Diabetes Connections presents:

Moms' Night Out

February 2-3 2024

Charlotte, NC

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About Moms' Night Out

Treat yourself to some time away with other moms who get it!

In the 17+ years since my son was diagnosed with type 1, I have attended dozens of diabetes conferences and events. Now I’ve taken the best elements from those events and created a brand new experience. We’re going to have lots of diabetes technology for you to see and learn about, stress-relieving social time where you can meet other moms just like you, and speakers who will leave you feeling energized and ready to face the challenges of parenting a child with T1D.

We’ve got a lot on tap for 2024 and beyond! We’d love to see you in Charlotte, and please visit our main page to find out where we’re going next.

Can’t want to meet you!

Stacey Simms

What To Expect

Exhibitor fair

learn about the latest in insulin pumps, CGM, and meter technology as well as diabetes management options.

Cocktails & Crafts: engage in a fun, hands-on activity while you get to know other moms. Enjoy signature cocktails and/or non-alcoholic drinks.

Dinner is included

Meet new friends and catch up with those you already know around a great meal you don’t have to cook (or carb-count)

Coffee and breakfast Saturday morning

Our speaker Saturday morning will send you home with practical advice to address the unique challenges we moms face.

All attendees will receive a swag bag full of freebies

Our Speakers

Sarah Stewart Holland, Pantsuit Politics podcast

Sarah Stewart Holland hosts Pantsuit Politics podcast, featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and named by Apple Podcasts as one of the Best Shows of the year. Her youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April 2022.

Madison Carter, WSOC-TV Anchor-Reporter

Madison Carter is an anchor and investigative reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte. She was named News Personality of the Year during her time in Buffalo, NY and was the youngest executive officer to sit on the Board of the National Association of Black Journalists. She lives with type 1 diabetes and is dedicated to improving access and affordability of medical supplies. 

Check in with our experts

A check-in at Moms’ Night Out is your chance to sit down with an endocrinologist or diabetes educator and “check-in” with any questions you may have about T1D management. You should always bring any management changes to your child’s healthcare team, but these consultations will be reassuring and helpful.

Check-in sign ups are open! Already registered? Click here to grab your slot! 

Dana Roseman, MPH, CDCES, RDN

Dana’s specialties include hybrid closed-loop (“artificial pancreas”) technologies, pump therapy, CGM, and weight management. She has considerable experience working with people of all ages, particularly teens and young adults. She was diagnosed with T1D as a young adult.

Abby Cooper, Risely Health 

Abby is a National Board Certified health coaching specialist at Risely Health. She’s the mom of a child with T1D and is passionate about helping individuals (and parents) feel happier, healthier, and less alone as they navigate through life with Type 1 Diabetes.

The Venue

Canopy by Hilton is a modern boutique experience that will help you relax and revive. Located in easy to get to South Charlotte and close to shopping, dining and upscale SouthPark Mall.

Photo of Stacey Simms during an interview

About Your Host

Stacey Simms is the host of the long-running and award-winning podcast, Diabetes Connections. She is the author of The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom, Real-Life Stories of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes,” and the sequel “STILL The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom.” 

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.

Learn more about Stacey here

She has been featured in almost every diabetes publication and outlet including: Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Forecast magazines, Beyond Type 1, JDRF, Diabetes Daily, Healthline, DiaTribe, T1D Everyday Magic and more.   

Contact Us

FAQs

This is a conference designed for mothers of children with diabetes, with a focus on type 1. We will not turn any adult in the diabetes community away, but all of our programming is geared to moms. Please, no children in the conference space, this is meant to be a relaxing kid-free respite. 

Friday:

3pm Check-In opens, get your swag bag!

3-6pm Vendor Fair

3-6pm Check-Ins with educators  (advance signups)

5-6:30pm Cocktails & Crafts

6:30pm Dinner

8pm – Socialize and hang out!

Saturday:

9am Coffee & Breakfast

9:30am Panel

10:30am Speaker

11:45 Group photos

Relax & socialize before you head back home

No, but we urge you to do so! Part of the fun (and learning) at this conference is about being away from your children with diabetes, something we moms rarely get to do. Staying at the hotel is not required, but there will be informal socializing there after dinner and in the morning that you won’t want to miss.

No. The only groups that are allowed to hand out literature and/or demonstrate products are those with an agreement with us. There are lots of lower-cost options. Please let us know if you’re interested.

We will adhere to all local and state laws, rules, and regulations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID. We encourage everyone who is eligible to be fully vaccinated. We strongly encourage everyone to self-test with a rapid antigen test before coming to the conference. 

Visit our main page to find out where else we’re going in 2024 and stay tuned for 2025!