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The T1D news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent advocates, authors and speakers. Stacey asks hard questions of healthcare companies and tech developers and brings on "everyday' people living with type 1. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes.

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The T1D news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent advocates, authors and speakers. Stacey asks hard questions of healthcare companies and tech developers and brings on "everyday' people living with type 1. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes.

    In the News.. oral insulin tested for T1D, FDA looks at new tubeless pump, Bigfoot Clinic Hub & more!

    In the News.. oral insulin tested for T1D, FDA looks at new tubeless pump, Bigfoot Clinic Hub & more!

    It's "In the News..." the only diabetes newscast. Top stories this week include: #T1D oral insulin study moves ahead, FDA gives breakthrough designation to new SIGI tubeless pump, study shines light on PBM profits, China demands huge drop in insulin prices and Bigfoot Biomedical launches their Clinic Hub
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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. As always, I’m going to link up my sources in the Facebook comments – where we are live – we are also Live on YouTube and in the show notes at d-c dot com when this airs as a podcast..
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    In the News is brought to you by The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real life stories of raising a child with diabetes. Winner of the American Book Fest Prize for best new non-fiction. Available in paperback, on Kindle or as an audio book – all at Amazon.com. You can also get a big discount right now at diabetes-connections.com – use promo code celebrate to save $4
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    Our top story this week.. More good news for mice.. and maybe some day for people. Yale researchers are looking at an oral medication for type 1 diabetes. These lucky mice had metabolic function restored and inflammation reversed. There are a lot of studies going on to make oral insulin work – liquid insulin is destroyed in the stomach before it hits the bloodstream. This research involves a nanoparticle drug vehicle that can not only bring insulin to the pancreas safely, but the casing itself has therapeutic benefits. It’s made out of an acid that seems to reduce the rogue immune cells that destroy the beta cells in the first place. The team says that the nanoparticles could also be used to carry other molecules, which could help with other conditions.
    https://newatlas.com/medical/oral-insulin-pill-prevents-type-1-diabetes/
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    A new tubeless pump is making its way through the US regulatory process. The FDA gives breakthrough device designation to AMF Medical’s Sigi (SIG-ee) Insulin Management System. This is a patch pump, like Omnipod, but it’s rechargeable and re-usable – you get two so you don’t have to go without while it’s charging.
    It’s also an ACE pump, that’s alternate control enabled which means it can interact with CGMs and controller devices like smartphones. This designation isn’t FDA approval, but it should speed up the review. In the press release the company says, “Clinical study data has shown that Sigi™ is delightfully easy to use.” Which is kind of a nice thing to see in a write up like this.
    https://sigipump.com/amf-medical-receives-fda-breakthrough-device-designation-nbspfor-its-sigi-insulin-management-system/
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    Big news from the UK this week – they announced everyone in England with type 1 will be eligible for CGMs covered by the National Health Service there. This was preceeded by coverage for the Libre flash glucose monitor. That program was supposed to start at 20% but almost 50% of people with type 1 have opted in and the results in terms of better health and lower a1cs have really been outstanding. Next up, leaders there say they want CGM covered for anyone using insulin, regardless of diabetes type.
    https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/news/nice-proposes-wider-use-of-glucose-monitoring-devices-for-type-1-diabetes
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    New research into insulin pricing is shining a light on the middle men.. many of us have known about PBMs for a long time. Researchers at USC found that drugmaker

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    Type 1 Diabetes & Evidence-Based Hope

    Type 1 Diabetes & Evidence-Based Hope

    Is the news about diabetes better than many of us believe? A deeper look into some important studies with two leaders in the diabetes community.
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    Dr. Bill Polonsky of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Dr. Steve Edelman, founder of TCOYD and an endocrinologist who lives with type 1, join Stacey to talk about how to go through the evidence that’s sort of hiding in plain sight.. to live well with diabetes.
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    Tell me something good: a young woman’s letter to a major clothing company sparks a change – it’s all about the pockets. Thanks to Athleta for a new product!
    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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    00:00 Show open: what's on this week?
    1:15 Stacey welcome: 250 shows! Check out our search page and browse by subject or keyword 
    5:00 Interview with Drs. Polonsky & Edelman
    48:30 TMSG: new sweatshirt from Athleta inspired by a teen with type 1
    52:00 You can still pre-order Stacey's book. Available everywhere in just a few weeks!
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    Stacey Simms, Partha Kar

