Three versions of Jerry the Bear toy

“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…

Tandem’s Control IQ at One Year: “The Real-World Data is Even Better Than the Clinical Data”

It’s been a year since Tandem Diabetes Care released their Control IQ software, hybrid closed loop technology to help increase time in range. What have they learned about how people are using the system? Molly McElwee Malloy, Manager of Clinical Outcomes at Tandem Diabetes Care, is back on the show to answer your questions and…

Health care workers get a vaccine

“It’s Like a Huge Drop Of Hope” – Health Care Providers with T1D get the COVID Vaccine (Bonus Episode)

Let’s start off 2021 with some hope! This week you’ll hear from five health care providers who received a COVID vaccine in late December 2020. They all live with type 1 diabetes and share their experiences leading up to the vaccine and how they felt after getting it. These folks all got the first round of…

Alecia Wesner & Marty Drilling together

“He’s Why I Have My Vision” – Alecia & Marty Have a Friendship Forged in Diabetes History

Clinical trials are incredibly important for research, but the people who take part don’t usually get to meet anyone they’ve helped.  Marty & Alecia are a very special exception! Marty Drilling took part in a clinical trial in 1974 that later helped save Alecia Wesner’s eyesight! We’ll share their remarkable story and talk about how…