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Letter To My Younger Self

If you could write a letter to yourself at age 10 or 18 or 27, what would you say?I was recently asked that question by Ellyn Spragins, the author of “If I’d Known Then” and other books that use that idea to share valuable information and advice. Ellyn came to Charlotte to speak at at the Jewish Federation of Charlotte and they asked me to sit on a panel of local women. All of us would write a letter to our younger selves.No too surprisingly, we decided to write about diabetes. Ellyn thought…See More
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The Lie

“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management.“You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he would’ve gotten up and walked out.”I don’t remember saying that (it’s not part of my talks) but this woman had clearly heard something that stuck with her.“Okay,” I said. “Tell me your story.”She did. And we have to…See More
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After six years with an insulin pump, changing the inset is still one of the toughest parts of Benny’s diabetes management. The inserter has a long needle and even though it doesn’t stay in, it still goes in. I don’t care how old you are, it’s tough to get a big shot every three days.Lately, I’ve been letting Benny smack the inserter on the floor when we’re done. This bends the needle so we can safety throw the thing away and it lets Benny vent some frustration. The other night, he decided to…See More
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Texts From School

Just like that, another year of school is over. Sixth grade, done. Second grade, finished. We’ll get around cleaning out the backpacks by August. Maybe.I am so lucky to have great diabetes support at school. Each year we set different goals and expectations for Benny and, I have to say, I’m pretty proud of my little guy. Second grade was about more independence, which mostly means buying lunch more often. Our district makes carb counts widely available and Benny’s teacher went above and beyond,…See More
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pancreaswanted commented on Stacey Simms's blog post 'Interview: Artificial Pancreas'
"amazing! if we cant have a cure, ill be first in line for one of these!"
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Interview: Artificial Pancreas

I try not to get too excited about diabetes “breakthroughs” or technology announcements. Years ago, before I even had a personal connection to type 1, I covered the Glucowatch and inhaled insulin as a TV health reporter. Never heard of them? Yeah, they didn’t work out so well.So when Benny was diagnosed in 2006, I was a bit skeptical of the new technology our doctor talked about. Called the artificial pancreas, he described it as an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and a…See More
Apr 16, 2013
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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, but it's the targeted control that I really love. The pump is just a machine, though, connected to the body by what's basically a band-aid with a stick. Stuff happens. Things go wrong.Luckily those problems…See More
Dec 10, 2012
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Routine Halloween

This is the obligatory post where I tell you that my son can go trick or treating. He can eat any sort of candy and please don't give him the sugar free stuff.But this will be our sixth(!) Halloween since Benny's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and we're so used to the routine it's hardly worth talking about anymore. But... it's always worth talking about. Because there are always new families with newly diagnosed kids.Just this week I got an email from a mom with a child diagnosed this spring.…See More
Oct 31, 2012

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Letter To My Younger Self

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:16am 0 Comments

If you could write a letter to yourself at age 10 or 18 or 27, what would you say?

I was recently asked that question by Ellyn Spragins, the author of “If I’d Known Then” and other books that use that idea to share valuable information and advice. Ellyn came to Charlotte to speak at at the Jewish Federation of Charlotte and they asked me to sit on a panel of local women. All of us would write a letter to our younger selves.

No too surprisingly, we decided to write about…

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The Lie

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 9:34am 1 Comment

“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.

It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management.

“You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he would’ve gotten up and walked out.”

I don’t remember saying that (it’s not part of my talks) but this woman had clearly heard something that stuck with her.

“Okay,” I said. “Tell me your…

Continue

Hulk Smash

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

After six years with an insulin pump, changing the inset is still one of the toughest parts of Benny’s diabetes management. The inserter has a long needle and even though it doesn’t stay in, it still goes in. I don’t care how old you are, it’s tough to get a big shot every three days.

Lately, I’ve been letting Benny smack the inserter on the floor when we’re done. This bends the needle so we can safety throw the thing away and it lets Benny vent some frustration. The other night, he…

Continue

Texts From School

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:09am 0 Comments

Just like that, another year of school is over. Sixth grade, done. Second grade, finished. We’ll get around cleaning out the backpacks by August. Maybe.

I am so lucky to have great diabetes support at school. Each year we set different goals and expectations for Benny and, I have to say, I’m pretty proud of my little guy. Second grade was about more independence, which mostly means buying lunch more often. Our district makes carb counts widely available and Benny’s teacher went above…

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At 4:26am on March 4, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Stacey!

At 5:03pm on March 3, 2014, rick phillips said…

Stacey congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 12:52pm on March 3, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS,STACEY,ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER.
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At 6:16am on October 14, 2011, Jeffrey said…
At 5:50am on October 14, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Stacey!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:40am on October 14, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Stacey . I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:42am on October 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stacey.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 2:11pm on October 14, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Stacey!
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 11:31am on October 14, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Happy B'day Stacey!!!
At 7:56am on January 12, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Stacey - next time I'm visiting friends in Charlotte, I'll have to give you a holler! We come down every couple of years. And yes, diabetes is always a roller coaster ride at times, but the main thing is, WE ARE ALIVE. I've been thru' cancer a few times over my 42 years of having diabetes (since age 7) - and D compared to what I went thru' there, is nothing. Since I've had D all my life, it's just part of who I am, we work together as a team, and life has been good so far! With improvements in diabetic management, Benny should do great, and especially with a Mum like you beside him to help him thru' the hurdles!
 
 
 

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