February 2020, ISSUE 136
Dear DiabetesSister,

At DiabetesSisters, we take February very seriously. After all, it's a month focused on love and matters of the heart. As women with diabetes, we are faced with challenges to our cardiovascular system, and because of this, we have compiled articles and resources to help us stay heart healthy. I hope you will read through and continue to empower yourselves to live healthily. And please, follow us on February 7th as we celebrate National Wear Red Day®and showcase our community wearing red for heart health!

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Polz to Chair of our Board of Directors, and to welcome new Directors Barbara Eichorst, MS, RD, CDE, and Heather Walker, Ph.D.

Mary has been living with diabetes for more than six decades and has seen many changes when it comes to diabetes management. One important thing she has learned is that she must continuously advocate for herself.

Learn all about diabetes and heart health in these informative articles from our Experts.
Living with diabetes puts you at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This downloadable resource includes questions you can discuss with your doctor to learn how to reduce that risk.

Terri H, one of our newest PODS Leaders, shares what she learned and recalls the connections she made as a first-time attendee at Leadership Institute in this month's PODS Leader Reflections.

What are the top things that women with diabetes need to know about cardiovascular disease? Our Heart Health brochure has the answers. It is available for download, in both English and Spanish, from our Library.

VASCEPA is now FDA approved, along with certain medicines (statins), to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain types of heart issues requiring hospitalization in adults with heart (cardiovascular) disease, or diabetes, and two or more additional risk factors for heart disease.

*Amarin is a DiabetesSisters 2020 National Strategic Partner. DiabetesSisters shares information they provide that is useful to our community; however, the relationship does not influence the decisions or opinions of DiabetesSisters, its governing board, or staff.
Diabetes educators do so much more than educate. That’s why the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has reimagined how they refer to the specialty and association, to ensure a brighter future for those affected by diabetes, prediabetes, and other cardiometabolic conditions. AADE is now the Association for Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)!

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