Disney Channel’s Jennifer Stone Shares Her Story


Jennifer Stone, best known as Harper on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago. At the time, she was told to give up her dream of acting. Instead, she found a great care team, got educated and leaned on support of family and friends. She has two movies coming out in 2018. Jennifer has LADA, which is sometimes called type 1.5 and we talk about what that means and why it’s often misdiagnosed. 

More about Jennifer’s story at Beyond Type 1


In our Community Connection this week, you’ll hear from Trudy Peters with some advice about living well with diabetes for 58 years.

And in Now you Know,  how a spider web inspired a new way of looking at implanting islet cells.


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2:00 Welcome! Stacey talks about Wizards of Waverly Place

4:10 Listener email – it’s a small diabetes world

7:15 Interview with Jennifer Stone 

“The Hat Song” 

“Disney Channel promo bloopers”

42:50 Community Connection with Trudy Peters

Sugar Surfing 

46:45 Now You Know, islet cell research

50:40 Stacey talks about Benny’s Bar Mitzvah this week and the diabetes milestone she’s been hoping for


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