• 01:04

    DSMALive 'Rents: Pumping, Pumps and Parenting

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    '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. 

  • 01:03

    DSMALive 'Rents: CGM in the Cloud

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    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


     


     

  • 01:00

    DSMALive 'Rents: Anna and Pumpkins

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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.)


    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

  • 01:06

    DSMALive 'Rents: Grown Kids with Melinda Vahradian

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    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.

  • 01:04

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

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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.  

  • 01:04

    DSMALive 'Rents: Successful Teens, Natalie and Jim from CWD

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    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.

  • 00:16

    DSMALive ‘Rents: Kerri's Book

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    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.

  • 01:00

    DSMALive 'Rents: A Mile in My Shoes - Joe Solowiejczyk

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    Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 40 years.  Joe is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books & produces videos on patient self-management and psychological coping as well as providing counseling and training to patients, families and health care professionals.


    Having worked in the field of diabetes for over 35 years, and a person living with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years, his work focuses on translating his personal & professional experiences into unique patient care programs. As a nurse, diabetes educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact the management of diabetes and designs interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.


    Joe works extensively with both patients and professionals on the Family-Approach to Diabetes Management. He works with pediatric patients and their families in hospital clinics and private physicians’ offices, and conducts workshops nationally and abroad for parents to help them cope with their child’s diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. He designs educational and counseling programs for both children and adults with diabetes, as well as seminars for health care professionals on integrating family therapy into clinical practice.  


    He is a faculty member of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute and Children with Diabetes. As President of A Mile In My Shoes, Joe provides consulting expertise to pharmaceutical companies and health care marketing firms in the development of unique and positive partnerships among healthcare professionals, patients and products.  


    Joe has appeared in San Francisco/Bay Area newspapers, local and national television and radio, as well as NPR's “All Things Considered”.


     

  • 00:49

    DSMALive ‘Rents: Co-Host Chat

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    'Rents co-host Lorraine and Bennet chat.

  • 01:06

    DSMALive ‘Rents: Insulin, Injections, and Parenting

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    DSAM Live Talks Shots. 


    Most folks get their insulin with multiple daily injectsions. We will talek insulin, statagey and success with DMI with our guest: 


    Wilf Ruland


    Wilf is a water scientist who work mainly with environmental groups across the province of Ontario. In terms of diabetes, He's the dad of an 18 year old who has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was 10. She has been on MDI the whole time, and they have tried all commercially available insulins in pretty much any possible combination in that time. She is currently finishing high school and an enthusiastic distance runner.


    Wilf is a respected and regular poster on the Children With Diabetes Forums. 


     

  • 01:01

    DSMALive 'Rents: Sherry Roberts

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    Sherry is a former RN - soon to be a practicing RN once more. She last practiced nursing when her first born daughter was a year old. With the birth of a second daughter she decided to focus on parenthood. Little did she know that her nursing background would become part of parenting with a diabetes diagnosis of her two year old. 


    The theme of Sherry's life as the parent of a child with diabetes and a nurse re-entering the workforce seems to be ‘balance’ — balance in both her life and the lives of her children, particularly that of her child with diabetes.  Sherry is  always seeking balance — always self analyzing and evaluating to ensure she maintain perspective and haven’t become too narrow in her focus.  

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