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” book series and in November 2023 she launched a second podcast, Diabetes Connections TYPE 2.

Stacey is the organizer and host of Diabetes Connections presents: Moms’ Night Out, a new overnight conference for mothers of children with diabetes.

Stacey’s been named to Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s “12 People to Know,” the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” and as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County” by the Mecklenburg Times. For more than a decade, she hosted Charlotte’s Morning News on WBT-AM, the city’s top-rated morning radio news show.

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.

Stacey also speaks about podcasting and teaches ethical podcast monetization. Learn more about her course here

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

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.

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