December 2019, ISSUE 134
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Dear DiabetesSister,

First and foremost, we are thankful for those who made contributions to DiabetesSisters on #GivingTuesday. Your support is invaluable and allows us to share our programs and services to women living with diabetes. If you still wish to support DiabetesSisters, you may do so HERE or designate us as a beneficiary through the AmazonSmile program.

December is here, and as we wind down the year, we are proud to share a recap of our 2019 Minority Initiative Program. Give it a read and also check out our collection of lower carbohydrate holiday dishes from some of our favorite food and nutrition bloggers.

At DiabetesSisters, it's been a satisfying year working with our community. I wish you a joyous holiday season with those you hold dear and look forward to a fantastic 2020.

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
In 2019 our Minority Initiative Program expanded in size and scope, bringing free educational programs to African American, Hispanic, and South Asian communities living with or at risk of developing diabetes. Learn more in our 2019 Minority Initiative Program recap.

We are exploring Diabetes and Motherhood this month on our Between the Lines page. Nicole recalls her early decision never to become a mother and discusses what changed her mind. And Anna shares the challenges of balancing the demands of motherhood and diabetes simultaneously.

Learn about prediabetes, the #LanguageMatters movement, and tips to handle the holidays in our latest Expert Articles.
Our PODS Meetup groups in Austin, TX, and Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN, were recently highlighted by AADE / ADCES In Practice. Finding In-Person Peer Support From Part of DiabetesSisters (PODS) Meetup Program discusses the importance of peer support to help with the daily challenges of living with diabetes.

We asked some of our favorite food and nutrition bloggers what lower carbohydrate holiday dishes are on their table this season. Check out their favorite recipes for appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that are big on taste while packing fewer carbohydrates.

Women living with diabetes are more likely to develop eating disorders than their peers without diabetes. Our brochure discusses the different types of eating disorders and how you can get help. Download it, in both Spanish and English, from our Library.

The Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is now part of the Walgreens Find Care platform.

*Dexcom is a DiabetesSisters 2019 National Strategic Partner.
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