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As the Manager for Glu Community Outreach at T1D Exchange, a T1D online community, Anna works to provide the type I community with continual resources and ongoing connectivity for people affected by type I diabetes.
We had a great time talking with Anna about Bionic Pancreas so we bringing her back.
We will talk T1D, Glu, You and what to do with old pumpkins. (Hint: Bennet says keep the out of the beer and coffee.)
Annad Bionic Panceas Adventure:
DSMALive 'Rents talks about being teh 'Rent of Grown Kids with Melinda Vahradian
Melinda is the mother of 3 grown sons: Daniel, 25, getting his MS in Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton, Michael 22, dxd with Type 1 diabetes on 6/30/97 at age 5, he just finished his BA in Psychology at UCSC in 3.5 years and is currently pursuing his dream of coaching soccer and Dylan, 20, a triple major ( Spanish, Political Science and Philosphy) at the University of Portland.
She have been married to her husband, Scott, for 27 years. Melinda has been involved in teaching Special Education for the last 30 years. She also enjoy watercolor painting, photography, gardening, pets, and collecting sea glass.
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 care for people with diabetes, focusing first on diabetes in pregnancy then pediatrics and insulin requiring adults. She has worked on the medical side of camps for children and teens in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. She has spoken nationally and internationally as an expert in both working with teens and their parents with diabetes as well as infusion set choice, usage and maintenance. Her fundamental goal when developing the teenage curriculum for Children with Diabetes conferences is that each and every teen that attends finds a passion in life and pursues it.
Jim Vail was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986 at age 19 while he was a sophomore at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Jim graduated with a degree in Media Communications and was a producer for CNBC Business news in Washington, D.C., for 9 years all the while wrestling with the unpredictability of short and intermediate acting insulin. After finally going on a pump in October of 2001 and 'getting his life back,' Jim began volunteering at CWD in the teen program where he quickly became one of the Program Coordinators. He's worn, tested or personally used virtually every product represented in the Exhibit Hall. Jim has recently accepted the position of Director of Development and Communications for CWD.
Sandy Struss joins Lorraine and Bennet to share here experiences, some of the nuances of the Canadian health system and Spare A Rose.
Diagnosed as a teen Sandy has brought diabetes along through her life's adventures. Including trying to be normal, education overseas, tough mudders and surfing.
Sandy is helping to bring Spare A Rose to wider participation in Canada this year so we chat about Rose too.
John and Laura Costik talk with Lorraine and Bennet about life with diabetes and parenting with CGM in the cloud. We hope to talk about the technology and beyond, how NightScout can be used to enhance kids' freedom and parents confidence.
Laura Costik, is an Engineering Manager with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics with degrees in Packaging Science, Industrial Engineering & Business from RIT. Laura is the Advocacy chair for the Rochester (Chapter) JDRF.
John Costik, is a Programmer/Analyst with Wegmans Food Markets with a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from RIT. John authored the original Android Uploader app & Pebble watchface for use with the Dexcom G4.
Both have dedicated their time and talents to helping their son manage type one diabetes, and sharing & supporting others with similar needs.
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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 second birthday. Completely unaware of the disease or anyone currently living with type 1, Stacy reached out on social media to find other diabetic families.
Within a month of Caden James' diagnosis, Stacy became active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Alabama chapter and worked to create a local outreach group called the Bolusers of Birmingham. The Bolusers of Birmingham now have over 140 families affected by type 1 diabetes. Caden James wears an Animas Ping insulin pump and a Dexcom G4 continuous glucose meter. Nightscout, the CGM in The Cloud initiative, is also part of Caden James' apparatus. Stacy and her family reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
Kelly and Adam of diaTribe talk with 'Rents about the online DOC conversation hosted by FDA that they will moderate November 3.
Kelly L. Close is the president of Close Concerns, Inc., a healthcare information firm focused on diabetes and obesity, and is the editor in chief of diaTribe, a free monthly online newsletter focused on new research and products for people with diabetes (diaTribe.org). A longtime diabetes advocate, Kelly is on the board of directors of the Diabetes Hands Foundation and the Behavioral Diabetes Institute.
Adam heads technology coverage for Close Concerns. He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at Penn. in 2011where he was a Joseph Wharton and Ben Franklin Scholar.
Kelly, Adam and colleagues write about 3 million words on diabetes each year.
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