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Howard Look of Tidepool.org talks with DSMALive 'Rents about connecting our diabetes data and lives. What is Tidepool you ask? Solid question. They are an open source, not for profit, developer of diabetes software that reduces the burden of living with type 1 diabetes.
From their site:
Giving data a home and you the keys.
Right now, we’re living in the dark. Without constant, real-time, accessible information about what's happening inside our bodies—we’re left guessing. But when the stakes are this high, guessing isn’t good enough. We don’t need averages, we need specifics. We need a way to connect the dots.
Join us and find out how Tidepool connect dots.
Howard Look is President, CEO and Founder of Tidepool. Previously, Howard was on the founder’s team at TiVo where as VP of Software and User Experience he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that leverage cloud services. At Linden Lab, he led the team that delivered the open-sourced Second Life Viewer 2.0 project. Howard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His teenage daughter has T1D.
A conversation with a true champion. Joselyn started swimming when she was two. She progressed very rapidly and, when seven, started to become one of the strongest female swimmers in the league. Her performance at the league championships opened some eyes and gave us a glimpse of what her swimming future could be. The following year she was so dominant in her age group (8 and under) that we considered having her swim against the 9-10 year olds just to give her better competition. She was the top seed by considerable margins in all 3 of her individual events for championships that year and took first place in each. She also was key in the two relays she was in, as they finished first in both, as well.
Following her swimming successes she began to lose considerable weight and was rushed to Children's Hospital. There after days of pain she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her mother had always told her “God has a plan for all of us,” so Joselyn accepted the disease as a way for her to show God to others. She wrote her book later that year chronicling her personal reactions and concerns for her health, her swimming, and her faith. She understands that the obstacles we find in our way are opportunities to grow and learn, not reasons to quit and she wants others to know that as well.
Joselyn found a publisher and donates copies to newly diagnosed patients at Children’s Hospital. The books are available for sale on Amazon.com. The cost is $9.95 and the profits all go to the JDRF. To find it easily, search “Splash Joselyn Busato” on Amazon.com.
Mr. Divabetic presents this free Diabetes Late Nite podcast inspired by TV’s biggest hit of the year, Empire. TV’s break out hit centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company. The hour-long family drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic and the experts investigate the emotional side of living with diabetes. This month, we’re talking about the different ways people use bargaining to protect themselves from dealing with reality of managing diabetes on a daily basis. When you’re in a bargaining mood, you may make a deal with God or our higher power in an attempt to postpone the inevitable.
Diabetes Late Nite Guests include Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, Dr. Beverly S. Adler PhD, CDE, Mama Rose Marie, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Sherry from Los Angeles.
Mr. Divabetic will be playing selected tracks from show’s Original Soundtrack From Season 1 Of Empire courtesy of SONY Music. The 11 track album features Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett and Yazz with guest appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Estelle, Juicy J, Rita Ora and more.
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Join Cherise, George and Scott and special guest Rick Phillips, T1D and Rheumatoid Arthritis
In 1974 I was a typical guy; I loved the outdoors, riding bicycles, cars and of course I had an interest in girls. My diagnosis was not at all unexpected. My mother had type 1 diabetes as did her sister who unfortunately died when Mom and she were children. But the truth is; I had lived with diabetes my entire life, first in vitro as my mother had gestational diabetes and then as a child when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Then while visiting Disneyworld, I became very ill, was rushed home to Indiana and admitted to the hospital. I had my first insulin injection even before I was admitted. I was released from the hospital on my 17th birthday. I learned two things that week. Illness can happen any time and Disneyworld is not always the happiest place on earth.
For the next 26 years I was reasonably self-sufficient. There were no major illnesses or issues. But then I started to feel awful all of the time and I was having difficulty moving, walking or even sitting. That was when I was introduced to the new world of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was in the middle of my career and having RA was not a part of my plan.
I worked for 12 more years after diagnosis with RA until I was unable to keep pace and had to find a different purpose in life. So in 2008 I accepted (with great reluctance) disability retirement from my employer.
The truth is often forgotten however. I am first and foremost a husband (Sheryl and I have been married since 1977), a father (2 wonderful sons), and grandfather to 3 of the most charming, intelligent, and awesome grandchildren (I know opinions may vary).
But through it all I still love bicycles, collecting things, laughing a lot (mostly at me), sarcasm, and most importantly having a good time.
Join Cherise, George and Scott with special guest LeeAnn Thill, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, vegan that happens to have type 1 diabetes.
Lee Ann Thill is known to the DOC as a diabetes blogger and leader of diabetes community art projects, but since transitioning to a vegan lifestyle in 2013, her work as an activist and academic has been shifting and expanding. She has been exploring the relationships between veganism, intersectional justice, art, and diabetes.
Lee Ann has achieved a new level of health and happiness following a vegan lifestyle. In addition to her academic inquiry, she is excited to answer questions about going vegan, address common misunderstandings about veganism, and offer support to people who are interested in transitioning.
She is a registered board-certified art therapist and Pennsylvania licensed professional counselor, doctoral student, professor of art therapy, artist, and volunteer with Peace Advocacy Network and Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Lee Ann has had type 1 diabetes since 1978.
Social media contacts:
www.avocadosandglitter.com - Personal blog. Content is varied.
@theveganartist on Twitter
Alexis, mom to Justice diagnosed October of 2008, her husband and father live with type 2 diabetes, and her grandmother live with type 1.5. She began volunteering with JDRF a year after her sons' diagnosis and has held many volunteer positions. She is currently the JDRF Mentor chair and helps match up newly diagnosed families with trained JDRF mentors. She is very passionate about advocacy and awareness.
Justice is 11years-old; he was diagnosed a few days after turning 6 with a sudden onset type 1. He has been a JDRF youth ambassador for six years and is passionate about awareness.
Blog: JusticesMisbehavingPancreas.blogspot.com JDRF: Jdrflv.org
Amber was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over twenty years ago. In 2011, she was diagnosed with gastroparesis. January 2014, she received a gastric neurostimlator from UCSF. October 2014, she received a feeding tube. Amber enjoys life and loves being a wife and mom.