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The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real-Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes, will be in bookstores this fall.

You can pre-order now for a special discount!

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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“Everyone is an Athlete” – Erik Douds Talks T1D, Motivation & Extreme Sports

Erik Douds has big plans for the next few weeks. First, a 100 mile bike ride through Death Valley next week and then the New York City Marathon. Douds says these events take on a new – unexpected layer when you have type 1: it becomes about community. Buy the Book! The World’s Worst Diabetes…

Ask the D-Moms: Managing Halloween With Type 1 Diabetes

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for children with type 1 diabetes or their parents. Moira McCarthy & Stacey are back with Ask the DMoms. They answer your questions about all those bags of candy, lows while kids run around the neighborhood, pumps and d-tech under costumes and much more. Order Stacey’s new book –…

Jeffrey Dachis & One Drop: More Than A Meter Company

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She Is Not Waiting: Carson & DIY Omnipod Loop: / Baseball GM Dave Peterson

Would you ask your teenage daughter to be among the first to try a new DIY diabetes method? Carson’s family did. She’s been Looping with Omnipod since last fall; as far as we know, she’s the first teenager to do so. Pre-order the World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Stacey’s New Book! We’ll talk about being a…

Ask the D-Moms: Type 1 Diabetes at School

This week, it’s our Ask the D-Moms back to school edition. We talk about tech in school, schedules, 504s and when your kid only has twenty minutes for lunch. Stacey & Moira McCarthy answer your questions. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Plus.. Tell me Something Good with a big brother who steps up, and…

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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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