It’s been more than 30 years since the play & then the hugely popular movie Steel Magnolias came out. It still continues to be a focal point for women, pregnancy and diabetes. When Stacey’s local theater announced their production, she decided to put together this round-table of moms who have type 1.

You’ll hear from: Kerri Sparling, author of Six Until Me & “Balancing Diabetes.” Melissa Lee, Director of Community Relations for Bigfoot Biomedical & Kyrra Richardson, founder & Creative Director of Myabetic

Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra talk about their feelings around Steel Magnolias, their experiences with diabetes during pregnancy and now as they raise their children.

Resources:

JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit

http://www.jdrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Outreach_pregnancy_12-14-12.pdf

Diabetes Sisters:

https://diabetessisters.org/blog/qa-ginger-vieira-pregnancy-and-diabetes

https://diabetessisters.org/blogs/pregnancy-motherhood

https://diabetessisters.org/sites/default/files/FINAL%20POSTER%2007.26.16%20USE%20THIS%20ONE.pdf

Beyond Type 1: Pregnancy Resources

https://beyondtype1.org/pregnancy/

Plus a big award for a diabetes group that made a big difference last year during those devastating hurricanes. Read the article from DiabetesMine

And Stacey clarifies her the circumstances around her receipt of the G6 system earlier this spring.

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1:30 Stacey welcome – taping from the Friends for Life Conference, so apologies about the rough voice this week!

4:30 Dexcom G6 clarification – Stacey received the system and one month supply free earlier this spring. She explains why she initially thoguht (and told listeners) that she was paying for it. She is now paying for all G6 supplies.

7:15 Steel Magnolias Roundtable with Kerri, Melissa & Kyrra

59:20 A big honor for Insulin For Life USA after their work during last year’s hurricanes.

1:02:45 Benny’s at camp doing cannonballs (please let that Dexcom stay on!)

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