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“You can take it to another level” – Sugar Surfing with Dr. Stephen Ponder (Classic Episode)

Dr. Stephen Ponder coined the term “Sugar Surfing” in 2013 to describe a real-time, dynamic system of managing diabetes. In this “Classic” episode we take a deep dive into what Sugar Surfing is all about and get Dr. Ponder’s perspective on everything from parenting teens with diabetes to how he feels after 50+ years of…

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“If You Need Help, We’re Here to Help You” – The Mission of Mutual Aid Diabetes

When they’re out of options, people who use insulin are turning to Go Fund Me accounts and other online crowd-sourcing ways of raising funds. Mutual Aid Diabetes (MAD) is a new organization that hopes to help. Their mission is “to ensure every member of the diabetes community has access to adequate diabetes supplies, medications, sustainability…

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“Educational, Comforting & Really Fun” – The Story Behind Jerry the Bear (Classic Episode)

You may know Jerry the Bear as part of Beyond Type 1. But this learning and companion toy for children with type 1 diabetes got his start as a college project. Ten students from Northwestern University entered the first every DiabetesMine Design Challenge back in 2009 and won the most creative design. A few of…