    Stacey Simms, Partha Kar

    When you have a national lead on diabetes who really seems to listen to patients and delivers on some big ideas, you get our attention. Dr. Partha Kar is the diabetes co-lead of NHS England. We talk about access, getting more out of your doctor’s visits and what he sees in the future of diabetes tech.
    Dr. Kar's announcement (after our interview was taped) that CGM or Flash Glucose Monitoring will be available to all people in England with type 1 diabetes 
    This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.
    Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!
    Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!
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    Episode Transcription Below:
     
    Stacey Simms  0:00
    Diabetes Connections is brought to you by. Dario Health – Manage your blood glucose levels. Increase your possibilities. By Gvoke HypoPen, the first pre-mixed autoinjector for very low blood sugar. And By Dexcom. Take control of your diabetes and live life to the fullest with Dexcom
    This is Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms.\
    This week when you're a national leader on diabetes, and you really seem to listen to patients and you deliver on some big ideas, you get our attention. Dr. Partha Kar says it shouldn't be that unusual.
     
    Partha Kar  0:39
    And I also feel that clinicians sometimes believe that people living with type 1 diabetes won't be able to handle the truth, so to speak, oh, you can't tell them when you can. They're all adults are surrounded by adults, and they deal with tough calls in their lives all the time. You know,
     
    Stacey Simms  0:57
    Dr. Kar is the diabetes co-lead of NHS England. Yes, this is a US centric show. But I've followed him on social media for a long time. And I've loved what he has to say. We'll talk about access, getting more out of your doctor's visits, and what he sees in the future of diabetes tech.
    This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.
    Welcome to another week of the show, I am your host, Stacey Sims, and we aim to educate and inspire about diabetes with a focus on people who use insulin. If you're part of our mostly American audience, I hope you had a really good Thanksgiving, I hope the travel was safe. If you had to go anywhere, I hope the food was great. And I hope the family was okay to really hope you had a great holiday. If you're part of our international audience, which is still pretty big, I would expect it to be bigger this week, just because of who we're talking to. And that is Dr. Partha Kar, national specialty advisor for diabetes with NHS England. And this is one of those times where I just was interested to see what somebody had to say, as I mentioned in that the opening teaser, I followed him online for quite a while. And I thought you might be interested as well. And boy, when I put it in the Facebook group, you all were thrilled. So I hope you enjoy the interview. He didn't have a ton of time to talk to me. But that is to be expected. But I'm really happy with the questions I was able to ask. And you know, just the fact that he was able to share some information with us, even though his his health system is is markedly different than ours here in the States.
    Before we jump in, I do want to take a moment this is a little self promoting. But gosh, guys, I got such exciting news recently. And that is that I won this huge book price. Yes, I know the book came out a while ago, but I won best new non fiction in the American Book fest. This was of course for the world's worst diabetes mom real life stories of raising a child with type 1 diabetes. And it k

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    "Wait Wait.. Don't Poke Me!" The Diabetes Game Show

    "Wait Wait.. Don't Poke Me!" The Diabetes Game Show

    It’s time for one of our favorite episodes of the year! Wait Wait! Don’t Poke Me, the diabetes game show! Taped this time around for the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life fall conference.
    If you’re familiar with NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, a lot of this will sound familiar, just with a diabetes twist! Our panelists tackle trivia, limericks and we try to "bluff the listener" with tales of diabetes in the wild. Can you guess which Olympian with T1D really had a wildlife encounter?
    Big thanks to our panelists: Nia Grant, Kyle Banks and Matt Point. They all have a connection for FFL and took time out of their busy schedules to goof off with me. There is a video version of this show over on our YouTube channel if you prefer to play along over there.
    Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!
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    In the News.. T1D gene replacement therapy, BG finger scan, insulin on Olympic skis and more!

    In the News.. T1D gene replacement therapy, BG finger scan, insulin on Olympic skis and more!

