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  • 00:59

    DSMALive 'Rents: Our Favorite Things

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


  • 01:05

    DSMALive 'Rents: Diabetes Sports Project

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    Inspiring and Educating the Diabetes Community


    DSP is dedicated to empowering those affected by diabetes through sports-related educational and community engagement. Utilizing the world's most inspirational, experienced, and sought-after diabetes athlete ambassadors, DSP's goal is to have a powerful, meaningful and sustainable influence on the diabetes community. 

    DSP's athlete ambassadors demonstrate how through proper diet, exercise, a positive outlook and effective blood glucose management by utilizing the diabetes tools and technology available today, dreams can be achieved.

    DSP will debut on October 10, 2015, at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and can be found at other venues include the Boston Marathon and other premier sporting events throughout the year.

    DSP's website, www.diabetessportsproject.org, will be available on October 10, and will feature free 5k, 10k, and half marathon training plans, along with triathlon plans as well. Our goal is to help provide education and insight to fans who are interested in pursuing their own athletic endeavors. We can't wait to help you reach new goals!

  • 00:33

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

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    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.

  • 01:02

    DSMALive 'Rents: Tidepool.

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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.

  • 00:58

    Episode 69: DSMA Live 'Rents | Switching it up

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    Are schools doing enough to keep students safe at school? We talk about a recent article published in The New York Times which has spurred on much discussion in various forums including this conversation at DHF's tuDiabetes. We also talk about one of our favorite topics: CGMs and Dexcom, specifically. 

    Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

    Safe At School

    'Rents on Scafe at School Crystal Jackson of the American Diabetes Association

    DSMA Live with D5 Converation (25 min mark) 



  • 00:36

    Episode 70: DSMA Live: 'Rents | Incentives for Diabetes Care and Book Favs

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    In this episode, Bennet and Lorraine share their opinions on incenting children to care for their diabetes. We touched upon this briefly in Episode 68 with Mike Hoskins, referring to this article on the topic, but we take this opportunity to delve a little deeper.

    We also share our favorite Diabetes Reads, and our new tradition of "two bits" likely of things that have nothing to do with diabetes!

    We hope you'll listen in and give us your feedback. We so want to hear from you and know what you want to hear on future episodes! Let us know here or on facebook or Twitter and Twitter. 




  • 00:59

    DSMALive 'Rents: diaTribe to Host DOC Meeting with FDA

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    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

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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. 

  • 00:59

    DSMALive 'Rents: Mike Hoskins

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    As a journalist for Diabetes Mine, Mike Hoskins a has a front row seat to diabetes news. At his personal blog http://www.thediabeticscornerbooth.com, Mike describes himself as, “Just a guy in his 30s, who's been living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of five. A husband, friend, dog owner, journalist, writer, history lover, movie buff, Sigma Pi Man, and huge fan of Coffee & Conversation.” Join us to see why we think Mike is more than just a guy. 

  • 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.

  • 01:01

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

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    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.