welcome to diabetes connections


Diabetes Connections is the T1D news show you’ve been waiting for! Long-time broadcaster, blogger and diabetes mom Stacey Simms interviews prominent advocates, authors and speakers. Stacey asks hard questions of healthcare companies and tech developers and brings on “everyday” people living with type 1 diabetes. Great for parents of T1D kids, adults with type 1 and anyone who loves a person with diabetes.

You can find Diabetes Connections on any podcast app. New shows come out every Tuesday.

learn more about stacey simms


Stacey Simms created Diabetes Connections in 2015 and has been its only host and producer ever since. She is the author of The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real-Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes, and I Can’t Cook But I Know Someone Who Can, a benefit cookbook for JDRF.

Stacey has been honored by The American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast Magazine by being listed as one of their “People to Know.” She is a well-know and highly rated speaker, addressing groups on topics including diabetes, parenting and media.

Read her reviews & request her as a speaker here.

Stacey’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two, back in 2006; she’s been sharing her family’s experience with T1D ever since. She is an award-winning radio news host and TV anchor/reporter with more than 20 years of broadcast news experience.

awards and recognition


  • Named to WEGO Health Top 10 Best in Show: Patient Podcast Leaders 2019
  • Three-time finalist in The Podcast Awards: People’s Choice
  • Stacey has been named to Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s “People to Know” List