Diabetes Out Loud Podcast

Diabetes Out Loud is a podcast of candid discussions on life experiences, peer support, news and events relating to diabetes. Hosted by a team of people living with or caring for people with diabetes, Diabetes Out Loud seeks to empower others through thoughtful and honest conversation. Diabetes Out Loud is a program of the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF).
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May 25, 2016

Bennet and Lorraine talk about an article published at A Sweet Life entitled "The People who 'Get' Diabetes." The article addresses the understanding and empathy that many encounter when a family has a diabetes diagnosis. Bennet and Lorraine share their own experiences with emphasis on a school setting and how they've approached people with varying degrees of empathy. 

They also share highlights from the recent Dexcom and Insulet investor calls with mention of an FDA Advisory Panel Meeting on July 2on to address a CGM dosing claim. More on that at diaTribe.

We'll publish an Encore episode of our Safe At School conversation with ADA's Crystal Crismond Woodward (formerly Chrystal Jackson) soon, but if you can't wait, you can listen in on Blog Talk Radio.

Thanks for listening in! Please feel welcome to leave us feedback for what you'd like to hear in future shows!

- Lorraine and Bennet

May 18, 2016

Originally aired in May of 2013, this is an Encore Episode for Diabetes Out Loud, formerly DSMA Live: 'Rents. For more information on Riding On Inulin, visit



Mar 18, 2016

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. 



Mar 11, 2016

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. 

They 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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Mar 11, 2016

This is a repost of Ep 001 to allow full inclusion of all Diabetes Out Loud podcasts in our iTunes feed

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.

Mar 1, 2016

Lorraine and Bennet are both parents of children with diabetes. Like 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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Jan 23, 2016
My 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!  
Jan 23, 2016

Caleb joins host Lorraine as this week's guest. Caleb is the subject of Lorraine's blog,, where she writes about their experiences with diabetes.

Caleb is 12 and has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was three. He talks about the tools he uses to manage his diabetes, including OmniPod and Dexcom G5, and how it's changed over the past 9 years. He shares things he doesn't like about diabetes and whether he thinks any good has come from it.