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Episode 500! Behind the Scenes & What’s Next, with WMTW’s Cristina Frank

I started Diabetes Connections back in the summer of 2015. I’m not sure I had a number of episodes in mind when I kicked off the show, I just knew I wanted to make a podcast for and about the diabetes community. Thanks for tuning in all this time! For episode 500, I’ve turned hosting…

3 year old Jeff Ryan in front of a Christmas Tree in 1971

50 Years with T1D, But Another Condition Changed Jeff’s Life

Jeff Ryan has lived with type 1 for more than 50 years. But he also has what’s called an essential tremor. Part of the treatment for that included using powerful magnets, which made thinking about diabetes tech.. a little different for Jeff. He talks about being diagnosed as a toddler in 1971, and how treatment…

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In the News.. Restoring insulin production, Tandem acquires Capillary Biomedical, “Purple Hearts” movie features T1D & more!

It’s In the News! The tops diabetes stories this week include: Australian scientists say they have a new way to restore insulin production using an existing and approved drug, Tandem rolls out bolus by phone for wider release and acquires Capillary Biomedical, an infusion set maker. Dexcom adds Spanish as a language option for the…

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“Choose To Do Difficult Things” – T1D Ultra-Athlete Sebastien Sasseville

Sebastien Sasseville recently completed The Race Across America, a grueling 3-thousand mile coast to coast cycling event that riders must complete in only 12 days. That means pushing through not just diabetes, Sasseville lives with type 1, but also eating on the bike and sleeping just a few hours at a time. Sasseville has been…

In the News… Insulin coverage changes, CGM use in older people, another company joins islet cell research and more!

Top stories In the News this week, United Healthcare announces changes to how they cover insulin for some, a new study looks at CGM use in people with type 2 over the age of 65, another company begins islet cell clinical trials, a new tool to treat diabetic neuropathy pain, gestational diabetes is on the…

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DiabetesWise Pro: Unbiased diabetes tech info for you and your doctor

When you’re thinking about new diabetes technology, sometimes your endo is right there with you, keeping up on the latest & greatest. But if they’re not, a new resource could help. Diabetes Wise Pro includes more than just pump and CGM specs. Stacey talks to Dr. Korey Hood, the co founder of DiabetesWise, a website…

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