Last year, the diabetes community watched with the rest of the world as Miss Idaho was voted People’s Choice in the Miss America Pageant. Sierra Sandison won the Miss Idaho pageant with an insulin pump clipped to her bikini, prompting the #showmeyourpump social media movement.

This week, Sandison’s year as Miss Idaho came to a close. We talk about her new book and online projects as well as take a look back at her incredible experience at the Miss America Pageant. I also took a few questions for Sandison from Facebook, about advice for teenagers and what she does when diabetes feels like a burden. In Community Connections, you’ll hear about a new diagnosis, a new school, and a fortuitous meeting for the family of a first grader.

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Helpful links from this episode:

Sierra Sandison’s Sugar Linings Blog (and book)

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Type 1 Teens – Sandison talks about this group started by her friend Hadley George

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