dsmaDiabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) is involved with and promotes social media in all its forms to empower people affected by diabetes and to connect them with each other to foster support and education.

You don’t need use social media (or even be a person living with diabetes or PWD), however, to participate in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) and DSMA. A computer with internet access or a smart phone is the only requirement. DSMA was founded to enhance the DOC and to involve more people with the online community, in its current form, and as it evolves.

DSMA began with a twitter chat that occurs every Wednesday night at 9 pm EST (US). Find more about the twitter chat and view the conversation here.

DSMA now includes three radio programs on BlogTalkRadio.

Every Thursday evening at 9 p.m. EST (US), visit BlogTalkRadio to hear DSMA founder Cherise Shockley (LADA), co-host Scott K. Johnson (PWD type 1), and George Simmons (PWD type 1) on DSMA Live. Each week the program features a guest and invites calls from the audience. Listeners have heard from PWDs type 1, LADA, type 2, and parents and spouses/partners of PWDs. Find previews of the show and the archives here.

En un esfuerzo por compartir la misión de DSMA con toda la comunidad, hemos decidido ofrecer una versión en Español (DSMA en Vivo) de nuestro programa de radio para llegar a la comunidad Hispana, no sólo en Estados Unidos, sino alrededor del mundo. Escúchenos en Blog Talk Radio, cada otro martes a las 8:00 p.m. CST (Estados Unidos).

In order to reach another large portion of the diabetes community, DSMA Live also includes ‘Rents Talk – a parents’ version of our radio program designed to reach parents of children with diabetes and parents with diabetes, not only in America, but around the world. Listen on BlogTalkRadio every other Monday at 9:00 pm EST (US).

Find out more about the radio shows and listen to recent episodes of all shows here.