It’s hard to believe, but a natural disaster was the spark to bring a popular diabetes device to the US. A Frio is a handy little way to keep your insulin cool. Dan Katzki was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult an in 1989 – during the San Francisco earth quake – he lost power.

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Not wanting to go through that anxiety again, Dan and his wife Lisa found the Frio product and brought it to the US. How it was invented is another great story.

Our Community Connection is all about a virtual conference coming up in May. Find out about the Diabetes Empowerment Summit – the conference you can attend in your pajamas.

And Tell Me Something Good includes a huge milestone for a diabetes advocate we’ve spoke to before. 1000 blog posts for Renza Scibilia who’s also marking her 21st year with diabetes.


1:50 Welcome: Stacey shares how the Avengers movie coming out this weeks means a lot to her family. In fact, Marvel has even helped with diabetes.

7:00 Interview with Dan and Lisa Katzki

39:00 Community Connection: The Diabetes Empowerment Summit

42:00 Tell Me Something Good: Renza Scibilia marks 21 years with type 1 and 1000 blog posts! Plus, Julia shares how she’s (in her words) “graduated from the breast surgeon” and what that means to her. Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners!  —– Sign up for our newsletter here Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go!

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