Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 004 Connecting IRL

DOL Podcast LogoWe have a new logo just for the Diabetes Out Loud Podcast! Look for it on all our platforms for all things Diabetes Out Loud.

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


Thanks for listening! We’ll be back soon with episode 5.



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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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Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 002 Reintroducing Ourselves and Warning Signs

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 11.51.33 AMLorraine and Bennet are both parents of children with diabetes. As is the case for many, diabetes was unknown to them prior to their children’s diagnoses. In this episode, they share their diagnosis stories as both a reintroduction of themselves, and and a springboard to discussing the warning signs of diabetes.

Please share this episode as a form of awareness for those who, like so many, don’t know what they are and don’t know to look for diabetes. Our hope is that sharing this episode will identify the presence of diabetes for early intervention and avoidance of serious complications.


Link to Beyond Type 1’s list of warning signs

Children with Diabetes website

Brains On Podcast

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Above image from IDF.org




Diabetes Out Loud | Ep 001 My Diabetes Secret with Christopher Snider

Christopher Snider

Christopher Snider joins Bennet and myself to discuss My Diabetes Secret, a forum he created on Tumbler, inspired by this post from Kerri Sparling on her blog, Six Until Me.

My Diabetes Secret, and the other communities like it, provide a safe space for people to share anonymously their thoughts and feelings about their disease without the fear of personal judgement. The hope is that openly sharing can serve as a step in healing.

The key is anonymity and the power of “me too.” Listen in and hear Chris’ sincerity and pure intent in wanting to help people in a manner unlike any other I’ve seen.

Please share about Chris’ platform and bring awareness to this powerful tool that has the potential to help so many. The reach includes, but extends far  beyond diabetes.

You can visit the My Disease Secret hub for all the communities Chris has created, including:

My Arthritis Secret
My Chronic Pain Secret
My Cystic Fibrosis Secret
My Diabetes Secret
My IBD Secret
My Mental Health Secret
My Multiple Sclerosis Secret
My Lupus Secret

Listen to all of Chris’ diabetes podcasts at JustTalking.com. He Just Talks about more than just diabetes though. His shows are color coded – blue is for diabetes, but there’s a rainbow of other subjects. With over 300 podcasts, there’s something for everyone!

For everything Chris Snider, visit ChristopherASnider.com.

This Episode is the first under our new name “Diabetes Out Loud,” formerly “DSMA Live.” As we move from live shows to a prerecorded format, it made sense to give our name a facelift. Stay tuned for more information on our transition in podcasting.

Subscribe to www.diabetesoutloud.org (which is the same as www.diabetescaf.org) to stay updated on everything Diabetes Out Loud!

This Episode of Diabetes Out Loud is part of Diabetes Podcast Week. For a full listing of participants, including Chris Snider, visit StaceySimms.com.

Please visit www.SpareARose.com for more information on the Life for a Child program. Sparing the cost of a rose and donating to the International Diabetes Federation provides insulin for a month to a child in need.

Episode 74 DSMA Live: ‘Rents | This is Caleb…

Version 2My son, Caleb, joins me on this edition of Rents. Caleb was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nine years ago, at the age of 3.

We talk about the tools he uses to manage his diabetes and how things have changed over the years with regard to his care at school. Caleb stares things he doesn’t like about diabetes, and says whether he thinks anything good has come from it.

We hope you enjoy the show, and thanks for listening!

Links for references in the show:

Marvel Sequence of Movies and TV Shows including what’s to come

Who Will Stop The Bullying?

Dexcom G5

The Nightscout Project


This is Caleb…