checking in on their newest products in development, the latest research and their company plans. Stacey talks to John Wilson, the Worldwide Vice President, Insulin Delivery for…
Scott Scolnick: Testing the Bionic Pancreas After 40 Years With Type 1 Diabetes
Sep 26, 2016 • 71 min
Scott Scolnick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes more than 40 years ago. He shares his experience living with type 1 as a teen in the 1970s and the emotional moment when he walked his daughter down the aisle, knowing he’d worked so hard to stay…
Dexcom’s Senior VP of Data / Poppy Medical ID
Sep 20, 2016 • 63 min
When you deal with diabetes you deal with a lot of numbers and a lot of data. This week’s guest is Dexcom’s Senior Vice President of Data Annika Jimenez. She joined the company in 2015 with a Silicon Valley background and brings us up to date on…
The Women of Type 1 - A New T1D Conference
Sep 18, 2016 • 51 min
Next month, women from all over the southeast will gather in Columbia, SC for a unique JDRF retreat. The Women of Type 1 is a new conference for all women touched by type 1 diabetes: adult T1D women, teens with type 1, moms or grandmothers of kids…
Inspired by Isabella: When One Triplet Has Type 1 Diabetes
Sep 13, 2016 • 72 min
This week we feature an outstanding family that lives life with never a dull moment. Meet Greg and Kristina Dooley, parents of triplets, Max, Mia & Isabella. Isa, as they call her, was diagnosed with type 1 just when she was two years old. At the…
Getting Diabetes Gear to Stick & Stay on Skin
Sep 6, 2016 • 48 min
Advice from experts and listeners
A Teen Talks Dexcom to the FDA / Pro Football Player Brandon Denson
Aug 30, 2016 • 59 min
Two very different guests this week, each of whom is educating about type 1 diabetes in their own way. When an FDA panel considered allowing a labeling change for the Dexcom CGM, 15-year-old Caroline Dorn testified about her experience. Dorn…
Miss New Hampshire Caroline Carter: Competing in Miss America with Type 1 Diabetes
Aug 23, 2016 • 42 min
When the Miss America Competition gets underway on September 11, our eyes will be on Miss New Hampshire Caroline Carter. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10, her first passions were basketball and theater. Pageants came along later and she found…
The Diabetes Sports Project with IRONMAN Casey Boren / T1D Soccer Star Michael Thornton
Aug 15, 2016 • 57 min
After years of rejecting his family’s love of running, Casey Boren “got talked into” a mini-triathlon and found his passion. He trained for and successfully finished an IRONMAN triathlon at the age of 35 but was almost immediately after diagnosed with…
Bigfoot Begins Artificial Pancreas Trials (Bonus Episode)
Aug 10, 2016 • 42 min
Bigfoot Biomedical came on the scene in 2014 determined to change the way companies look at diabetes technology. They’ve moved forward quickly and are now starting their first clinical trial for their “Smartloop” automated insulin delivery…
What You Should Know About Diabetes Educators: AADE President Hope Warshaw
Aug 9, 2016 • 64 min
This week, the American Association of Diabetes Educators holds its annual conference. Do you have a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)? We’ll talk about the help they provide and how to get the most out of your relationship. AADE President Hope…
Lawsuit: U.S. Army Discriminates Against T1D Kids
Aug 2, 2016 • 34 min
American Diabetes Association Suing for Access & Updated Policies
Glu’s Anna Floreen Shares her Bionic Pancreas Experience
Jul 26, 2016 • 52 min
Imagine a social media network where what we say about our lives with diabetes actually drives research. It’s out there, and it’s called Glu. Outreach manager Anna Floreen explains what Glu, and the T1D Exchange are, and how they help researchers…
Mississippi Mom Takes on Local Lawmaker - Healthcare & Type 1 Diabetes
