March Line-up for DSMA Live Programs

Can’t make it to the our twitter chat? Listen to DSMA Live Thursdays at 9pm ET, DSMA en Vivo every other Tuesday at 9 PM ET and DSMA Live ‘Rents every other Monday at 9 PM ET.

Upcoming shows:

3/4:  DSMA en Vivo  (Spanish) featuring Adriana Mendez, T1D and fan of extreme fitness

3/6 :  DSMA Live featuring our co-host,  Scott, George and Cherise

3/10:  DSMA Live ‘Rents featuring Tim Brand, parent of children with diabetes and blogger.

3/13: DSMA Live featuring Kelley Crumpler, T1D, nurse, CDE  and blogger.

3/18: DSMA en Vivo (Spanish)  featuring our co-host , Mila, Bea and Christina.

3/20:  DSMA Live featuring Asha Brown, Founder of We are Diabetes, T1D, diabulimia and diabetes advocate

3/24:  DSMA Live ‘Rents (Parents) featuring Sherry Roberts, parent of a child with diabetes and advocate on March 24th at 9 PM ET.

3/27: DSMA Live featuring Robin Wagner, DVM, PhD, T2D and insulin pumper.

DSMA Live, DSMA en Vivo and DSMA Live ‘Rents archive and upcoming shows can be found here:

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About DSMA Live Programs

DSMA Live: Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. United States Eastern Time, visit BlogTalkRadio to hear DSMA founder Cherise Shockley (LADA), co-host Scott K. Johnson (PWD type 1), and George Simmons (PWD type 1). 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.

DSMA en Vivo: En un esfuerzo por compartir la misión de DSMA con toda la comunidad, hemos decidido ofrecer una versión en español de nuestro programa de radio para llegar a oyentes de habla hispana, no sólo en Estados unidos, sino alrededor del mundo. Tendremos invitados y discutiremos temas de interés para todas las personas con diabetes y sus familias/amigos. Escuche a Beatriz Domínguez y Christina Rodríguez cada otro martes a las 9:00 p.m. EST en Blog Talk Radio.

DSMA Live: Parent (‘Rents) Talk: In an effort to share the mission of DSMA with the community, we decided to offer a parents version of our radio program to reach the parents of children with diabetes and parents with diabetes, not only in America, but around the world. Listen to ‘Rents Talk every other Monday at 9:00 pm EST.

Upcoming DSMA Live: ‘Rents | mySugr Junior

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Join Lorraine and Bennet ON JANUARY 13th at 9PM EST on Blog Talk Radio as they chat with the creators of mySugr Jr.


Managing day-to-day life with diabetes is a challenging task, especially for the little ones. mySugr Junior is a smart logbooking app that helps children, who still need their parents’ support to master this great challenge day by day.

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mySugr Junior not only makes it possible for our little ones to be more independent in their care-free day-to-day life, but it also teaches them in a playful way how to deal with their diabetes.

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Our live listeners will be eligible for a giveaway sponsored by Lilly Diabetes and Disney.

Afterthoughts DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Charlie Kimball

Charlie KimballCharlie Kimball was nice enough to share some time with us during November. Please tune in and hear about the team that supports him, the inside scoop on how the manages diabetes while on the track, some inspirational anecdotes and more!

Charlie Kimball, open-wheel race car driver with the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing in the IZOD IndyCar series. Just off his his third INDYCAR season, Kimball, driver of the No. 83 Honda, is the first and only licensed driver with diabetes in the history of INDYCAR to win a race.

He also is the first driver with diabetes to qualify for, complete and lead laps at the famed Indianapolis 500! In 2012, Kimball achieved six top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish in Toronto.

Off the track, Kimball is committed to raising the awareness of people living with diabetes and is a popular speaker on the topic.

To keep up with Charlie both on and off the track, follow him on Twitter at @racewithinsulin or at


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Afterthoughts DSMA Live: ‘Rents | The Jerry the Bear Family

Last night Hannah and Aaron, Co-Founders of Sproutel and creators of Jerry the Bear, were our guests on DSMA Live: ‘Rents. Please tune in to learn more about their passion, Jerry’s story and how he’s making a meaningful difference in children’s lives. We also talk about what’s to come for both Jerry and other Sproutel initiatives!

At Sproutel we create interactive learning games for children with a chronic illness. Our first product, Jerry the Bear, helps kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes master their medical procedures – from monitoring blood glucose levels to maintaing a healthy diet. We call Jerry an empathetic robot because he forms a bond with children that helps them to learn and cope with their disease. Jerry’s aim is ultimately to improve medical outcomes for these kids and enable them to live long and healthy lives. To see Jerry in the hands of kids, check out our video here.
Hannah is a maker and a doodler. She loves to take an idea to an actual product/system that is intuitive and simple. She is also passionate about inventing an educational model that fosters creativity using design and technology. Hannah is currently co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sproutel. Hannah was named one of Inc Magazine’s “Top 15 Women to Watch in Tech” in 2012 and spoken numerous conferences including IFTF, A Better World by Design, and Women@TheFrontier by Singularity University and NASA, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. 
Aaron is a maker; from sculptures to business, he is fascinated with the process of taking an idea from concept to reality. He is passionate about creating physical computing interfaces that change the way in which we interact with technology. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Sproutel. Aaron has shared his expertise in robotics and entrepreneurship through speaking at numerous conferences including CUSP, TEDxProvidence, IFTF, A Better World by Design, and MakerFaire NYC.
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Afterthoughts DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Jewels of She Sugar

JewelsThis week Jewels Doskicz joined Bennet and me on DSMA Live: ‘Rents. Jewels is a Registered Nurse, health consultant, freelance health writer, and creator of where she writes about healthy living with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Special interests of Jewels’ are in autoimmune disease, social media and healthcare. She and her daughter both live healthfully with Type 1 diabetes.

We hope you will listen in and hear how Jewels and her daughter approach diabetes in both their attitudes and the technologies they use, and what they hope to see in the future. Let us know which quote from the show you like most – Bennet and I have differing opinions! 🙂

For more from Jewels, check out She Sugar.

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