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24 Hour Twitter Marathon on WDD, November 14th


3rd Annually World Diabetes Twitter Marathon

Purpose: Twitter Marathon for World Diabetes Day

Objective:  Conversations about various topics as it relates to diabetes around the world.

Theme: Together WE Can Accomplish Anything

How to participate: The World Diabetes Day twitter chat will begin at 12 am ET on Friday, November 14th and end at 11:59 pm EST that evening (time zone converter here). The hosts, topic, and schedule can be found here,  Wednesday, November 12th.

Please make sure you include the hashtag #WDDChat14.

Shout out and Thank You to the 24 people/organizations that have volunteered to host an hour of the WDD Twitter Marathon:

Gina Capone
Veronica Almada
Michelle Litchman
Oscar Lz de Drinas
Molly Lepeska and Louise Kyle/ 100 Campaign
Tami Neumann/ Conversations In Care
Cherise Shockley/ Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation
Stephen Shaul
Lorraine Sisto
Kerri Sparling
David Eldeman/Diabetes Daily
Anna Norton/DiabetesSisters
Kelly Kunik
Mike Hoskins
Nigeria DOC
Andrea Limbourg
Deborah Greenwood/Hope Warshaw
Paul B.
Stacey Simms
C Clement
Alanna Swartz
George Simmons
 Mila Ferrer

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Tweeting !!!



Afterthoughts #DSMA Live: ‘Rents | #SMASHdiabetes with Anne Floreen

SMASH DIabetesAnna Floreen joins us for yet another fantastic edition of DSMA Live: ‘Rents. This time we’re talking about SMASH Diabetes.

Have a pumpkin left over from Halloween? Recycle it in a productive, fun way that let’s you get out some of your frustration with diabetes while raising awareness. For all the details as well as lots of other news of Diabetes Awareness Month happenings, listen to this week’s show!

If you missed Anna’s first visit with us when she shared her Bionic Pancreas experience, you can listen to the show here.

Other links from the show we promised:

Big Blue Test - “Help yourself, help others, join the movement.”

Walk With D - Lifespan, Inc. will donate 100 strips for every #walkwithd posted!

Blue Fridays! - What a great time to get your Blue Fridays garb – November 14th is on a Friday this year. Get your shirts now!

Glu - Get your voice heard and accelerate diabetes research. Join Glu today! Tuesday’s question of the day is parent focused.


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DSMA Blog Carnival – October Round-Up

Since 2011 the Blog Carnival has been a way for our community to delve a bit deeper into questions from the #dsma chats, without the 140 character restriction.  It’s been a lot of fun, but all things must come to an end.  October was our last blog carnival, and this is our last round-up.  So lets get to it.

There are many different types of diabetes, but all types have many things in common.  However, this month we chose to embrace and admire some of the differences between the types.  We asked you to tell us something that is easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type.  Here’s what you had to say . . . .

As always, you can click over to the blog carnival page for the link to the full list of posts.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the #dsma Blog Carnival – whether regularly or with a post here and there.  And a special thank you to Stephen for sharing blog carnival posts here on the DCAF blog.

Stay tuned for some exciting new things coming up for #dsma and DCAF!

Afterthoughts DSMA Live: ‘Rents | #CGMinTheCloud #WeAreNotWaiting

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 12.50.41 PMJohn and Laura Costik talk with Lorraine and Bennet about life with diabetes and parenting with CGM in the cloud. Listen in to learn about the Nightscout Project.

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:


Nightscout info


Read more at the Wall Stree Journal online:


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Afterthoughts #DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Kelly and Adam #DOCasksFDA

Kelly and AdamListen in to Kelly and Adam of diaTribe on our most recent edition of DSMA Live: ‘Rents.

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 2011 where he was a Joseph Wharton and Ben Franklin Scholar.

Kelly, Adam and colleagues write about 3 million words on diabetes each year.

Kelly and Adam talk about living with diabetes themselves, why they do what they do to keep the rest of us informed and make us smarter about diabetes, and so much more.

On November 3rd, Kelly and Adam will speak with FDA. HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Go to diaTribe to learn all about the meeting (http://diatribe.org/issues/70/new-now-next) and complete this short survey (https://www.research.net/s/7FTH69P) to have your opinions of what’s important to you in managing your diabetes included in this unprecedented discussion on November 3rd.

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