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

In this episode, Bennet and Lorraine talk about incenting for diabetes care inspired by this article: Small Financial Incentives Help Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes Better Manage Blood Sugar. We touched upon this briefly in Episode 68 with Mike Hoskins, but we take this opportunity to delve a little deeper. We also share our favorite Diabetes Reads, including: Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Their Caregivers Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well Think Like a Pancreas Pumping Insulin We also make a couple of social media suggestions and finally we include our two bits: Bennet: Google Scholar Lorraine: See First on Facebook (remember to add Diabetes Community […]

DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Episode 69 Staying Safe

We have a new time for our live airing, but listening to the archive remains the same. In this episode of Rents we discuss staying safe at school and also Dexcom G4 v G5. As promised, here are some of the links we referred to: “Many Schools Failing on Type 1 Diabetes Care” – The New York Times In our ensuing discussion of this article we refer to this fabulous resource which I think every family with a student with type 1 diabetes should have: Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed. We also recommend (highly recommend) utilizing the ADA’s Safe at School section for any questions you may have. This […]

Mixing things up at ‘Rents | DSMA Live

Bennet and I are trying something new in November! On Monday, November 16 our show will air live at a new time – 1PM EST. Because most of our listeners are of the archives, we believe this change won’t be met with great disappointment – at least we sure hope it won’t, and maybe we’ll see a change in our live audience with this new live time that could just possibly be more ‘Rent friendly. Another change for ‘Rents is our desire to engage more with YOU, our audience. We really want to hear from you!! Tell us what you want us to address on the show. Tell us what […]

DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Michael Hoskins

This week we has a fun conversation with Michael Hoskins, who blogs at Diabetes Corner Booth and writes for Mike is a PWD, son of a PWD and shared a unique perspective of living in a family with decades of diabetes experience. We talk about what’s changed and what’s stayed the same in diabetes treatment over the years. He shares with us why he adopted the Nightscout Project, and we talk about different news tidbits, including intranasal glucagon (wow, Bennet, I didn’t know you had a front row seat!) and incentives for children to check their blood sugar.   Check Out Health Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with DiabetesSocMed on […]

Afterthoughts DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Casey Boren of Diabetes Sports Project

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,, will be available on October […]

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