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The mission of DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) is to promote social networking in all its forms (Facebook, twitter, YouTube, etc) in order to educate and support all people affected by diabetes. The diabetes online community the opportunity to share and understand the challenges of physical, mental and emotional needs of this chronic condition. In an effort to share the mission of DSMA with the community, we decided to offer DSMA Live, DSMA en Vivo and DSMA Live: Parents Talk empower,connect, support people affected by diabetes. Monday (bi-weekly) at 9 PM EST: DSMA Live: Parents Talk Tuesday (bi-weekly) at 9 PM EST: DSMA en Vivo Thursday at 9 PM EST: DSMA Live DSMA Live: Parents ('Rents) Talk, DSMA en Vivo and DSMA Live is provided by Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF).

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Jack Terschluse, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, founded Penpals United in 2011. Penpals United, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides online support groups and pen-pal opportunities to more than 250 kids and teens with type one diabetes in India, Rwanda, Uganda and Mexico. The organization continues to grow. A 2012 Coca-Cola Scholar, Jack currently studies pre-law, participates actively in his local JDRF chapter and had the honor to serve as delegate to JDRF's 2011 Children's Congress. Jack also holds a leadership position in his fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. He was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2005 and currently wears an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.
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On-Demand Episodes

Join Cherise, George and Scott for an entertaining hour of jokes, laughs and hot button topics.

Join Cherise, George and Scott as they discuss diabetes goals, upcoming conferences and more.

Lorraine and Bennet look back on 'Rents in 2014 and share a few of our favorite things.

Rachel Head is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator specializing in pediatric diabetes. Ms. Head is the Diabetes Program Manager at Phoenix Children's Hospital, where she advocates for practical and... more

Ante el diagnostico de diabetes a algun miembro de nuestra familia surgen muchas preguntase incertidumbre. En esos momentos las personas ideales para darnos el apoyo necesario son otras que estan viviendo situaciones similares a... more

Stacy Mitchell joins Loraine and Bennet to chat about building local, in real life support. Stacy is the mom of 5 year old kindergartner Caden James. Caden James was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April 2011, two days after his... more

Working with T1D teen. Natalie and Jim from CWD. During the show chatting on Twitter at #DSMA Natalie Bellini, BSN, RN, CDE, has had type 1 diabetes since she was a young child. Within a year of finishing nursing school, she started to... more

In a special co-hosts show, George Simmons and Scott K. Johnson spend the hour chatting about World Diabetes Day, the upcoming 24-hour twitter chat, other advocacy efforts, and anything else that comes to mind.

Molly McElwee Malloy has recently joined the team at the University of Virginia's Diabetes Education Management Program (DEMP). At DEMP she see's patients as a Certified Diabetes Educator (434-924-1825). Previous to joining DEMP... more