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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.

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes Stacey Simms

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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.

    Support for T1D Caregivers From a Mom Who Gets It

    Support for T1D Caregivers From a Mom Who Gets It

    Her daughter was diagnosed during the first year of COVID.. now Katie Roseborough is looking to help other moms by sharing her story. Katie’s started a podcast; she talks about why and shares stories about her family’s experience. She has three kids, only one with type 1.
    More about Katie here https://www.sugarmamaspodcast.com/
    Book presales are open! "STILL The World's Worst Diabetes Mom" will be out this fall. Order now and use promo code "Earlybird" to save $5!
    https://diabetes-connections.com/book-store/
    You can also save $5 on the first "World's Worst Diabetes Mom" at that link, just use "Earlybird" at checkout.
    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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    • 38 min
    In the News... type 1 prevention study, CGMs for older adults, Lilly Diabetes Medals are back and more!

    In the News... type 1 prevention study, CGMs for older adults, Lilly Diabetes Medals are back and more!

    Top stories in the news this week: researchers are testing an injection to help prevent type 1 diabetes while not harming the immune system, a new study looks at older adults and CGM use, help for pharmacists when it comes to prescribing CGM and a new group takes over the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award Medals. Plus, amazing feats of endurance from ultra athletes with type 1 diabetes.
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    *Click here to learn more about OMNIPOD* *Click here to learn more about AFREZZA* *Click here to learn more about DEXCOM* 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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    In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for the entire T1D population.
    https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/
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    Interesting new study looking at preventing type 1. The drug, currently known as IMCY-0098, blocks the immune system response that is thought to be the trigger. Very early on here, the Oxford scientists who are part of the study say it will likely be at least ten years before they’ll be able to bring it to market, if it works. One of the most promising aspects is that the injection seems to only target production of cells that damage the immune system, so it doesn’t seem to affect the body’s ability to protect itself against other infections.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10952755/Type-1-diabetes-stopped-strikes-thanks-simple-jab.html
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    No surprise but glad this is being looked at. Older adults with type 1 diabetes using CGMs for the first time had lower A1Cs AND fewer lows. This study called WISDM - Wireless Innovation for Seniors with Diabetes Mellitus (WISDM) followed adults over 60 for six months. These researchers say the benefits of CGM combined with recently improved Medicare coverage should serve to increase adoption of CGM as standard of care in all adult populations, especially older people who are at increased risk of hypoglycemia.
    https://www.healio.com/news/endocrinology/20220627/cgm-improves-time-in-range-reduces-hba1c-for-older-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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    New resource thanks to the Helmsley Trust. This is for pharmacists and it’s hoped it will expand patient access to CGMs. The release says Involving pharmacists in providing access is especially important for rural communities where they may be the most reachable healthcare professionals given the lack of diabetes specialists across the U.S. The guide was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and its Foundation
    http://ow.ly/zZ3c50Jz20f
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    Looks like the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award Medals are getting a second life. As we reported back in January, after nearly 50 years, Lilly decided to end the program which gives a small medal for 10,25, 50 and 75 years of living with diabetes. The group Children with Diabetes – best known for putting on the Friends for Life Conference has taken it over. They’ll now be called the CWD Journey Awards. You don’t have to attend one of their conferences to get one and there is no cost. I’ll give you the link to learn more and order one.
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    The vets and keepers at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) diagnosed the first reported case of diabetes in a giant anteater.
    Stephanie Mota, resident veterinary surgeon at RZSS said: “Keepers first discovered something was wrong when Nala was losing weight despite eating the same amount, or sometimes even more, than usual.
    “We carrie

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    The Human Trial - A new documentary about the quest for a T1D cure

    The Human Trial - A new documentary about the quest for a T1D cure

    This summer we get a behind the scenes look at the evolution of stem cells as a functional cure for type 1. The Human Trial is new documentary that follows the process and the filmmakers are incredibly optimistic about what they’ve seen. Co-director Lisa Hepner lives with type 1. She’s says she’s knows to be careful about “the cure in five years’ kind of statements but is convinced this is the real deal. We’ll talk about the the film, the process, the science and a lot more.
    Listen to our first interview with Lisa Hepner from 2016
    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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    • 30 min
    In the News... Insulin pricing bill, Nasal insulin tested, Light at night as a T2D risk, and more!

    In the News... Insulin pricing bill, Nasal insulin tested, Light at night as a T2D risk, and more!

