Spare A Rose

I’ve never been big on flowers for Valentine’s Day. I much prefer chocolate. Maybe it’s the timing? Valentine’s Day comes right about the time I’m ready to give up on my New Year’s diet. This year, I’ve got something even better for all of us to consider. Please check out the Spare a Rose, Save…

Dear Parents…

Every year I go into Benny’s class and talk about diabetes. My little presentation has changed a lot since preschool, and so have the questions. This year, Benny wanted to explain most of it himself and we changed an insulin cartridge so the class could see some of how the pump works. I always send…

War Zone

Here’s what our war against type 1 diabetes looks like some mornings: This was a recent night that started with persistent high blood sugars around dinner time. I changed Benny’s inset at bedtime and did the every two hour check for a while. Brought him down around 3am. I was very happy we didn’t get…

Events

By now you know I’m no longer on the radio (click to read more). Here’s a look at where I’m going and where I’ve been. (Happy to consider speaking at or attending your event. Reach out to stacey@staceysimms.com) June 17 Lake Norman Chamber Chicks with Sticks golf tournamnet July 10th Children with Diabetes Friends for…

Spare A Rose

I spent an evening this week helping Benny write out his Valentine cards. Star Wars and Avengers, thank you very much. Yes, it matters who gets Iron Man or Yoda. While I love that second graders around here still exchange cards, I’m not crazy about the fact that my 8-year-old with type 1 diabetes will…

Talking About It

This weekend, like so many parents, Slade and I struggled with how to talk to our children about the unthinkable tragedy in Sandy Hook. We agreed right away that we wanted to have some sort of conversation with our son and daughter before they went back to school. But how to explain something that makes…

Control

Good BG control came up recently when I spoke to a few parents considing an insulin pump for their child with diabetes. I love the pump (we have the Animas One Touch Ping). Benny’s been using his for more than five years and it allows flexibility and precise dosing. No shots is a nice bonus,…