Jason Cyr in uniform

Staying in the Military After A T1D Diagnosis – Jason Cyr’s Story

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16737215/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_335_Final_Veteran_Jason_Cyr.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” libsyn_item_id=”16737215″ /] Staying in the US Military ater a type 1 diabetes diagnosis isn’t easy, but it can be done. Meet Jason Cyr. Diagnosed in 2011 while deployed in Africa, he was able to return to the Army and retire on his…

Aaron Kowalski

“The Mission Hasn’t Changed At All” – JDRF CEO Aaron Kowalski on the Impact of COVID-19

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16696136/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_334_Final_JDRF_Kowalski.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” libsyn_item_id=”16696136″ /] JDRF began this year by funding more research projects than ever before, but after COVID changed everything, what does the future hold?  We caught up with CEO Aaron Kowalski to ask what their mission to “cure, prevent & treat” type…

Kelly Kunik as a child on Halloween

Diagnosed On Halloween: Kelly Kunik Marks Four Decades with T1D

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16528895/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_331_Final_Classic_Halloween_Kunik.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” libsyn_item_id=”16528895″ /] Halloween can be a challenge for many families touched by diabetes, but just imagine beng diagnosed ON Halloween. That’s what happened to Kelly Kunik in 1977. In this “Classic” episode from 2017, Kelly shares her story, her family’s unique experience…

Linda Franklin pictured in the gym

“Being Strong is Wonderful”- World Record Holder Linda Franklin on Fitness & T1D

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16366391/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_328_Final_Franklin.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” libsyn_item_id=”16366391″ /] Linda Franklin is one of the strongest people we know – and we mean that literally! She holds world records for power lifting and has ranked at an elite national level for cross fit. Linda was diagnosed with type 1…

Helen Cooper gets the COVID vaccine

“I’m Happy I Did It” – Volunteering For a COVID Vaccine Trial With T1D

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16080086/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_324_Final_Covid_Vaccine_Helene.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”16080086″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Helene Cooper has type 1 diabetes, asthma, and she’s Black. All of those factors increase her risks if she catches COVID 19. They’re also exactly what the researchers behind one of the vaccine trials were looking for. She’s now in…

Jeanne Martin as a teenager

“I’ve Never Dwelled On It:” 66 Years of Living Well With Type 1 Diabetes

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15989381/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_323_Final_Jeanne_Martin_66_Years.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15989381″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Jeanne Martin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age ten, in the 1950s. Technology was very different back then, of course, but so was the medical community’s reaction. Jeanne was told she would never have children and if she…

Invincible kids logo - a group of doctors, teachers and families in cartoon form

“We’re All Figuring This Out Together” – Improving School Care For Children With Type 1 Diabetes

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15460043/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_316_Final_Invincible_Schools.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15460043″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Back to school is stressful for families touched by diabetes, even without this year’s incredible and unique challenges. There’s a new service in development to help make it just a little easier to let someone else take care of your…

Six boxes, each with a person inside. It's the old Hollywood Squares game show set

A Diabetes Game Show! The FFL-Wood Squares

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15411392/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_315_Final_FFL_Wood_Squares.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15411392″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] It’s our annual game show episode! This year, because of all the Zoom calls, we decided to play the HollyWood Squares! Of course, since this is a show for the Friends for Life Conference (FFL, pronounced Fiffle) we’re calling…

Brandon Mouw and his dog

Life After a Pancreas Transplant: Meet Brandon Mouw

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15186728/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_311_Final_Brandon_Transplant.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15186728″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] What’s it like to live with a pancreas transplant? And why would you need one? Brandon Mouw was diagnosed with type 1 as a child and lived well with it for many years. He explains what happened to change…

Kevin and Melissa Lee

“You Can Either Help Us or Understand We’ll Do It Anyway.” One Couple’s Story in the DIY Diabetes Movement

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/14638808/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_304_Kevin_Melissa_Lee.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”14638808″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Melissa and Kevin Lee played an important role in what we know now as NightScout and the DIY movement.  Their interest was initially sparked because they wanted to have children. Melissa lives with type 1 and Kevin has an engineering…