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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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Listen in and hear Fred and Joanne share their family's experience with the Bionic Pancreas this summer at the Clara Barton Center. Fred and Joanne Cunha have been married for 14 years and have three children; 7-year-old Elise (diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12 months), 4-year-old Mattias and almost-2-year-old Lucas. They currently live in Dallas after living in San Francisco and Vancouver. Fred was born and raised in Lisbon and Joanne was born in Montreal but grew up in Vancouver. Fred started Team Elise (www.teamelise.com) two weeks after Elise's diagnosis and over the last 5 years they have had over 800 people walking for Team Elise in the United States, Canada, Portugal and Mozambique and have raised over $70,000 for JDRF. Joanne started Death of a Pancreas (www.deathofapancreas.com) two months after Elise's diagnosis where she blogs about type 1 diabetes. She also created the animated ?What NOT to say to the parent of a type 1 diabetic? video.
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On-Demand Episodes

DSMALive with Cherise, George and Scott.

Sharon Steele is a single mother of two and a fitness professional with the stated mission of encouraging people to embrace a healthy active lifestyle by offering fun, safe, and effective fitness classes suitable for various ages and... more

Estamos proximos a comenzar el nuevo año escolar y entre las muchas cosas que tenemos que hacer es preparar al personal escolar para que los niños con diabetes estén seguros en la escuela. Conoceremos... more

Jay Haapala is a high school student in West Virginia who's on his way to becoming a private pilot! In May he applied for a FAA Third Class Medical certificate and after 1.5 months of persistant hard work and effort he is now... more

Catching up with Scott, George and Cherise.

DSMA en Vivo: En nuestro programa estaremos habalndo con Elena Sáinz, mexicana que vive con diabetes tipo 1 y educadora de diabetes. Estaremos hablando acerca del rol de este profesionalde salud, en que nos... more

Manny Hernandez joins Lorraine and Bennet to share the Master Lab diabetes advocacy experiance. Learn about this first of its kind day long session and how you cna join in virtually with video sessions online.... more

Dayle Kern has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2001. She is a medical writer, public relations manager and "professional eyeball geek" with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. Prior to working with the... more


DSMA en Vivo: Mariana es una impresionante defensora de diabetes, educadors en diabetes y ha estado viviendo con la T1 desde que era una niña. Madre de un hermoso chico y promotora del empoderamiento de las personas... more