“When you have diabetes, it can be extremely isolating. But there is no reason to feel like you’re alone. There is something out there that speaks to you. If it’s my podcast, great! If it’s a magazine, if it’s a conference, if it is coffee with someone in your town—just reach out, because help is there.” – Stacey Simms
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Stacey is an award-winning broadcaster and speaker. She produces and hosts the weekly podcast Diabetes Connections. 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.
Stacey’s son, Benny, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, one month before he turned two years old. Shortly thereafter, Stacey began writing about diabetes 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.
Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:
- Diabetes Connections Podcast
- Stacey’s website
- Stacey’s feature in Diabetes Forecast Magazine
- Stacey on Facebook and Twitter
- Anne Imber’s Type 1 To Go
- Find a Diabetes Educator through the American Association of Diabetes Educators
- She Podcasts Facebook Group
- Melissa’s Do MORE with Diabetes podcast episodes
- Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episodes
- “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week
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