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“Nobody’s Talking About It” – The unique issue of getting older with T1D

Diagnosed almost 60 years ago, Joanne Milo loves technology and helped start the popular Loop and Learn group. She’s also passionate about diabetes and aging. It’s hard to believe now, but many people diagnosed in the 1960s and 70s were told they wouldn’t live to age 40. Thankfully, that wasn’t true. But the medical world…

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In the News.. New G7 data, Lingo sensors, COVID & Diabetes studies and more!

Every week “In the News…” brings you the top stories and headlines around the diabetes community. Top stories this week include: a Dexcom G7 data update, Abbott announces new Lingo sensors to measure ketones and more, it’s 100 years since the first insulin shot, Lilly Diabetes discontinues T1D Everyday Magic and an ultra releases diabetes…

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“Different every step of the way” – A Dexcom G7 Update (and more) with CEO Kevin Sayer

This week, Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer spoke to the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference about the G7 and beyond. We talk about information from that presentation and get to as many of your questions as time allows. This interview took place on Tuesday Jan 11 and much of what we discussed isn’t FDA approved. Dexcom presentation…

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In the News.. new glucose-regulating molecule discovered, eary CGM use helps kids, Lilly ends Journey Awards and more!

In the News… top stories this week: A second glucose-regulating molecule discovered, CGM use closer to diagnosis helps T1D kids, Lilly discontinues “Journey Awards,” study on Dexcom use in hospitals, and why does this concept car share a diabetes tech name? — Join us LIVE every Wednesday at 4:30pm EST Check out Stacey’s book: The…

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(Un)Doing Diabetes Representation: What the media gets wrong (and what we can do about it)

Diabetes on TV and in movies is rarely anything close to accurate. Turns out, those media misconceptions can be real-life harmful. This week, Stacey is joined by Dr. Heather Walker, the co-author of (Un)Doing Diabetes: Representation, Disability, Culture and Dr. Phyllisa Deroze, who contributed a chapter called “Laughing to Keep From Dying: Black Americans with…

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In the News.. Medicare CGM changes, Beta Bionics update, wearables to predict T1D and more!

Our top stories this week include Medicare further expanding CGM coverage, Beta Bionics has an iLet update, ADA announces new Standards of Care, a new study looks at using Fitbits to predict the risk of type 2, and more! Join us LIVE on Facebook every Wednesday at 4:30pm EST   Check out Stacey’s book: The…

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The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real-Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes is now available

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Raising a child with type 1 diabetes is full of challenges, but you are not alone! Join the honest and witty Stacey Simms for real-life stories of T1D parenting. Stacey’s son was diagnosed just before he turned two. He’s now in high school! In her new book, Stacey shares how mistakes and mishaps can actually be a diabetes parent’s secret superpower.

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Behind the Scenes with Stacey


Stacey Simms is the host and producer of Diabetes Connections. She’s also an author, speaker, and voice-over artist. Stacey spent more than 20 years in local TV and radio broadcasting, mostly working very early morning hours.

Stacey’s been sharing her family’s story with type 1 diabetes since her son’s diagnosis in 2006. Read her blog, find speaker reviews and audio samples at our partner website.

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