Mike Lawson and Mariana Gomez Talk Live about the American Association of Diabetes Educators Conference 2016. TuDiabetes Talks! 5pm PT


Join us HERE at the time and date of the event

So what’s all the buzz about this wonderful Annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference each year? We are going to spend the hour sharing what #AADE is, who attends AADE, the mission and vision, what the big shares and take aways were for 2016 and of course…how Diabetes Hands Foundation is involved and some of the great community partners and friends we made!

Join as live Wednesday August 17th! 5pm PT

Episode 30: Find (Y)Our Voice

We revisit the keynote from MasterLab 2015 in this episode. Based on 25+ years of professional and personal experience, Tom Boyer shares his perspective on how to find our individual and collective voice as diabetes patient advocates.

MasterLab 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th in Orlando, FL. To find out more about  the conference and available diabetes patient advocate scholarships visit: http://diabetesadvocates.org/masterlab-2016/. 


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Live Interview with Jonathan G. Ownby, MD and Trip Stoner Georgia T1 Day at the Capital

Type 1 Awareness Day at the Georgia Capital!
Our own TuDiabetes.org member Trip Stoner will recount her story about getting this project up and running.

She couldn’t have done it without her fantastic endocrinologist Jonathan G. Ownby, MD. Dr. Ownby joined Atlanta Diabetes Associates in 2012. He is a Tennessee native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lee University. He graduated medical school from the University of Tennessee and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

He then moved to Atlanta and completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Ownby practices general Endocrinology and is involved in diabetes research.

Join Dr. Ownby, Trip, Scott Johnson and Rick Phillips for an insider’s look into getting a project like this off the ground.

Episode 28: Diabetes at SXSW

Diabetes made an appearance at the SXSW Interactive Festival last week in a panel called “Smashing ‘One Size Fits All’ Diabetes Care At Last.” Scott Johnson shares his thoughts about and reflections on being part of this panel. Also on the panel were Dr. Justin Wright of Lilly, Kelly Close of the diaTribe Foundation, and Manny Hernandez of Livongo Health.

Medical technology, also referred to as medtech, promises to make massive amounts of data available to the individual about his or her state of health. It might even enable individualized management of chronic conditions like diabetes, moving us away from a one-size-fits-all approach. This is the starting point for this episode where Scott and Corinna touch on the promise of more real-time health data, data overwhelm, the need for training to understand the data, CGMs, patient access, putting people first, and more.

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Episode 25: Spare a Rose, Save a Child

In this special episode Corinna Cornejo speaks with Scott Johnson about the genesis of Spare a Rose, Save a Child.

You may know Scott as the US Communications Lead for MySugr or from his Scott’s Diabetes blog. He’s also a founding member of Partnering for Diabetes Change (also known as P4DC), the organization behind this annual fundraising campaign that supports the International Diabetes Federation‘s Life of a Child program.

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day Spare A Rose, Save A Child asks you to consider giving your sweetheart one less rose and donating the cost of that bloom to the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign. By donating US$5 you will keep a child with diabetes in the developing world alive by supporting the International Diabetes Federation’s Life of a Child program. Commit to a recurring monthly donation of US$5 and you will keep a child alive for the whole year.

Go to www.SpareARose.org/give to donate via PayPal.

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Episode 21: #dPodcastWeek

In this episode Corinna Cornejo speaks with Mike Hoskins about the upcoming #dPodcastWeek. Mike is the associate editor of Diabetes Mine and lives with Type 1. He’s written about the resurgence of podcasting in the DOC

Conceived by Stacey Simms, #dPodcastWeek will take place during the week of February 1, 2016. Diabetes podcasters will team up and spread the word about the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Spare a Rose asks people to buy one less rose for Valentine’s Day and make a donation to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program which provides insulin and supplies to children living with diabetes in the developing world.

If you are a diabetes podcaster who would like to participate in #dPodcastWeek send a message to DPodcastWeek@gmail.com. The deadline is Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

If you are a listener wanting to find out which diabetes podcasts are participating, keep an eye on #DPodcastWeek and look for announcements at Stacey Simms’ blog.

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Episode 20: Words Matter in Diabetes

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Stephen Shaul (you may know his blog happy-medium.net or his Diabetes by the Numbers podcast) discuss how the words we use have an impact on the lives of people living with diabetes.

