When you listen to Stacey Simms of Diabetes Connections, you immediately sense a polished host who has definitely interviewed people professionally before. Her easy manner, intelligent questions, and clear diction make listening to her podcast easy on the ears. She has a great radio voice!
Her interview of Wes Nordgren reveals some interesting background on the #WeAreNotWaiting movement and the organic rise of pay-it-forward open-source do-it-youselfers who design and rapidly iterate from louder pump alarms to remote BG monitoring to hybrid closed-loop systems.
Lots of commentary on the 670G; Wes’ son now uses this system after many months on Loop, a hybrid insulin auto-dosing system.
Wes is the parent of a T1D fifth grader. He is well-connected to many in the diabetes world and knows people in the do-it-youself diabetes technology community as well as commercial D-tech companies. He comments on the 670G, as well as Beta Bionics and Bigfoot prospects. There’s something in here for everyone.
The Nordgren interview starts at the 10:00 mark of the recording.