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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…

John Costik and son Evan

“It wasn’t something I was going to wait for” – John Costik Frees the Dexcom Data (Classic Episode)

Eight years ago, you could use a CGM but you couldn’t share the data. Dexcom transmitters didn’t connect to phones and parents and caregivers couldn’t Follow anyone. That started to change – and change quickly – in 2013. That’s when John Costik posted a photo on Twitter. That photo showed John’s laptop, at home, monitoring…

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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…

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…