March 2020, ISSUE 137
Dear DiabetesSister,

Although it is still quite cold here in Chicagoland, I'm happy that March has arrived, bringing along the first signs of Spring. Days are slowly showing more hours of daylight and temperatures are slightly warming up.

March is also National Kidney Month, and living with diabetes brings challenges to our kidney health. This newsletter has articles and resources to help us do all we can to protect our kidneys. Give it a read and share it with others who could benefit from the information.

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
Last January, Anne D was the recipient of a kidney transplant; her son Josh was the donor. Read her story of managing type 2 diabetes along with kidney disease and heart disease on our Between the Lines page.

Our Experts discuss Kidney Health this month, with information on kidney disease basics and advice to help you keep your kidneys healthy!
Joyce has been co-leading our Reno PODS group for over five years. Attending Leadership Institute last fall gave her new ideas for growing her PODS Meetup group and helped refresh her facilitation skills.

The nurses and pharmacists at the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center are there for one reason: helping people. Call 833-808-1234 to speak with someone who may be able to help you reduce the amount you pay for Lilly insulin. The Solution Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

*Lilly is a DiabetesSisters 2020 National Strategic Partner.
Did you know that adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, or both are more likely to develop kidney disease? Find out more about your risk and learn ways you can protect your kidneys in our Kidney Health Brochure. It is available for download, in both English and Spanish, from our Library.

33% of American adults are at risk for kidney disease, and most don't know it. Does that include you? Take this one-minute quiz from the National Kidney Foundation to find out if you are at risk.

Did you know there are many ways you can support DiabetesSisters? Join us in celebrating International Women's Day on 3/8! Post a selfie, tag @diabetessisters, and use our #DSIWD2020 hashtag. Let's honor women's achievements together.
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