    It's In the News... the only Diabetes newscast! This week learn about: The DIY #WeAreNotWaiting movement gets a medical write up in the Lancet, a big move for #T1D stem cell therapy and identifying the cause behind a common #T2D condition. We also look at coffee & gestational diabetes and find out why the molecular structure of insulin pictured on an Olympic-hopeful's skis
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    Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!
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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. As always, I’m going to link up my sources in the Facebook comments – where we are live – we are also Live on YouTube and in the show notes at d-c dot com when this airs as a podcast..
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    In the News is brought to you by The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real life stories of raising a child with diabetes. Bit of breaking news here.. we just found out today we won a pretty big deal prize. American Book Fest announced The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom is the winner of their Best New Non-Fiction category! Huge thanks to the judges and to Spark Publications. How about that? You can find the book – it’s my book if that’s not clear - in paperback, on Kindle or as an audio book – all at Amazon.com.
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    Our top story.. a stamp of professional approval for the do it yourself #WeAreNotWaiting movement. Over 40 doctors, legal experts, and other healthcare professionals published a consensus statement in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious and respected medical journals.
    The authors conclude: “Although we do not suggest that open-source AID systems be universally recommended over commercial options, strong ethical reasons support the use of open-source AID systems, with safety and effectiveness data derived from real-world evidence."
    Essentially, they say it’s time for the medical industry to take these methods seriously, and to establish some standards and protocols to help further access and safe use.
    https://mashable.com/article/doctors-approve-diy-diabetes-tech-treatments
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    Stem cell therapy for type 1 moves forward. CRISPR therapeutics and Viactye announce approval for a clinical trial application. We’ve covered this before and talked to ViaCyte on the podcast. They’ve been moving forward with stem cell research and you may know Crispr as a gene editing platform. The idea is that together these companies could find a functional cure for type 1. This is a Phase 1 clinical trial designed to look at safety and efficacy. They expect to start enrolling patients by the end of the year.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crispr-therapeutics-viacyte-inc-start-133000366.html
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    A new study suggests a lack of a specific molecule in red blood cells may be the root cause of vascular problems in people with type 2. Red blood cells are important for many reasons, one of which is maintaining what’s called cardiovascular equilibrium. This is partly achieved through the production of nitric oxide. This is a problem in people with type 2 and these researchers speculate it’s because they have much less of something called micro-RNA-210 than those without diabetes. Interestingly, blood sugar control through medication appeared to cause no major improvement here – it didn’t affect the red blood cells.
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/scientists-identify-new-cause-of-vascular-injury-in-type-2-diabetes
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    Good news for pregnant coffee lovers: Consuming a low amount of caffeine during pregnancy could help to redu

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    Ask the D-Moms Holiday Edition - More Fun, Less Stress (we promise!)

    Ask the D-Moms Holiday Edition - More Fun, Less Stress (we promise!)

    With Thanksgiving almost here and the winter holidays around the corner, we know that diabetes stress is about to ratchet way up. The D-Moms are here to help! Moira McCarthy joins Stacey to talk about everything from holiday travel, long car rides, well meaning relatives and holiday gifts centered on T1D. And of course, FOOD!
    Get advice to keep your children with T1D safe and happy so you can make terrific memories without freaking out about "perfect" blood sugars.
    Previous D-Mom Holiday advice here
    Adults with T1D give their take on the holidays: 
    This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.
    Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!
    Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group!
    Sign up for our newsletter here
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    Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners!
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    Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!
    Click here for iPhone      Click here for Android
    Episode Transcription below: 
    Stacey Simms  0:00
    Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dario health. Manage your blood glucose levels increase your possibilities by Gvoke Hypopen the first pre mixed auto injector for very low blood sugar, and by Dexcom, take control of your diabetes and live life to the fullest with Dexcom.
     
    Announcer  0:20
    This is Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms.
     
    Stacey Simms  0:26
    This week, Thanksgiving is almost here and many holidays just around the corner. Ask the D moms is here to help more McCarthy and I answer your questions and share our own stories to help you make more wonderful memories with less stress, even if that means doing things differently for a special occasion.
     
    Moira McCarthy  0:44
    And the reality is in this long, long, long, long, long lifetime marathon diabetes, you need to just chill a mile here and there. And by doing this and saying to your children, we're going to turn this off. This is okay. Don't worry about it. You're fine. You're modeling that for them and you're giving them the confidence and the courage to know that they can be okay. Yeah,
     
    Stacey Simms  1:06
    she said turn this off. She's talking about something I dare to say and do about Benny's CGM. We also talk about long car rides well-meaning relatives and holiday gifts centered on diabetes.
    This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.
    Welcome to another week of the show. I'm your host Stacey Simms always so glad to have you here. You know, we aim to educate and inspire about diabetes with a focus on people who use insulin. And yes, this time of year. I mean, it's the holidays are stressful without diabetes, right. But I'm already seeing in my local group, the stress ratcheting up, somebody said to me the other day that they feel like even though they're not necessarily doing more than they did before the pandemic as more people are venturing out and traveling. They feel like they're really busy. And I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that we haven't been very busy for the last year and a half, really. So there's gonna be more pressure on this holiday season. There's going to be more travel, there's going to be I don't know, it'll feel like higher stakes and especially if you are new to type one, that first year those first holidays, those first milestones are incredibly stressful. So Moira and I are here to help you out you probably already know. But just in case Moira McCarthy is a dear friend of mine. She is the author of many books about raising kids with diabetes, including the amazing raising teens with diabetes, which has that fabulous photo of a teen rolling her eyes right on the cover. I love that cover. You'll hear how long her daughter Lauren has lived with type one. She's a very successful adult now living on her own.

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