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The T1D news show you've been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent advocates, authors and speakers. Stacey asks hard questions of healthcare companies and tech developers and brings on "everyday' people living with type 1. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes.
 
Connect and laugh with us as we tell our most embarrassing funny stories. So. Much. FUN!!! Have you ever made a fool of yourself? Well, you are not alone! Each week, join us as my girlfriends and I tell funny, embarrassing, humbling stories on ourselves that will make you feel less alone in your imperfections. Take a peek with us behind the sparkly filter of social media while we lower the bar for each other. Because NONE of us are as fancy as we look. By the end of each episode, you'll have ...
 
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This week Ask the D-Moms is back, answering a very different kind of question. How do you know what diabetes news is reliable? Moira McCarthy and Stacey both have backgrounds in professional news media. We’ll talk about medical studies, news sources and, community & social media info. Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! In Tell…
 
There's a new way to connect people with diabetes who take insulin with assistance programs. It's a new website from Beyond Type 1 and, of course, it's not without controversy. GetInsulin.org launched earlier this month, so we asked Thom Scher, the CEO of Beyond Type 1 to come on the podcast. Thom explains what the website is all about, why they st…
 
Broadcaster Stacey Simms tells us about having a son with type 1 diabetes and a funny story from her early news anchor days. Check out her book The World's Worst Diabetes Mom. Stacey thinks you might like Bosch on Amazon Prime Check out a couple of Stacey's guilty pleasures: The Wonderful World of Disney on Disney Plus Hollywood Squares on YouTube …
 
Photographer and University of Montana student Katherine Gundlach tells us about a very public slip 'n slide debacle, a rookie mistake on her first-ever photoshoot, a runway wardrobe malfunction, and a stage nightmare. Katherine is loving her succulent of the month club and kitchen herb garden. Check out the Agile Goat Flower Farm Katherine Gundlac…
 
Linda Franklin is one of the strongest people we know - and we mean that literally! She holds world records for power lifting and has ranked at an elite national level for cross fit. Linda was diagnosed with type 1 at age 26 and reveals she struggled with management until she found her community. You may know Linda from the amazing Facebook group, …
 
The challenges of family-based businesses can be extreme. Fortunately, there are many who have “been there and done that” who have wisdom to share on warning signs to avoid along the way. Joining the Go For Launch podcast is Joe Pardo—also known as “Super” Joe Pardo—a New Jersey-based business coach. Joe focuses on designing individual solutions to…
 
High school social worker and weight loss coach Tina Dierna tells us about a Marilyn Monroe street grate moment and a terrible childhood nickname. Tina's favorite app is Urban Dictionary Tina thinks you might love Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce series on Netflix Jen Sincero's book series You Are a Badass Tina is a single mom of one amazing daughter …
 
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach Avery Underwood tells us about a very embarrassing incident involving nudity and a megaphone. She also explains the commonalities of cultures that have a disproportionately high number of people living into their hundreds. Avery is loving The Desperate Housewives New Girl Avery recommends coring the hairy end of the on…
 
It's been a busy fall already for Medtronic; they've acquired Companion Medical and the FDA approved their 770G pump. Stacey catches up with Diabetes Group President Sean Salmon to talk about that and much more. Find out the difference between the 770G and the upcoming 780G, their plans for longer-wear pump insets and when they might have a no-cali…
 
Jeroen Corthout is co-founder and CEO of Salesflare, an intelligent CRM built for small-to-medium businesses selling B2B, mostly popular with agencies and SaaS companies. Salesflare itself was founded when Jeroen and his co-founder Lieven wanted to manage the leads for their software company in an easier way. They didn't like to keep track of them …
 
Writer Caroline Saunders tells us about so many funny situations that occurred in the midst of making new friends. She is hilarious and adorable!!! Caroline suggests using crib sheets to cover couch cushions while your kids are sick. Cute, comfy, and protective! Caroline is a writer, pastor's wife, and mother of three who believes in taking Jesus s…
 
Dexcom's CEO Kevin Sayer checks in with Stacey to answer your questions. He talks about their new pharmacy benefit for Veterans and why Dexcom would love to move everyone off of durable medical. Plus, a follow up on their hospital program we first discussed this spring, adhesive issues with the G6 and looking ahead to the G7. Stacey also takes some…
 
Author Mary Turner Thomson tells us more about her life married to a bigamist, con man, and psychopath, as well as her life since it all came crashing down around him. "Have fun storming the castle" video clip. "Anybody want a peanut?" video clip. The Bigamist audible version. Mary Turner Thomson is an international best-selling author of the true-…
 
There's new help for doctors who want to treat the person with diabetes and not feel overwhelmed with data. The people at DreaMed Diabetes are behind the brains of the Medtronic 780G system, but they're hoping to help thousands of people who may never use an insulin pump by making diabetes data a lot easier for doctors to use. This week, CEO and Fo…
 
John Fuhrman is the Chief Rub Master of Bub n' Mutha's, a veteran-owned gourmet dry rub company with a Maine attitude. Their flavors can be used on just about anything from pork to beef, avocado toast, fried zucchini and more. Proudly made in Winter Harbor, Maine, the company ships across the United States. In this episode of the Go For Launch podc…
 
Helene Cooper has type 1 diabetes, asthma, and she's Black. All of those factors increase her risks if she catches COVID 19. They're also exactly what the researchers behind one of the vaccine trials were looking for. She's now in that Phase 3 Trial and shares what it's been like. Check out Stacey's new book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Helene …
 
Barbara Turley’s mission is to eradicate “small business overwhelm” by simplifying the offshore outsourcing process and facilitating cost-effective business scalability. She is founder and CEO of The Virtual Hub, a virtual assistant recruitment and management agency that is disrupting a stale industry. Rather than doing business “the usual way,” Th…
 
