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Kevin Covais from 2006 and today

From American Idol to Actor and Advocate: Meet Kevin Covais

Kevin Covais was one of the youngest contestants on American Idol; he was just 16 when he made his debut during season 5. He’ll share some behind the scenes stories including managing low blood sugar during a live performance. Diagnosed with T1D at age 11, Kevin has been working steadily as an actor. We’ll talk…

In the News.. BG trends during COVID lockdowns, diabetes sales fraud, A Dexcom G5 message, and more!

It’s In the News… the top diabetes stories of the past seven days! This week, what did lockdown mean for BG trends, Provention Bio keeps fighting for Teplizumab, the FTC shuts down diabetes schlockmeisters and if you’re still using the Dexcom G5 – you need to hear this… Join Stacey live on Facebook each Wednesday…

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The New Walmart Insulin: Everything You Need to Know

The term “Walmart Insulin” has always referred to cheap, older formulations. But now an agreement with Novo Nordisk means Walmart is selling own branded version of Novolog. It’s the very same insulin, with a much lower cash price. What does this mean for us as customers and for insulin pricing overall? Stacey speaks to Michael…

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In the News… new info on COVID and diabetes, bioartificial pancreas research, a T1D superhero movie and more!

It’s “In the News…” the top diabetes headlines of the past seven days. This week: Why is COVID more dangerous with diabetes? A new study says technology (like pumps and CGMs) doesn’t help “Diabetes Distress,” more screening recommended for “social risk” of type 2, bioartificial pancreas research and there’s a T1D Superhero movie in the…

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Pulled from a meet for his CGM’s tape, a high school swimmer with T1D speaks out

A high school swimmer with diabetes is told he can’t compete at the state championships because of his CGM’s medical tape. It’s a story that’s been all over social media and national news outlets. What really happened here? We talk to Ethan Orr and his mother, Amanda Terrell-Orr. They explain  what happened that day, what…

Dear Dr. Banting…

What would you say if you could thank the man who woke up with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin? Let’s find out! Earlier this year, I interviewed the curator of Banting House. That’s the museum within the house where Sir Frederick Banting had his incredible eureka moment. You can listen to…

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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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