Jul 19, 2016 • 54 min
This summer, Nichole Nichols reached out to her state lawmakers for help navigating the system for her T1D daughter and other families having issues with Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) . Instead of guidance, she got a pretty rude…
Country Star George Canyon: Changing Minds About Type 1 Diabetes
Jul 12, 2016 • 26 min
Country star George Canyon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14. At the time, all he wanted to do was be a pilot and serve his country. His dream had to change, but he never gave up on flying. Just this week, and due in part to George’s…
Bolus & Barbells: A New T1D Community Founded by Strongman Rodney Miller
Jul 5, 2016 • 45 min
Rodney Miller is a power lifter and strongman competitor who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4. Rodney’s story is all the more remarkable because he says he was always small for his age and only walked into a gym about 8 years…
Diabetic Danica - A Type 1 Diabetes YouTube Star
Jun 27, 2016 • 55 min
Her videos bring humor, instruction and support to thousands of people with diabetes. Diabetic Danica, as she’s known, has more than 14-thousand subscribers on her very popular YouTube channel. But she wasn’t always in a place to help others. When…
Country Singer/Songwriter Amanda Jo lives with Type 1 Diabetes
Jun 21, 2016 • 38 min
Amanda Jo has been a professional entertainer since childhood. She’s done everything from sing the national anthem at huge stadiums to performing opera and stage musicals. Amanda Jo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a teenager, just after she had…
Dexcom CGM Use: Real Life vs Labeling
Jun 14, 2016 • 39 min
Studies from ADA 2016
Working at NASA with Type 1 Diabetes: Ernesto Prado
Jun 7, 2016 • 55 min
Ernesto Prado always wanted to be an astronaut but when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a teenager, that dream had to change. He found a way to work in the space program anyway, as a technical project manager at the Johnson Space Center…
CGM in the Cloud Co-Founder Jason Adams
May 31, 2016 • 46 min
Jason Adams is the co-founder of CGM in the Cloud, said to be the biggest type 1 diabetes group on Facebook. With more than 18,000 members and still growing, it’s a place to share ideas, advice and experience with sending information from…
Freestyle Libre - “Flash Glucose Monitoring”
May 24, 2016 • 45 min
The FreeStyle Libre is a newer way to check blood glucose levels but is not yet available in the United States. The system consists of a sensor, with a wire underneath the skin, like a traditional Continuous Glucose Monitor and a controller. To…
Diabetes Access Matters - A Round Table Discussion
May 19, 2016 • 42 min
In early May, United Health Care announced that Medtronic would be its preferred provider of insulin pumps. Adults over the age of 18 who have UHC insurance will not be able to have any other brand of insulin pump covered. This set off lots of…
JDRF Honoree Moira McCarthy Stanford, Her Daughters, and “The Dress”
May 17, 2016 • 51 min
Moira McCarthy Stanford and her husband, Sean Stanford, were recently honored by the New England Chapter of JDRF at the Boston One Night Gala. Moira is an author, speaker, dedicated diabetes advocate, mentor and educator. When her daughter, Lauren,…
A Type 1 Diabetes Conference: Interviews from Friends For Life Falls Church
May 10, 2016 • 49 min
What’s it like to attend a diabetes conference? What goes on, who can you meet and is it worth it? Stacey traveled to Friends for Life in Falls Church, Virginia this past April to try to give you the sense of being there. She speaks to organizers,…
Mother’s Day & Type 1 Diabetes: D-Moms Karla Reed & Ginger Vieira Share Their Stories
May 3, 2016 • 52 min
