“TikTok saved my life” – How Justin went from misdiagnosed to inspiring others with diabetes

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27675783/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_583_Final_Justin_DiabeTech.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”27675783″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download the episode” /]For adults with type 1, an initial misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes is unfortunately, all too common. What’s perhaps more unusual is what happened to this week’s guest who was correctly diagnosed by TikTok! Justin Eastzer talks to…

Pietro Marsala dressed in airline pilot uniform stands in front of a plane

Meet Pietro Marsala, the first US commercial airline pilot with type 1 diabetes

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/26640276/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/26a9e0/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_561_Final_Marsala_Pilot.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”26640276″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”26a9e0″ player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Long thought an impossible, development people with type 1 diabetes are now working as commercial airline pilots. The very first to be certified in the US , Pietro Marsala says he decided to forge ahead while working as a flight…

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Building Community Through Storytelling: SixUntilMe’s Kerri Sparling

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/24771264/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_522_Final_Kerri_Book_2022.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”24771264″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]The author of Six Until Me, Kerri Sparling, isn’t blogging any more, but she’s still looking for stories of connection and community built around conversation For 14 years Kerri wrote a daily blog about her experience with type 1. She…

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“What We Wish You Knew – and Why” – A diabetes patient-centered panel from #EASD

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/24567093/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_516_Final_DEDOC_at_EASD.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”24567093″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Many of you tuned in virtually to EASD or maybe you were lucky enough to travel there! There was one talk at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes that really got my attention: the #dedoc° symposia “What…

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“We’ve finally opened that door” – What Medicare negotiations will mean for people with diabetes

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/24056283/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_502_Final_P4AD_Sarah_Medicare.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”24056283″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]You may know the Inflation Reduction Act best for being the latest time an insulin price measure was NOT voted through. But supporters say there’s a lot here that will help patients save money, including those with diabetes. We talk…

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Episode 500! Behind the Scenes & What’s Next, with WMTW’s Cristina Frank

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/23996811/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_500_Final_Cristina_Frank_interviews_Stacey.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”23996811″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]I started Diabetes Connections back in the summer of 2015. I’m not sure I had a number of episodes in mind when I kicked off the show, I just knew I wanted to make a podcast for and about the…

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

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

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/23930523/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_499_Final_Jeff_Ryan.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”23930523″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]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…

JDRF CEO Aaron Kowalski

“I think we have an answer” – JDRF’s CEO explains the plan for non-profit insulin

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/22582436/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_465_Final_JDRF_Civica_Insulin.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”22582436″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]There’s a new plan to manufacture and sell insulin at a much lower list price. The company behind it is non-profit Civica RX, which has support from JDRF. Stacey talks to JDRF CEO Aaron Kowalski about what their role is…

Molly Schrieber pictured by herself, with her father and with her family

“It was incredibly frustrating” When Another Autoimmune Condition Complicates Life with T1D

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/22049354/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_451_Final_Molly_Schreiber.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”22049354″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]People with diabetes were encouraged to get a COVID vaccine early on when the shots were released. But what happens when you live with type 1 and another condition where the vaccine recommendation is more complicated? Molly Schreiber lives with…

TV set with remote

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

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/21664781/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_441_Final_UnDoing_Diabetes_Walker_Deroze.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”21664781″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]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.…