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Rendering of Tidepool Loop app

DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains the Tidepool Loop Submission

Right now, the very first diabetes technology with roots in the do-it-yourself community is in front of the FDA. Tidepool CEO Howard Look joins us to talk about what, if approved, will be a prescription mobile app controller: Tidepool Loop. We get details on the submission, including everything from how you’d actually get this app…

Three versions of Jerry the Bear toy

“Educational, Comforting & Really Fun” – The Story Behind Jerry the Bear (Classic Episode)

You may know Jerry the Bear as part of Beyond Type 1. But this learning and companion toy for children with type 1 diabetes got his start as a college project. Ten students from Northwestern University entered the first every DiabetesMine Design Challenge back in 2009 and won the most creative design. A few of…

A health care worker gives a woman a covid vaccine shot

“We Must Change This” – Advocating for Type 1 Diabetes and COVID Vaccinations

As the COVID vaccine roll out continues in the United States, many people with type 1 diabetes feel like they’re in danger of being left behind. Why is this happening and what can we do about it? Hear from long-time advocate Paul Madden. He’s lived with type 1 for almost 60 years and he’s been…

Phillies GM Sam Fuld

“Ultimately, it’s not going to hold me back” – Phillies General Manager Sam Fuld (Classic Episode)

The Legend of Sam Fuld was born during his days in the minor leagues and when he played for the Oakland A’s and in Tampa Bay. It involved his wild dives and seeming willingness to do whatever it took to make the play. Earlier this year, Fuld became the General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.…

Eric Dutcher running a tough mudder race

From Discouraged to Inspired: Meet Chronic Superhuman Eric Dutcher

Eric Dutcher is one of the super athletes of the diabetes world. He even calls himself Chronic Superhuman on social media! But he spent years years thinking diabetes meant that he shouldn’t be active, and he admits he got pretty low. Eric shares how he found his way to a brighter – and incredibly active…

Spare a rose logo and photos of Scott Johnson, Kerri Sparling and Bennett Dunlap

Spare a Rose and a Game Show! (Classic Episode)

Spare a Rose has become an annual tradition in the diabetes community. The idea is simple: this Valentine’s Day buy eleven roses, rather than the traditional dozen, and donate the money you save to the campaign. The cost of just that one rose will provide a child with diabetes in an under-resourced country enough insulin…

Order Stacey’s Book!


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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