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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.

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Minisode #7: Spare a Rose / What Can We Do About The Price of Insulin?

Two big topics for this mini-espidoe. Stacey talks about Spare a Rose and talks to the leaders of Patients for Affordable Drugs. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Spare a Rose is an initiative to get insulin and other vital diabetes supplies to children in the developing world. Learn more here …

Ask The D-Moms: Driving, Independence and “Holding Hope in our Hands”

Ask the D-moms is back! We’re tackling leaving kids home alone, keeping perspective when you’ve been in the diabetes community for a long time and driving with T1D. Moira’s daughter was behind the wheel before CGMs and Stacey’s son just got his permit. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Stacey mentions…

Minisode #6: Whose Graph Is It Anyway? (A D-Parent’s Struggle)

Watch your language! That’s what Stacey is trying to tell herself this week. When you’re a parent of a child with a chronic condition, it’s hard not to say things like “our diabetes” and “our CGM graph.” But it’s not “ours” exactly, so how do we better talk about this? Check out Stacey’s new book:…

What Is Monogenetic Diabetes & Why Should You Care?

This week.. what is monogenetic diabetes and why should we – on a mainly type 1 diabetes podcast – care about it? The majority of people with monogenic are misdiagnosed as type 1. People like Kristin Skiados who thought she’d lived with type 1 for 38 years and her daughter Ava, was also misdiagnosed. MODY…

Minisode #5 – Stop Posting Sick Day Photos of Your Kids!

Sharing photographs of our kids on social media has become second nature. But what happens when we post photos of our children in distress? Stacey says stop. No more photos of your child in the hospital, when they’re feeling sick or in distress. What about “keeping it real?” What about fundraising? Stacey argues that there…

DiabetesWise – A Consumer Reports for Diabetes Technology

Choosing your diabetes technology can be complicated. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was sort of a Consumer Reports for pumps and CGMs? We found out about Diabetes Wise from people who know it’s about more than the hardware. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Stacey talks with Dr. Korey Hood who…

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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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