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For 14 years, Kerri Sparling has shared her story on the very popular blog, SixUntilMe. This month, she published her last post. We take a look back with Kerri and go beyond the blog. We also asked her mom, Debbe, to join us! Debbe shares what she thinks of Kerri’s accomplishments and influence and we talk about raising a child with type 1 in a time with very different technology and tools.

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In our Community Connection – help for people with diabetes who have insurance but still can’t afford all of their supplies. We catch up with Diabetes Will’s Way as they celebrate 5 years!

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And Tell Me Something Good – meeting your people for the first time. How diabetes conferences are good for the body and the mind. Listeners share their stories and Stacey talks about a recent TCOYD conference.


00:00 Show Open – What’s going on this week?!

1:46 Stacey Welcome – She shares a great mother’s day present: Benny was Rufus at their local JDRF walk and Lea worked a food truck at the walk. Proud mama moment! Some info about the website – it’s still under construction – you can listen to shows there but lots of good new stuff is coming!

5:15 Interview with Kerri Sparling and her mom, Debbe

40:00 Catching up with Lisa Oberndorfer, the founder of Diabetes Will’s Way – she’s Will’s mom – as she marks 5 years of helping people with health insurance who still can’t afford what they need. Will was diagnosed at 13 and just graduated high school this year. He was the valedictorian of his class! We also hear from Kathy who received a grant for her daughter’s Dexcom CGM.

55:15 Tell me something good: Sarah is 26 just recently diagnosed and met her first T1D people at the EPIC conference in Denver. Stacey talks about the TCOYD conference and a specific session with Dr. William Polonsky of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute 

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