    It’s “In the News..” got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: The US Senate may have a bipartisan plan to lower the price of insulin for the insured, nasal insulin is tested to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's in people with diabetes, two interesting studies about sleep and diabetes, and more!
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    *Click here to learn more about OMNIPOD* *Click here to learn more about AFREZZA* *Click here to learn more about DEXCOM* 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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    In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for the entire T1D population.
    https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/
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    Two Senators have unveiled legislation aimed at lowering the cost of insulin, but not for the uninsured. This is a bipartisan bill that would lower patietn’s cost to 35-dollars a month, for those with commercial insurance and on Medicare. It would eliminate the rebates drug companies pay to negotiators known as pharmacy benefit managers if the drug company kept the overall price of insulin below a certain level. Democrats are also in the midst of talks on a party-line package on President Biden’s economic agenda that would likely include reductions in insulin costs as well as broader measures aimed at lowering drug prices, which could complicate any push for a stand-alone insulin measure. This change has enormous support among Americans, but can’t seem to get any real traction in Washington despite who’s in power. We’ll see what happens..
    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3531954-bipartisan-pair-of-senators-unveils-bill-to-lower-insulin-costs/
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    Nasal insulin doesn’t look like it works too well on diabetes, but a new study shows it may help to slow age related mental decline. This study found that after 12 months of once daily intranasal insulin, people with diabetes in the study performed better on cognitive tests than those diabetics in the placebo group. The non-diabetic group receiving the intranasal insulin also displayed improvements on decision making and verbal memory tests compared to non-diabetics in the placebo group.
    The biggest improvements in the non-diabetic group were seen in those subjects who started the trial in a prediabetic state. This suggests the treatment may be most effective at slowing cognitive decline in either diabetics or those with prediabetes.
    https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/insulin-nasal-spray-cognitive-decline-dementia-clinical-trial/
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    Go to sleep, and don’t breathe too much. Researchers in the U.K. will test hypoxia to treat type 2 diabetes. Hypoxia is a state where the body does not receive sufficient amounts of oxygen.
    Multiple studies have shown that hypoxia improves blood sugar levels and aids in weight loss. Although scientists do not fully understand how this works, it is suggested that hypoxia burns more calories in the body, resulting in lower appetites in individuals. These researchers want to recruit volunteers so they can figure out why. Each volunteer will be provided with a sleeping tent in which they have to sleep – at home - for 10-day periods on two separate occasions. For one of they nights, they oxygen levels will be set to 15 percent. That sounds ridiculous, but, the air we breathe right now is only about 21% oxygen. 15-percent is pretty typical for find at high altitudes or inside an airplane.
    https://interestingengineering.com/lose-weight-while-asleep
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    Another look at sleepin

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    "Stay Connected, With Style" Meet Erin Calhoun-Dulaney of Skirt My Pump

    "Stay Connected, With Style" Meet Erin Calhoun-Dulaney of Skirt My Pump

    Wearing an insulin pump can be a huge help when it comes to managing diabetes, but finding a place to put it can be difficult. Women’s clothing in particular, isn’t great for storing stuff. Erin Calhoun-Dulaney has lived with type 1 for 40 years and she finally got fed up enough to create her own product. We’ll talk about Skirt my Pump, her experience with T1D and her career as a Hollywood publicist.
    Stacey also has information about Tandem's Mobile Bolus limited roll out. Click here to find out more and sign up. 
    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!
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    • 39 min
    In the News... Tandem Mobile Bolus, long-acting insulin study, new hospital guidelines for diabetes & more!

    In the News... Tandem Mobile Bolus, long-acting insulin study, new hospital guidelines for diabetes & more!

    It’s “In the News..” got a few minutes? Get caught up! Top stories this week: Tandem Diabetes announces a limited launch of their mobile bolus feature (signup below), researchers look at how Basaglar stacks up, new guidelines for diabetes in the hospital, a T1D extreme athlete bikes across the USA and more
    Learn about the T1D Exchange!
    Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom!
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    *Click here to learn more about OMNIPOD* *Click here to learn more about AFREZZA* *Click here to learn more about DEXCOM* 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. we go live on social media first and then All sources linked up at diabetes dash connections dot com when this airs as a podcast.
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    In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for the entire T1D population.
    https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/
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    Tandem’s mobile bolus feature is in limited release. Approved earlier this year, they’ve released the feature to a very small number of users and are expecting a wider, still limited, release in the next few weeks. This is the feature that allows you to bolus by phone and use the t-connect app to see pump data on your phone as well. It’s not full pump control via phone, but it’s a big step forward in terms of convenience for users and for Tandem’ next product, the MOBI pump – which won’t have a screen and will have full phone control. I’m asking Tandem to come on the show and share more about the features and how it works. It’s interesting that you can’t dismiss alerts and alarms from the app and must do so on the pump itself. I’ll link up the site you need to sign up for the limited release. You will need to update the software on your tslim x2 pump and take some additional online training. This is US only.
    https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/landing-pages/remote-bolus
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    The Eversense E3 gets European approval. This is a partnership between Ascensia diabetes care and Senseonics. The E3 is the six month version of the implantable CGM system. It’s also approved for insulin treatment decisions, which is a switch from the XL version already available in Europe. The E3 was approved in the US earlier this year and should be distributed in Europe in the fall.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ascensia-diabetes-care-announces-european-060000125.html
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    New guidelines for treating diabetes in the hospital. This is from the Endocrine Society, which last updated their guidelines ten years ago. New this time around, hospital use of continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy, providing inpatient diabetes education as part of a comprehensive diabetes discharge-planning process, use of noninsulin glucose-lowering therapies, and more.
    Adult patients with diabetes or newly recognized hyperglycemia account for greater than 30% of noncritically ill hospitalized patients.
    https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/home/topics/endocrinology-information-center/endocrine-society-issues-new-guidelines-for-hospitalized-patients-with-diabetes/
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    Works just as well and costs less.. that’s the upshot of a new study on Basaglar, the copycat insulin to Lantus when it comes to type 2 diabetes. The findings come from 14 commercial health plans and Medicare Advantage plans. Basaglar was approved as a biosimilar insulin glargine by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2015. This was a large study of thousands of patients and also showed that there was better adherence to Basaglar, no reason for that was given, b

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I learn so much!

Love all the updates about the diabetes world!

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Great content!

I love the range of information Stacy shares and the variety of quests. She produces a very professional podcast on diabetes!

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An essential for anyone affected by T1D

My son was diagnosed in the middle of the pandemic, resources and connections in person were limited to none. This podcast was an incredible resource in figuring out his care. We decided to go for Tandem’s brand new CIQ at 3 months after diagnosis on 2021. His A1Cs have been in the 5s ever since. I really thank the podcast for helping us make the best decision possible for our son. I love staying on top of what’s new with TD1 technology and I will forever be grateful. Thank you Stacy!!!!

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