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Going to “Regular” Sleepaway Camp with Type 1 Diabetes

Let’s talk about summer camp! Specifically non-diabetes sleepaway camp. We have a great roundtable to tackle a subject that can seem pretty scary but Stacey thinks is one of the best things she’s ever done for her son. Joining Stacey are  Shelby Hughes who live with type 1 and has sent her daughter with T1D…

Jeremy Larsen

“Just go!” – Jeremy Larsen Travels the World with Type 1 Diabetes (Classic Episode)

We can’t wait to travel again! Looking back on this episode really makes you want to hit the road. Jeremy Larsen is an American currently living in Japan but he’s traveled the world. Jeremy started the 70-130 project (the “perfect” blood sugar range) to show that type 1 diabetes shouldn’t hold anyone back from travel.…

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Ask the D-Moms: A Dad’s Worry, First Jobs, Teen Travel

Moira McCarthy and Stacey are back to answer your D-parenting questions! This time around, they’re talking about a dad who’s a first responder and sees the emergency side of diabetes, advice for young adults with T1D getting their first jobs and questions about teens with diabetes traveling abroad. In our Innovations segment – a new…

Sebastien Sasseville running

Up Everest, Through the Sahara, Across Canada – Extreme Athlete Sebastien Sasseville (Classic Episode)

Sebastien Sasseville has an incredible track record of athletic accomplishments. He’s climbed Mt Everest, finished six Ironman races and completed the brutal Sahara ultramarathon. In 2014 Sebastien ran across Canada – the equivalent of 170 marathon in nine months – to raise awareness for diabetes. He was diagnosed with type 1 as a young adult.…

The Useless Pancreas: A New Place to Find Type 1 Diabetes Products

 There are a lot of terrific small businesses creating products to help with diabetes management. We’ve seen families with 3-D printers making insulin vial cases, people who’ve come up with better ways to make your CGM stick to your body, and  creative clothing with places for pumps. What if you could search through those products…

Maddy Trumble performing as Mary Poppins

Maddy Trumble: Performing on Broadway with T1D (Classic Episode)

We can’t wait to enjoy live theater again! That made us think about some of performers we’ve spoke to over the years. Maddy Trumble performed as Mary Poppins during that national tour and has also played Elphaba in Wicked. She was in the original Broadway production of Newsies, and many more plays and musicals. Maddy…

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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