Happy Mother’s Day! This week, Stacey looks at motherhood &diabetes from two inspiring perspectives. Karla Reed is the motherof NASCAR driver Ryan Reed, diagnosed with type 1 when he was 17years old. Karla talks about what she’s learned in the…
Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer with a Customer Service update (Bonus Episode)
May 1, 2016 • 18 min
type 1 diabetes management
Tidepool CEO Howard Look talks about the Power of Information
Apr 26, 2016 • 65 min
Tour de Cure
The Bionic Pancreas with Dr. Ed Damiano
Apr 19, 2016 • 40 min
The future of type 1 diabetes
Stem Cells as a Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes: ViaCyte & “The Human Trial”
Apr 12, 2016 • 40 min
“The Human Trial” is a documentary in process about a potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes. Stacey talks to director Lisa Hepner about her life with type 1 and why she wanted to share this story. The movie features ViaCyte, a California…
Sam Talbot - Celebrity Chef with Type 1 Diabetes / Diabetes Dominator
Apr 5, 2016 • 57 min
Great advice for living well with type 1 diabetes
Scott Hanselman on Diabetes Technology / Events For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Mar 27, 2016 • 62 min
A few years back, Scott Hanselman wrote a post some have called a seminal moment in the diabetes community. Called “The Sad State of Diabetes Technology in 2012,” it sparked action, particularly in what’s now known as the #WeAreNotWaiting…
Diabetes Alert Dogs / Dexcom Update
Mar 22, 2016 • 73 min
“Elle & Coach” author, Stefany Shaheen
Roddy Riddle, Ultra Athlete / Marina Tsaplina of “The Betes”
Mar 15, 2016 • 50 min
Type 1 Diabetes - Body & Soul
Dr. Stephen Ponder - Sugar Surfing
Mar 8, 2016 • 54 min
Managing Type 1 Diabetes
NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed Marks Five Years w/ Type 1 Diabetes
Mar 1, 2016 • 40 min
Drive to Stop Diabetes
My Diabetes Secret - Christopher Snider
Feb 23, 2016 • 57 min
Dexcom Rash Advice
Sam Fuld: Major League Baseball with T1D / Yoga for Diabetes
Feb 16, 2016 • 58 min
The Legend of Sam Fuld
Bigfoot Biomedical CTO Bryan Mazlish / Hockey Fights T1D
Feb 9, 2016 • 50 min
The race to close the loop
Spare a Rose (and a game show!) with Kerri, Scott & Bennet
Feb 2, 2016 • 39 min
#DPodcastWeek
Islet Cell Transplant Recipient Julie Allred
Jan 26, 2016 • 41 min
Julie Allred, school nurse & transplant recipient
Checking In With Dexcom / Hopeful Health
Jan 19, 2016 • 40 min
Dexcom CTO Jorge Valdez
Animas Top Execs Talk Vibe and Beyond (Bonus Episode)
Jan 14, 2016 • 24 min
John Wilson & Krishna Venugopalan
Manny Hernandez / American Girl Doll Diabetes Kit
Jan 12, 2016 • 53 min
Manny Hernandez was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an adult; he was first misdiagnosed as having type 2. Now with Livongo Health, Manny co-founded Diabetes Hands Foundation in 2007. This week he announced he will return to the Board. Our Community…
Riding on Insulin - Michelle Alswager & Harry Thompson
Jan 5, 2016 • 41 min
Ironman Triathletes w/type 1 diabetes
Best of 2015
Dec 22, 2015 • 43 min
Technology, Teens & 70 Years with T1D
Disney with Diabetes / Running for Ruth
Dec 15, 2015 • 55 min
Travel advice for Disney World (and beyond) with type 1 diabetes
Type ONEderland / Carolina Panther Kyle Love
Dec 8, 2015 • 36 min
#DFriends
“Typecast” author Andrew Deutscher / T1D Teen Driving Program
Dec 1, 2015 • 43 min
Our nine year diaversary
Jerry the Bear / Project Blue November
Nov 22, 2015 • 48 min
Win Jerry the Bear!
Beyond Type 1 - A New Diabetes Community
Nov 17, 2015 • 42 min
Beyond Type 1 got quite a buzz when they launched earlier this year with their “Living Beyond” Instagram campaign and “The Drop Spotted” on social media. Stacey talks with CEO Sarah Lucas about the ideas behind Beyond Type 1, and finds out how…
Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s Kelly Rawlings / Surgery For Type 2
Nov 10, 2015 • 38 min
Radio Show Host Ramona Halloway
What Insulin Pump Should I Get?
