9 Things

Every Type 1 Diabetes Parent Should Do to Prepare for Back-to-School

Take the stress out of the season. Start the year on the right note.

You know better than anyone that having a kid with type 1 diabetes means thinking about activities others take for granted a little differently. So when it comes to going back to school during a pandemic, there’s a lot to consider. Calling on her experience as a parent of a child with T1D as well as hundreds of conversations with other parents of children with this chronic illness, Stacey Simms breaks down the 9 most important things you can do to prepare for back-to-school season. Whether your child is newly diagnosed, new to attending school or attending a different school this year, help them start school feeling ready.

About Stacey Simms

After her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month before he turned 2, Stacey Simms started blogging about her family’s experience. From there, she launched the award-winning Diabetes Connections podcast to educate and inspire audiences with stories of connection through T1D. The podcast now has more than 800,000 downloads.

Stacey’s 2019 book, “The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom” is a memoir of her parenting philosophy of “not perfect, but safe and happy.” Stacey was named Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s “12 People to Know,” and honored as one of “Forty Under 40” by the Charlotte Business Journal. She lives near Charlotte, NC with her husband, two children and Freckles, the dog.

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