Stacey Simms, Host of Diabetes Connections, Being a Parent of a Child Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Stacey Simms is the host and producer of Diabetes Connections. She joins us and shares about her experience as a mother of a child living with type 1 diabetes.

More About Stacey:

Stacey is an award-winning broadcaster and speaker. She produces and hosts Diabetes Connections, a weekly podcast, and contributes a daily health segment on WBT radio’s Charlotte’s Morning News. Stacey has been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty under 40 and as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County by the Mecklenburg Times.

Stacey is a well-known and highly rated speaker, addressing groups on topics including diabetes, parenting and media. Read her reviews here.

For more than a decade, Stacey hosted Charlotte’s top-rated morning radio news show. She worked as a TV anchor and reporter in Charlotte at CBS affiliate WBTV and in Syracuse and Utica, New York. She won several Associated Press awards in her time as a TV medical reporter.

Her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in December of 2006, one month before he turned two. Stacey began writing about diabetes one month later and is now a community blogger & speaker for Animas Corporation (part of Johnson & Johnson). She is very active with the Charlotte Chapter of JDRF and donates all profits from her award-winning cookbook, I Can’t Cook, But I Know Someone Who Can, to JDRF.

Find Stacey on Facebook and Twitter, where she was named one of the top ten locals to follow by the Charlotte Observer.

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