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T1D Milestones & Responsibility: Ask The D-Moms

Ask The D-Moms is back. This time around we’re answering your questions about the “right” ages for diabetes development, wearing extra gear for DIY systems and a discussing about extra praise for diabetes routine stuff. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Join Moira McCarthy and Stacey as they answer listener questions and share their own…

Wait Wait, Don’t Poke Me! The Diabetes Game Show

It’s our annual game show edition! Taped on location at the Children with Diabetes, Friends for Life Conference, we have a lot of fun with in-studio contestants and prominent panelists. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Our panelists this year are: Dr. Stephen Ponder, founder of Sugar Surfing & a renown pediatric endocrinologist who’s lived…

Researching T1D Prevention – Full Interview with TrialNet’s Dr. Michael Haller (Bonus Episode)

For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller in-depth about this and other studies. An excerpt of this interview ran in our…

Researching T1D Prevention: Dr. Michael Haller and TrialNet

For the first time, researchers have managed to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. In a breakthrough study, TrialNet was able to delay the onset by two years. Stacey talks to Dr. Michael Haller about that and other studies, about what TrialNet does and what we can do to help further this research. Join…

Richard Vaughn: 74 Years With Type 1 Diabetes

Richard Vaughn was diagnosed in September of 1945, just after he turned six years old. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Stacey calls Richard a “treasure to the diabetes community.” He is the author of Beating the Odds and keeps a lively presence on social media. Find Richard on Facebook here. This interview first aired…

Diagnosed at Disney World: The Magic of Community

It was supposed to be a vacation at the happiest place on earth, instead their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Disney world. But that’s when some unexpected good things started happening. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Jim tells us the story – it was July last year – and explains how…

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Pre-Order Stacey’s Book!


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.

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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