Emily Coles interviewed Jane K. Dickinson, a nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 40 years. In 1993 Jane gave her first talk on the importance of considering language when working with people who have diabetes, and she has been interested in the impact that words have on our diabetes experiences ever since. Jane oversees the (online) Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management Program at Teachers College Columbia University (www.tc.edu/diabetes) and incorporates discussions on using patient-centered and strengths-based language into each of the courses she teaches. Jane also provides diabetes education to patients, families, and health care professionals in northwest Colorado.

In March 2015 Jane began researching the effect of words on diabetes. In this live interview Jane will share the results of the focus groups she conducted, including the virtual focus group that was held here on tudiabetes. Jane’s own experience with words and diabetes, as well as her research  findings, have prepared her to work with diabetes professionals and patients alike. Jane’s goal is to help people adopt more empowering words when speaking or writing about diabetes and those who live with it.

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Episode 18: Re-branding Diabetes

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Heather Gabel discuss the second in a series of LIVE Interviews with Dr. Susan Guzman, PhD.

In her last interview on TuDiabetes Susan discussed the shame and blame that people with type 2 diabetes often face, as a result of widespread misunderstanding about what causes this condition, and what it really is.  This week’s discussion will continue that conversation, but move into ideas about how to change the general public concept of type 2 diabetes from one molded by misunderstanding, misinformation and stereotyping into one of compassion, understanding and admiration for the millions of people working hard to thrive with type 2 diabetes.

Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming emotional challenges that interfere with management, family issues, and promoting attitudes that support living well with diabetes, from diagnosis throughout life. Dr. Guzman integrates empathy, acceptance and practical guidance to help people better utilize their strengths in living life with diabetes.

In 2003, Dr. Guzman co-founded the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first non-profit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes. At BDI, she has served as the Director of Clinical/Educational Services developing and leading programs for people with diabetes and their families. She developed and led many of BDI’s clinical programs, including “Defeating the Depression/Diabetes Connection” (an intensive, multi-week series), the “Just for Parent’s Program” and “Living Well with Complications” workshop. She also held programs for women with type 1 diabetes, spouses/partners, men with diabetes, and other specialized psycho-educational programs for those with diabetes.

Dr. Guzman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1998. She specialized in diabetes following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego where she served as the psychological liaison to Scripps Health’s Diabetes Advisory Committee.

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Episode 16: Type 2 Blame & Shame with Susan Guzman

Have you ever felt blamed for your diabetes? Embarrassed to tell people you have diabetes? Do you feel that on some level having diabetes is your fault? In this episode, Corinna Cornejo and guest co-host Melissa Lee of Diabetes Hands Foundation will discuss the shame and blame that so many people with type 2 diabetes feel, diabetes awareness month initiatives, and then listen to what Dr. Susan Guzman and Emily Coles tell us about what we can do to combat it. Join us!

Make a donation to Diabetes Hands Foundation by going to: https://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/donate

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Episode 11: Completing Our Mission

This week Mike and Corinna talk about “Completing Our Mission” and play a talk Emily Coles, Head of Communities at Diabetes Hands Foundation gave at #MasterLab last July.

Emily was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 3 and has a background in public health and holds degrees in Biology and Epidemiology. She is committed to outreach and actively fundraises for causes related to AIDS, women’s health, and diabetes, having recently ridden her bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the AIDS Lifecycle ride to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS.

#MasterLab is a day of advocacy held in conjunction with CWD’s Friend For Life conference in Orlando, Florida every summer. If you’re interested in joining us next summer visit: http://www.diabetesadvocates.org/MasterLab

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#MasterLab 2015 – Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu

The closing keynote for #MasterLab 2015 was done by Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu. He is the former Vice President for Global Professional Education and Strategic Relations for Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Solutions Companies and former Worldwide Chairman of the J&J Diabetes Institutes, a global initiative to provide awareness and training in state-of-the-art science, information, and technology relevant to diabetes prevention, awareness, diagnosis, and treatment. Since its inception, JJDI has provided training and education to over 10,000 health care professionals world-wide to help improve the care and the health of people with diabetes. Dr. Moritsugu served as a career officer in the United States Public Health Service for 37 years, served as Deputy Surgeon General from 1998 to 2007, and twice held the office of our nation’s doctor, serving in 2002 and 2006 as acting Surgeon General of the United States. He’s a devoted husband and father, a person with diabetes, and an active participant in the nonprofit space, serving on the Board of Diabetes Hands Foundation and as chair of the Board of Children With Diabetes.

#MasterLab is a day of advocacy held in conjunction with CWD’s Friend For Life conference in Orlando, Florida every summer. If you’re interested in joining us next summer visit: http://www.diabetesadvocates.org/MasterLab