April 2019, ISSUE 126
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Dear DiabetesSister,

I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket, but the sunshine in the Chicago area tells me Spring is trying to make its way into our lives. I hope wherever you are, you are also enjoying the onset of a new season and the joy of longer days.

This month, our newsletter delivers information and updates. Take a read - enjoy!

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
25 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
This month in our Between the Lines series, Stacey D shares the challenges of being diagnosed with retinopathy. Read her story, along with stories from more women navigating life with diabetes, on our Between the Lines page.

Let's head off to the Greater Portland, OR area to visit Helena and her PODS group. Members love that their Meetups help them stay centered and provide diabetes accountability.

This month, our experts discuss choices for contraceptive therapies and give guidance on dealing with complications.

Ask our RD: It Is Complicated

Are you interested in learning about pancreas transplantation options and outcomes? Check out this article from Tambi Jarmi, M.D., a nephrologist at the Gary and Dianne McCalla Center for Transplantation and Regenerative Care at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

If you've ever tried to refill a prescription and were told your insurance no longer covers that medication, you have experienced non-medical switching. The good news is that you can appeal. Our Non-Medical Switching toolkit can help guide you.

DiabetesSisters and Hip Hop Fit with Gene Hicks are pleased to have partnered again to host Conversations on Healthy Eating. Held on March 9th in the Chicago area, the evening included a discussion on nutrition and healthy eating, plus a bonus hip hop fit workout.

If you are a person living with diabetes, please help us to assess the fasting practices of the diabetes community. Results will be shared at the 2019 American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.

Diabetes is more prevalent among African-American women than among other ethnic groups. Women of color can be diagnosed with all types of diabetes. Get the facts in our brochure, 5 Things African-American Women with Diabetes Need to Know. Available in Spanish from our Educational Library.

The Diabetes Empowerment Summit is back! Learn to cultivate and strengthen your mental and emotional relationship with diabetes through self-love and self-care practices in this FREE ONLINE diabetes conference!

Rochester, NY (Westside)
April 1, 6:00pm

St. Augustine, FL
April 1, 6:00pm

Ventura County/West San Fernando Valley, CA
April 1, 6:30pm

Apex/Cary NC
April 3, 6:00pm

Chattanooga, TN
April 4, 6:30pm

Columbus, OH
April 6, 11:00am

Long Island, NY
April 6, 1:30pm

Greater Philadelphia, PA
April8, 7:00pm

Portland, OR
April 9, 6:45pm
Jacksonville, FL
April 10, 7:00pm

Princeton, NJ
April 10, 7:00pm

Clifton Park, NY
April 13, 10:00am

Austin, TX
April 13, 10:30am

Williamsburg, VA
April 16, 5:30pm

Albany/Schenectady, NY
April 16, 6:15pm

Reno, NV
April 16, 6:30pm

Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
April 16, 6:30pm

Tampa/Clearwater, FL
April 17, 5:30pm
Denver, CO
April 17, 6:30pm

Sebastian, FL
April 17,6:30pm

Boston/South Shore, MA
April 17, 7:00pm

Chesapeake, VA
April 18, 6:30pm

Richmond, VA
April 18, 7:00pm

Virtual / Online
April 18, 8:00pm EST

Rochester, NY (CollegeTown/U of R)
April 23, 6:30pm

Bridgewater, NJ
April 24, 7:00pm