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Diagnosed On Halloween: Kelly Kunik Marks Four Decades with T1D

Halloween can be a challenge for many families touched by diabetes, but just imagine beng diagnosed ON Halloween. That’s what happened to Kelly Kunik in 1977. In this “Classic” episode from 2017, Kelly shares her story, her family’s unique experience with diabetes, and what led her to beginning her blog, Diabetesaliciousness, in 2007.  Check out…

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Ask The D-Moms: Finding Reliable Diabetes News Sources

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…

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Get Insulin.org: A New “One Stop Clearing House” For Insulin Access

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…

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“Being Strong is Wonderful”- World Record Holder Linda Franklin on Fitness & T1D

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…

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“Innovation All Stacked Up, Ready to Go” – Medtronic Diabetes Group President Sean Salmon

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…

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Dexcom Update: Bonus Episode with CEO Kevin Sayer

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…

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The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real-Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes is now available

Order now and Stacey will sign your copy!

Raising a child with type 1 diabetes is full of challenges, but you are not alone! Join the honest and witty Stacey Simms for real-life stories of T1D parenting. Stacey’s son was diagnosed just before he turned two. He’s now in high school! In her new book, Stacey shares how mistakes and mishaps can actually be a diabetes parent’s secret superpower.

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Behind the Scenes with Stacey


Stacey Simms is the host and producer of Diabetes Connections. She’s also an author, speaker, and voice-over artist. Stacey spent more than 20 years in local TV and radio broadcasting, mostly working very early morning hours.

Stacey’s been sharing her family’s story with type 1 diabetes since her son’s diagnosis in 2006. Read her blog, find speaker reviews and audio samples at our partner website.

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