Moira McCarthy, Stacey Simms, and Kerri Sparling on stage at Moms' Night Out

Ask Us Anything! Moms’ Night Out Providence Panel with Moira McCarthy & Kerri Sparling

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/28873328/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/no/direction/forward/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”bottom” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_605_Final_MNO_Prov_Panel_Moira_Kerri.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”28873328″ height=”360″ theme=”standard” custom_color=”75942D” player_use_thumbnail=”” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” /] At Moms’ Night Out Providence, I was part of an Ask Us Anything panel that included Moira McCarthy and Kerri Sparling. We had a lot of fun on this panel and a lot of fun at MNO period. If…

Benny and Stacey - mother and son - stand together on a college campus in front of a sign that says Patriot Pride

Our son with T1D is off to college! A candid conversation with Benny about managing diabetes during this new phase of life

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27799746/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_585_Final_Benny_off_to_college.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”27799746″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download the episode” /]It’s one of the biggest milestones in my family’s experience with diabetes. Our son is off to college! I asked Benny to come on and talk about what’s on his mind, how he’s feeling and to answer your…

Explaining T1D at School with Teacher and D-Mom Laura Self

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27603936/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_581_Final_Sweetie_Book_Laura_Self.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”27603936″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download the episode” /]It’s almost time for back to school! How do you explain type 1 diabetes to students? I asked a preschool teacher whose daughter has t1d to talk about how to get the message through without scaring anyone. Laura…

Benny and a friend are on the back of a camel with the desert sand in the background

How we sent our 16-year-old son with T1D six thousand miles away – without us

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27423891/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_577_Final_Replay_Benny_Israel_V2.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”27423891″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download the episode” /]My son Benny is back from a four week trip halfway around the world with a non-diabetes camp program. He says it was amazing! To be honest, I had a really hard time with it. This week, we…

Jisel Parra with her husband and two small children post in front of a birthday cake

How “A Tad Too Sweet” founder Jisel Parra found her diabetes community

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/26558409/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_560_Final_Jisel_Parra_Tad_Too_Sweet.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”26558409″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”26a9e0″ player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Jisel Parra had a rocky start with diabetes – as a teen her type 1 was initially misdiagnosed and she struggled with support and mental health. But she found ways to find community and gradually started to thrive with T1D.…

Dr. Maureen Michele sits on a couch with her laptop. The pillows behind her have the American flag pattern.

Managing “Overwhelming Chaos” – when a child is diagnosed with more than T1D

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/26351892/height/360/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_556_Final_Cancer_T1D_Michele.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”26351892″ height=”360″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”26a9e0″ player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Dr. Maureen Michele is a pediatrician whose daughter had already survived a cancer diagnosis, when she was later diagnosed with 1 diabetes. In fact, Dr. Michele knew enough to test for T1D, so mom and daughter found out together, in…

Dr. Phyllisa Deroze and her daughter hold a copy of the book "Diabetes Helpers"

When a child becomes their parent’s “Diabetes Helper” – a new book from Dr. Phyllisa Deroze

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/25914738/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_547_Final_Deroze_Diabetes_Helpers.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”25914738″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]When you’re a parent with diabetes, your kids often learn about diabetes before they can read or write. They know you might beep or take shots or wear a CGM and they often become diabetes helpers in serious circumstances. This…

Randall and Emma Barker, father and adult daughter, stand next to each other

“He’s a Huge Inspiration To Me” – A Father & Daughter Face T1D Together

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/25549683/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_540_Final_Randall_Emma_Barker_Eyes.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”25549683″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Dad and daughter, Randall and Emma Barker, were diagnosed at the same age (ten) and have a few other coincidences around their experiences with T1D. They have a close relationship and this week, they share their story. The Barkers…

Getting back to “Diabetes Sanity” – Therapist & T1D mom JoAnne Robb

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/25153977/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_530_Final_JoAnne_Robb_Therapist.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”25153977″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]We’re in the holiday eating season right now.. difficult enough to manage without diabetes. What can we do to take off some of the pressure this time of year while still enjoying holiday meals and parties and treats? JoAnne Robb…

Lea, a white girl with brown curly hair pictured at 5 years old in a JDRF t-shirt and as a 20 year old standing on a beach

When your sibling has T1D: Stacey’s daughter Lea shares her story

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/25090491/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_529_Final_Lea_Sibling.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”25090491″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Stacey talks a lot about her son with type 1 but, as many of you know, she also has a daughter who doesn’t have diabetes. What’s it like to grow up with a sibling who gets more attention for something…