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3 year old Jeff Ryan in front of a Christmas Tree in 1971

50 Years with T1D, But Another Condition Changed Jeff’s Life

Jeff Ryan has lived with type 1 for more than 50 years. But he also has what’s called an essential tremor. Part of the treatment for that included using powerful magnets, which made thinking about diabetes tech.. a little different for Jeff. He talks about being diagnosed as a toddler in 1971, and how treatment…

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In the News.. Restoring insulin production, Tandem acquires Capillary Biomedical, “Purple Hearts” movie features T1D & more!

It’s In the News! The tops diabetes stories this week include: Australian scientists say they have a new way to restore insulin production using an existing and approved drug, Tandem rolls out bolus by phone for wider release and acquires Capillary Biomedical, an infusion set maker. Dexcom adds Spanish as a language option for the…

Sebastien Sasseville wearing a bike helmet and cycling

“Choose To Do Difficult Things” – T1D Ultra-Athlete Sebastien Sasseville

Sebastien Sasseville recently completed The Race Across America, a grueling 3-thousand mile coast to coast cycling event that riders must complete in only 12 days. That means pushing through not just diabetes, Sasseville lives with type 1, but also eating on the bike and sleeping just a few hours at a time. Sasseville has been…

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

Top stories In the News this week, United Healthcare announces changes to how they cover insulin for some, a new study looks at CGM use in people with type 2 over the age of 65, another company begins islet cell clinical trials, a new tool to treat diabetic neuropathy pain, gestational diabetes is on the…

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DiabetesWise Pro: Unbiased diabetes tech info for you and your doctor

When you’re thinking about new diabetes technology, sometimes your endo is right there with you, keeping up on the latest & greatest. But if they’re not, a new resource could help. Diabetes Wise Pro includes more than just pump and CGM specs. Stacey talks to Dr. Korey Hood, the co founder of DiabetesWise, a website…

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In the News… Vertex buys Viacyte, Tandem mobile bolus begins roll out, a One Drop sensor and more!

Top stories in this news this week: Stem cell research Vertex company buys Viacyte, another company looking at stem cells for a functional cure for T1D, some tslim users are getting access to Tandem’s new mobile bolus feature, One Drop shows a “health sensor” on its website, a study shows that screening for type 1…

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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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