Nov 3, 2015 • 54 min
Advice from CDE Linnet Steinman
John Costik, Co-Creator of Nightscout / Team Schnak
Oct 27, 2015 • 55 min
When John Costik figured out how to display his son’s Dexcom CGM readings on any web-based device, it was a breakthrough that forever changed how we’re able to look at diabetes. John talks about the collaboration that followed, leading to…
Dexcom: The Latest News & What’s Ahead, with CTO Jorge Valdez
Oct 20, 2015 • 37 min
Dexcom’s Chief Technical Officer Jorge Valdez answers questions about their new G5 Mobile CGM, the partnership with Google and what’s next for Continuous Glucose Monitoring technology. Stacey also talks about CGM/Medicare legislation in front of…
Around the World With Diabetes - Travel and T1D
Oct 13, 2015 • 39 min
American Jeremy Larsen has traveled the world and currently lives in Japan. He started the 70-130 project (the “perfect” blood sugar range) to show that type 1 diabetes shouldn’t hold anyone back from travel. Our Community Connection features a family…
100 Miles of Courage, Determination & Guts: A Mother-Daughter JDRF Ride
Oct 6, 2015 • 47 min
Speaker & author Moira McCarthy shares an emotional experience from a recent JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Moira has been on several JDRF rides but this was the first with her daughter, Lauren (diagnosed T1D at age 6). Stacey also talks to Kady…
DPAC - Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition & JDRF Children’s Congress
Sep 29, 2015 • 43 min
DPAC is a new effort to make it easier for people with diabetes to communicate with policy makers. Co-founder Bennet Dunlap explains how Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition works and how we can all take part. Our Community Connection is with Stacey’s…
The Do It Yourself Pancreas Project - Dana Lewis & Scott Leibrand #DIYPS
Sep 22, 2015 • 47 min
Worried about alarms she couldn’t hear, Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand “hacked” into the programming of her CGM. What they learned led them to a do-it-yourself closed loop artificial pancreas system that Dana has been using since December 2014…
Ask The Diabetes Educator - 2014 Educator of the Year Gary Scheiner answers your questions
Sep 15, 2015 • 41 min
Named the 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Gary Scheiner answers questions from our social media feeds. Gary is the owner and director of Integrated Diabetes Services and has lived with type 1 since…
“A Mile in My Shoes” - Therapist Joe Solowiejczyk on Family Dynamics & Diabetes
Sep 8, 2015 • 44 min
Will’s Way - helping families pay for diabetes supplies
70 Years With Type 1 Diabetes - A Conversation with Richard Vaughn
Sep 1, 2015 • 45 min
Richard Vaughn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1945 at the age of six. This month, he marks 70 years of living with T1D. Vaughn shares how diabetes management and tools have changed over the years and why he thinks he’s been able to stay…
Diabetes Hands Foundation & I Wish People Knew That Diabetes…
Aug 25, 2015 • 38 min
Melissa Lee from DHF and Kelly Kunick
Extreme Endurance Athlete Sebastien Sasseville
Aug 18, 2015 • 30 min
Sebastien Sasseville was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 22. Since then, he has climbed Mt. Everest, finished multiple IronMan races, run across the Sahara Desert and, last year, completed an incredible run across Canada. It took 9…
The College Diabetes Network
Aug 11, 2015 • 37 min
Going to college is stressful enough for most students and diabetes just adds another challenge. Stacey talks to Mindy Bartleson from the College Diabetes Network about resources to help students, families and even roommates. In the Community…
Inspiring Artists & Athletes from Friends for Life
Aug 4, 2015 • 29 min
Natalie Irish and Chase Pelletier
Safe at School (American Diabetes Association)
Jul 28, 2015 • 41 min
Back to school time (almost)! Stacey talks to Crystal Jackson, with the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School program. She has information on legal rights, common challenges and advice on forming a partnership with your child’s…
Raising Teens with Diabetes
Jul 21, 2015 • 38 min
author & speaker Moira McCarthy
Nightscout & The Nightscout Foundation
Jul 10, 2015 • 31 min
Kate Farnsworth and James Wedding
Friends For Life
Jul 6, 2015 • 34 min
CWD’s Laura Billetdeaux
Diabetes Camp
Jun 30, 2015 • 42 min
Justin Thomas & Galen Horton from Camp Carolina Trails
Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison #showmeyourpump
Jun 24, 2015 • 37 min
In 2014, Sierra Sandison won the Miss Idaho pageant with an insulin pump clipped to her bikini, prompting the #showmeyourpump social media movement. We talk about her new book and online projects as well as take a look back at her incredible…
Kerri Sparling, Six Until Me
Jun 12, 2015 • 31 min
Diabetes at theater camp, Stacey’s real-life connection advice
Jeffrey Brewer, Bigfoot Biomedical
Jun 8, 2015 • 33 min
Robotic competition connection & Stacey’s school advice
Christel Marchand Aprigliano, Diabetes Unconference
May 29, 2015 • 27 min
A “Target” connection & why Stacey started the podcast