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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.

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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.

recent podcasts


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…

When Type 1 Diabetes Leads to Inspiration: Krishna Kaliannan & Catalina Crunch

Krishna Kaliannan is the founder of Catalina Crunch, a low carb cereal company. But that wasn’t the path he thought he’d take when he was diagnosed with type 1 in high school. In fact, he was so angry about the diagnosis that for a while, he considered ignoring the whole thing: Join the Diabetes Connections…

Women and Type 1 Diabetes (Full Panel): Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More (Bonus Episode)

This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes. This episode contains the full panel. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group You’ll hear about everything from periods to menopause to appearance issues with diabetes gear. The panel includes Elizabeth Forrest, the founder of Touched by Type 1, the conference where…

Women and Type 1 Diabetes: Real Talk About Periods, Menopause & More

This week, Stacey moderates a frank conversation about women’s issues and type 1 diabetes. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group You’ll hear about everything from periods to menopause to standing up to your doctors. The panel includes Elizabeth Forrest, the founder of Touched by Type 1, the conference where this panel took place, lawyer Risa…

Omnipod Update from Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic

Insulet CEO Shacey Petrovic joins us for the first time and talks with Stacey about what’s new and what’s coming next. Petrovic shares the latest information on Dash, Horizon, Loop and more. Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Shacey also has a personal connection to type 1 diabetes: her father lives with it. She and…

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…

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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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