International best-selling author and speaker Mary Turner Thomson tells us about how she found out her husband was a bigamist, con man, and psychopath. The Bigamist by Mary Turner Thomson The Psychopath Test by John Ronson Mary is loving the television series Killing Eve Mary's pick for the best recent depiction of a psychopath is the movie The Hou…
 
Jeanne Martin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age ten, in the 1950s. Technology was very different back then, of course, but so was the medical community's reaction. Jeanne was told she would never have children and if she did, she wouldn't live to see her children grow up. Today, Jeanne not only has a daughter, she's also a grandmother. She …
 
Cara Macklin is an award-winning businesswoman, entrepreneur and success coach specializing in innovative thinking, developing a powerful mindset and creating meaningful change. She joins the Go For Launch podcast to talk about developing entrepreneurial leaders. Both an entrepreneur and coach, Cara’s journey began at five years old, growing up in …
 
Writer Rachel Schelb tells us several delightful stories including her super-secret James Bond-like US Capital Rotunda underground story! Rachel is loving the book The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. She also is loving the docuseries The Food that Built America. Here is an example of the kid-friendly knives Rachel loves for her son. Here is the…
 
Mauro F. Guillén, Ph.D. is the author of the new book, 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. It is already being widely praised; Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, calls it “Convincing and Compelling.” And Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit, says the book is “a brilliant exploration of trends t…
 
When Shaina Hatchell's little brother was diagnosed with type 1 at age nine, she knew her life - and her life's goals - had changed forever. She decided she would teach everyone about diabetes when she grew up. Now a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, Shaina has written "Shia Learns," a children's book to teach families about diabete…
 
Author Shannon Brescher Shea tells us all about her sustainable, green life and the hilarity of involving the children. Check out Shannon's book, Growing Sustainable Together | Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient Kids! Check out a cargo bike similar to Shannon's. Check out the movie Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin. Broke…
 
In this Bonus episode, comedian Mrs. Hughes and I talk about boobs, raising kids, coincidences, squirrels, and other parts of life. Listen to Mrs. Hughes' main episode here! Check out Mrs. Hughes' favorite TV show, Endeavor. Check out the adorable masks Mrs. Hughes made! Here are some really cool #mudlarking finds. Listen to the episode about getti…
 
It didn't take long after my son was diagnosed for someone to tell us, "Kid first, diabetes second." Benny was diagnosed in 2006, but that phrase has been around a long time in the diabetes parenting community. I get it. We shouldn't take away all the things that make childhood fun and special, because of a diagnoses of T1D. We also don’t want diab…
 
What do you use to treat lows on the go? One of the newest options is a flexible necklace, filled with 15 grams of fast-acting glucose. The Thrive Glucose Gel Medical Alert Necklace is easy to take with you, rip off and open if you need it. The idea came to first responder Kris Maynard after his own severe low had to be treated by paramedics. His f…
 
Comedian Mrs. Hughes tells SO many funny stories! She tells us how she started a career in comedy at the age of 40 and how life never ceases to dish up new material. The first time you see Mrs. Hughes you might think, “She could be my neighbor.” She’s just about the last person you’d expect to see in a night club, so the fact that she is performing…
 
After generating $1 billion in sales - while remaining true to himself - Mohammed Elkhamissy—better known as MK—is on a mission to teach people about the real meaning of success and freedom and how they can obtain them. He is an angel investor with MK 20 who’s always on the lookout for worthy businesses to support and for partners to work with. In …
 
There's a lot of overlap between type 1 diabetes & celiac disease, including how hard it can be to get a diagnosis. People with T1D are thought to have ten times the risk of developing celiac and even more have a sensitivity to gluten. Ann Campanella went for years knowing something was wrong with her little girl and being brushed aside until she f…
 
Author Shelley F. Knight tells us about how she ruined her husband's marriage proposal. Twice! Listen to Shelley's first Fancy Free episode here. Listen to John Moe's podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression. Shelley is loving The Nerd Herd with Justin James and Paul Chow. Shelley is a once upon a time nurse turned book author, writer and podcast…
 
Anand Kansal is Marketing Lead at Outgrow, an interactive content platform designed for marketers. In this episode of the Go For Launch podcast, he talks about how to create compelling, interactive content to convert more of your website visitors into leads and customers. Previously, Anand worked at several noteworthy SaaS companies including VWO a…
 
Stacey Simms is the host of the award-winning podcast, Diabetes Connections, and the author of "The World's Worst Diabetes Mom." Stacey's son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, one month before he turned two, and Stacey started blogging about her family's experience with T1D a few weeks later. For more than a decade, she hosted Charlotte's…
 
Have you heard of Bolus Maximus? Behind that great name are two men with type 1 looking to bring new resources to the community talk about the tough stuff. This week, Stacey talks to Brandon Denson and Matt Tarro. They share their stories and what they hope to achieve with Bolus Maximus. Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Prev…
 
Physician Krystal Sodaitis tells us an embarrassing story about making a crazy first impression on a job trainer. Krystal thinks you might love The podcast Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell The podcast How I Built This The TV shows American Housewife, This is Us, and Just Add Magic Krystal's story reminds me of this There's Something About …
 
The Baby-Sitters Club comes to Netflix! The beloved series features a character who lives with type 1 diabetes. How did the show do portraying life for a 7th grader with T1D? We talk to New York Times Bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award Robin Benway. Robin loved the books as a child and was diagnosed with type 1 as an adult. Al…
 
Aleric Heck is a YouTube ads expert and founder of AdOutreach. Aleric started out on YouTube 10 years ago by building the largest app review channel on the platform, called AdFind, with over 400,000 subscribers. He discovered the power of YouTube ads five years ago and ran highly profitable campaigns for dozens of companies around the world. Now, h…
 
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