July 2020, ISSUE 141
Dear DiabetesSister,

Summer is the time we gather with our diabetes colleagues, meet with industry partners and attend various diabetes-related conferences. This year is no different, except we have switched to online platforms. Last month, I attended the ADA Scientific Sessions (read highlights from diaTribe and Diabetes Mine), where I presented the research gathered from our community on fasting practices, learned about new treatments for diabetes, and even participated in networking sessions. Later this month, our staff will join others at the annual CWD Friends for Life conference, followed by the ADCES Annual Meeting in August.

It's hard to believe it's the beginning of July already and we have been sheltering in place for over three months. Despite this uncertain time, we continue to move forward - both as people with diabetes and here at DiabetesSisters.

We have recently put together a series of videos for our community through our Minority Initiative Program (please check out the first two below). These 30-minute videos share tips and tricks for healthy eating, exercises to do at home, and ways to keep our minds healthy, all while living with diabetes. We will be releasing new videos over the next few months, so be sure to follow us on social media to view them.

I am grateful for this somewhat sense of normalcy during this time. Each morning, I repeat a mantra: "I'm going to make lemonade out of lemons."

Until next month, please stay safe and healthy. Make lemonade.

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
We have officially moved our Minority Initiative Program online due to COVID-19. Check out our first two videos in the series:

This month, our Experts bring you tips for travel, advice for diabetes burnout, and share their struggles and wishes.

Nikki was training for her first half marathon at age 42 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She was shocked when her PCP told her to stop her workouts until she could see her new endo. She shares how she learned to balance workouts and diabetes.

Last month, Drs. Rachel Bond and Frank Lavernia shared valuable information on diabetes, cardiovascular health, and COVID-19.

* We thank PriMed for their collaboration and Novo Nordisk for supporting this project.
At our last Leadership Institute, Diane was inspired to think outside the box. She went home driven to put extra effort into planning her monthly PODS Meetups and wrote personalized emails to each of her PODS members.

Black women are 2 - 4 times more likely than White women to have diabetes. Get the important facts women of color need to know about diabetes in our new resource. It is available in both English and Spanish in our online Library.

Did you know you can now support DiabetesSisters using the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones?
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Our in-person PODS Meetups are currently suspended. Many of our groups, including those listed below, are staying connected by holding online or conference call meetings.
** We are grateful to Jazz Pharmaceutical for sponsoring our Zoom PODS platform.

Denver, CO
July 1, 12:00 pm

Jacksonville, FL
July 1, 7:00 pm

Reno (Daytime), NV
July 2, 10:00 am

Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, CA
July 6, 6:30 pm

South Riding/Chantilly, VA
July 6, 7:00 pm

St. Augustine, FL
July 6, 7:00 pm

Princeton, NJ
July 8, 7:00 pm
Clifton Park, NY
July 11, 10:00 am

Greater Phoenix, AZ
July 12, 3:00 pm

Davie, FL
July 15, 6:00 pm

Bridgewater, NJ
July 15, 7:00 pm

Reno (Daytime), NV
July 16, 10:00 am

Richmond, VA
July 16, 7:00 pm

Old Bridge, NJ
July 17, 10:30 am
Reno, NV
July 21, 6:30 pm

South Shore/Braintree, MA
July 21, 7:00 pm

Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
July 22, 7:00 pm

Pittsboro, NC
July 23, 2:00 pm

Seattle, WA
July 26, 2:00 pm

Reno (Daytime), NV
July 30, 10:00 am

Boston (Metrowest), MA
July 30, 7:00 pm