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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 #3: What I Want From Tandem’s Control IQ

  As we all wait for the release of the newest hybrid closed loop software, Stacey has some thoughts about what she hopes it’ll bring to her family’s experience. Transcription below! Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here —– Use…

All About Babies and Toddlers with Type 1 Diabetes

We’re talking about the youngest people with type one diabetes: babies and toddlers. When you can’t talk and you’re barely eating solid food, the challenges of T1D rise to a new level. Stacey’s guest is Pediatric Endocrinologist Henry Rodriguez, the clinical director of the University of South Florida Diabetes Center. Check out Stacey’s new book: The…

Minisode #2: Sleepovers & Type 1 Diabetes – What Worked For Us

Are you worried about sleepovers? Wondering how to plan? Stacey answers a listener question and explained what worked for her and Benny. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here —– Use this link to get one free download and one…

Working at NASA’s Mission Control With Type 1 Diabetes

Aerospace engineer April Blackwell works at NASA’s Mission Control. She dreamed of being an astronaut but her type 1 diabetes diagnosis at age 11 changed everything. Since that day, though, she has found ways to break down barriers and pursue her love of space. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! April…

Minisode #1: Stop Mindlessly Sharing All Your Diabetes Numbers!

Do you share your CGM graphs and A1Cs online? Why? Stacey talks about the trend of sharing everything on social media and wonders if what she learned in her radio career might help us all make sense of when and how to better share. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! In…

Control IQ Gets FDA Approval: All About Tandem’s Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Tandem’s Control-IQ system was approved by the US FDA in mid-December. In this episode, Stacey talks to Molly McElwey Malloy, Tandem’s clinical outcomes manager with behavioral sciences. Check out Stacey’s new book: The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom! Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop system that uses an algorithm to automatically adjust insulin in response…

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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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