Diabetes Connections is 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 diabetes. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes. You can find Diabetes Connections on any podcast app. New shows come out every Tuesday. Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms
From Stacey: “This week’s guest brings up a fascinating issue about living longer with T1D. Many people diagnosed in the 1960s and 70s were told they wouldn’t live to age 40. Thankfully, that wasn’t true. But the medical world wasn’t prepared for them to actually live long and healthy lives. There is very little research or support for people with type 1 over the age of 50. Imagine when you get to 80 or beyond!
Joanne Milo is passionate about the issue of aging and diabetes, but she’s also passionate about technology. Diagnosed almost 60 years ago, she jumped into the DIY community when it started up and now helps lead the “Loop and Learn” group. She’s the author of the book and blog “The Savvy Diabetic” and she has a lot to say about how we can all prepare better for emergencies or hospital stays.”
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Love it! I’ve been thinking lately that we need to interview Joanne, who usually sits on the other side of the “table. Thank you, Stacey!
Wait, who is that on Stacy Simi’spodcast?
It is a wonderful interview. Someday, maybe I will hit the big-time diabetes podcasts.
So well deserved. Stacy finally got to the best of the best
Joanne, that was wonderful interview! I am a 68 year old T1D who was diagnosed at the age of 30. Like you, I use Nightscout, DIY Loop and a CGM. I am frightened by the lack of knowledge of T1D present in hospital staff. I would like to add to any group efforts that you are part of. Is there a weekly Zoom session or the like with aging as a T1D as the central focus?
Thanks Terry … let’s talk soon.