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Minisode #11: Let’s Stop Saying: “Kid First, Diabetes Second”

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15858326/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_321_Final_Mini_11_Kid_First.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15858326″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]It didn’t take long after my son was diagnosed for someone to tell us, “Kid first, diabetes second.” Benny was diagnosed in 2006, but that phrase has been around a long time in the diabetes parenting community. I get it.…

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Minisode #10 – “Why I Love My Insulin Pump” – Listeners Weigh In

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15299885/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_313_Final_Pump_Listeners.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”15299885″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Why do you love your pump? We asked listeners to give us short reviews of the systems they use. This is sort of a companion piece to our last episode – when we went through how to choose a…

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Stuck At Home? Share Your Voice: A Community-Sourced Episode

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/13694039/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_292_Final_Stuck_Share.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”13694039″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] We asked and you answered! Listeners sent in their audio to let us know what’s going on in the diabetes community right now.  It’s a tough and stressful time, but you’re not alone. Listen to stories and thoughts from…

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Minisode #9: Hey Doc! Listen up!

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/13308272/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_285_Final_Mini_9_Doctors_Twitter_Rant.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”13308272″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Have you ever had a doctor give you a “wake-up call?” or try a “scared straight” tactic? These techniques – and a lot more – blew up on Twitter recently. Stacey noticed that it also seemed that the doctors…

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Minisode #8: When A Child With T1D is Afraid to Get Back in the Game

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/13205348/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_283_Final_Mini_8_Soccer_Kid_Fear.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”13205348″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, most of the time the parents are told that T1D won’t stop them. People with diabetes play sports, climb mountains, pursue acting and singing careers and much more. But what…

An insulin vial with the caption "Spare a Rose Save a Child"

Minisode #7: Spare a Rose / What Can We Do About The Price of Insulin?

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/13132448/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_281_Final_Mini7_SpareRose_Affordable_Insulin.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”13132448″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Two big topics for this mini-espidoe. Stacey talks about Spare a Rose and talks to the leaders of Patients for Affordable Drugs. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Spare a Rose is an initiative to…

A Dexcom receiver with the caption "whose graph is it anyway?

Minisode #6: Whose Graph Is It Anyway? (A D-Parent’s Struggle)

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/13028063/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/445599/” 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_279_Final_Mini6_not_my_graph.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”445599″ libsyn_item_id=”13028063″ /] Watch your language! That’s what Stacey is trying to tell herself this week. When you’re a parent of a child with a chronic condition, it’s hard not to say things like “our diabetes” and “our CGM graph.” But it’s not…

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Minisode #5 – Stop Posting Sick Day Photos of Your Kids!

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12931313/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_277_Final_Stop_Sharing_Sick_Day_Photos.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”12931313″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Sharing photographs of our kids on social media has become second nature. But what happens when we post photos of our children in distress? Stacey says stop. No more photos of your child in the hospital, when they’re feeling…

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Minisode #4: Why We Went “Untethered”

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12835358/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_275_Final_Mini_4_Untethered.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”12835358″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Using a shot of long-acting insulin along with an insulin pump sounds like a weird idea. But Stacey found when her son’s insulin needs went way up around age 11, that it worked incredibly well for them. She explains…

Minisode #3: What I Want From Tandem’s Control IQ

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12704960/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/445599/” 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_273_Mini_3_Control_IQ.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”445599″ libsyn_item_id=”12704960″ /]   As we all wait for the release of the newest hybrid closed loop software, Stacey has some thoughts about what she hopes it’ll bring to her family’s experience. Transcription below! Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes…