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  • 00:59

    DSMALive 'Rents: Our Favorite Things

    in Health

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


     

  • 00:33

    Retail's Lost Future: Manhattan Taxes, Rents, Requirements and the Internet

    in Business

    On June 3, my guests will be Nancy Ploeger, president of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and Robert S. Schwartz, C. Ped, president and CEO of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises, Inc, which operates Eneslow, The Foot Comfort Center, Eneslow Pedorthic Institute (EPI) and www.eneslow.com.  We will be discussing the future of retail in Manhattan in light of Borough taxes, rents and requirements, as well as the impact of the Internet.


    Eneslow, which was founded in 1909, has provided over 100,000 pairs of free shoes for the needy.  EPI, which opened in 1995 as an educational institute, offers courses on conservative foot care, foot health and overall wellbeing.  Additionally, it conducts events on the art and science of pedorthics and how it relates to improving people's lives. Eneslow trains third year podiatry students at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where Robert serves as an adjuct instructor in the department of Orthopedic Sciences. In 2009 Eneslow was named "Retailer of the Year" by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.  The following year Robert was named "Corporate Hero" by the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and in 2012 he was recognized by Tender Care Human Services for his generosity. We will be discussing Customer Retention.

  • 00:59

    DSMALive 'Rents: diaTribe to Host DOC Meeting with FDA

    in Health

    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.

  • 01:04

    DSMALive 'Rents: Pumping, Pumps and Parenting

    in Health

    'Rents talks stuff, specifically pumps. The pros and cons of pumping and specififc pumps is a fequent question of parents. We will chat about pumping, pumps and parenting. 

  • 01:06

    DSMA Live: 'Rents | Scott Benner of Arden's Day, Take 2!

    in Health

    Scott Benner, is a stay-at-home dad, a husband, a storyteller, a type I diabetes advocate and an author. He loves his family, baseball and sitting in a dark movie theater with his wife Kelly and their children, Cole and Arden.


    Scott has always loved to tell stories but he didn't begin to put the words he felt into written form until starting the blog 'Arden's Day' in August, 2007. Five years later he wrote his first book, "Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. 


    'Arden's Day' is a look at his daughter's life with type I diabetes from Scott's perspective. A raw, honest reflection of what life is like when you live everyday with a chronic illness. 


    We catch up with Scott after more than two years since we last spoke. You can tune in to that show here. We find out what he's been up to since, including his new podcast: Juicebox. 

  • 01:01

    DSMALive 'Rents: Sandy Struss on Diabetes, Canada and Roses

    in Health

    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. 

  • 01:03

    DSMALive 'Rents: CGM in the Cloud

    in Health

    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.


    Join the Community on Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/cgminthecloud/


    Nightscout info


    http://www.nightscout.info/


    Read more at the Wll Stree Journal online:


    http://online.wsj.com/articles/citizen-hackers-concoct-upgrades-for-medical-devices-1411762843


     


     

  • 01:06

    DSMALive 'Rents: Grown Kids with Melinda Vahradian

    in Health

    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.

  • 01:00

    DSMALive 'Rents: Anna and Pumpkins

    in Health

    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.)


    Links:


    https://smashdiabetes.org


    Glu:


    https://myglu.org


    Annad Bionic Panceas Adventure:


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diabetessocmed/2013/06/18/dsma-live-rents-bionic-pancreas

  • 01:04

    DSMALive 'Rents: Forming a Local Support Group with Stacy Mitchell

    in Health

    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.  

  • 00:16

    DSMALive ‘Rents: Kerri's Book

    in Health

    DSMA Live Parents Talk with Kerri Sparling.


    Her new book is available on Amazon and other fine book outlets. 


    Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well


    When a person receives a diagnosis of diabetes, he or she starts a process of adjusting and making sense of the new normal living with a chronic disease. A large part of that adjustment is figuring out how to balance diabetes with all the intricacies of a life outside of diabetes care. In Balancing Diabetes, diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives. Whether adult or child, type 1 or type 2, spouse or caregiver, male or female, people in the diabetes world will find themselves in this book and be inspired by the commonality of that continuing search for balance.

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