You’re Invited to the 5th annual World Diabetes Day Twitter Chat


I cannot believe it is almost the middle of November, which is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I crossed out national because there are other people around the world celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month, not just people in America. I like to think of it as World Diabetes Month. We all know there are a lot of fantastic initiatives going on both on and offline.

This year we will be hosting a 24-hour World Diabetes Day  Twitter Chat on November 14, 2016.  #WDDChat16 will begin at 12 am ET and at the stroke of midnight.  I am honored and thankful to have the community participate and host in this year’s Twitter Chat.    Please feel free to join us, the topics and Twitter handles that you will need to follow can be found here. If you join us, include the #WDDChat16 hashtag in your tweets.  If you are new to Twitter or have never participated in a Twitter chat, this is an excellent to reference and get you up to speed before Monday morning. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me at

Special thank you to this years hosts:

Rachel Head

Kim Henshaw

Becca scott

Scott Johnson

Frank Sita

Ashley Ng

Elizabeth Rowley

Stephen Shaul

Bastian Hauck

Phyllisa Deroze

Kerri Sparling

Mila Ferrer

Mariana Gomez

Christel Aprigliano

Anna Norton

Mike Lawson


Renza Scibilia

Stacey Simms

Kelly Kunik



Chelcie Rice

Chris Clem


Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 006 The Comfort of Those Who Get It

Bennet and Lorraine talk about an article published at A Sweet Life entitled “The People who ‘Get’ Diabetes.” The article addresses the understanding and empathy that many encounter when a family has a diabetes diagnosis. Bennet and Lorraine share their own experiences with emphasis on a school setting and how they’ve approached people with varying degrees of understanding.

They also share highlights from the recent Dexcom and Insulet investor calls with mention of an FDA Advisory Panel Meeting on July 21st to address a CGM dosing claim. More on that at diaTribe.

We’ll publish an Encore episode of our Safe At School conversation with ADA’s Crystal Crismond Woodward (formerly Chrystal Jackson) soon, but if you can’t wait, you can listen in on Blog Talk Radio.

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Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 005 Encore: Riding On Insulin

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Originally aired in May of 2013, this is an Encore Episode for Diabetes Out Loud, formerly DSMA Live: ‘Rents. For more information on Riding On Inulin, visit


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Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 004 Connecting IRL

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Bennet and Lorraine talk about some of the various in real life meet up opportunities that they’ve experienced, including:

Riding on Insulin

CWD Friends for Life

Joslin Family Camp

The Diabetes Unconference

JDRF Walks

School Blue-nity

We only scratched the surface! There are so many more – give us a shout and leave us a SpeakPipe message telling us about your favorites!

Prior Podcast Episodes we reference in the show:

Riding on Insulin

The Unconference

Our Two Bits:

Lancet regulation

Dexcom G5 App Update


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Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 003 All Things CGM

Bennet and Lorraine review their direct experiences with Dexcom CGM spanning the past seven years from Dexcom Seven Plus to the current Dexcom G5. They discuss the near revolutionary impacts the improvements in CGM technology have had on their children’s type 1 diabetes care.

Dexcom G5They discuss changes in overnight care, its usefulness for people living with type 2 diabetes, and what they see CGM’s role will be in the future.

In addition, they share highlights of the recent earnings calls for Dexcom and Insulet including what’s in store for the near future for both Dexcom and Omnipod. Listen in for all the news!

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