October 2019, ISSUE 132
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Dear DiabetesSister,

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to greet many of our PODS Leaders at our annual Leadership Institute. Spending the weekend with them, learning and growing, left me inspired as both a woman living with diabetes and also as a leader in the diabetes community. Read more about the weekend here.

As Fall begins to change in our surrounding areas, I urge you to delve into your personal landscape. What motivates you to live your best life with diabetes? Share your thoughts with us on our social channels! And enjoy this month's newsletter, full of great information!

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
This month our Experts have great advice on diabetes medications, and ideas and tips on advocacy.
DiabetesSisters hosted two community events last month. Healthy Living, Healthy Eating for Latinas/Hispanic Women with Diabetes or Prediabetes welcomed our first attendees in the Bronx. Later in the month, we were back in Chicago dancing for our Heart Health at Hip Hop Fit with Gene Hicks.

On our Between the Lines page this month, Sarah shares her struggle to navigate the health insurance landscape after a job change. Then Keena looks back on what does (and doesn't) help her manage diabetes through the holiday season.

Navigating the health insurance system can be one of the most stressful experiences that American adults face every year. Our Choosing The Right Healthcare Plan toolkit can help explain the different types of plans and assist in determining which option fits best with your needs. #AccessMatters

Our small but strong Greater Philadelphia PODS group was saved when member Tara agreed to lead after their first leader stepped down. Today the group loves discussing everything diabetes in their Meetups. Learn more about them in this month's PODS Spotlight!

Would you like to learn more about DiabetesSisters? You can find information about the various programs we offer in our Aunemos Esfuerzos brochure. Download it, in both Spanish and English, from our Library.

It can be hard to determine which diabetes devices will work best for you, and access can be an issue as well. If you need help, check out DiabetesWise, an initiative from Stanford University School of Medicine and people living with diabetes, for resources and guides that can help.

Participate in a research study conducted by the University of Utah to understand the stress and coping processes of adults with type 1 diabetes during early parenthood. You are eligible for this brief survey if you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least one year, and have at least one young child (i.e., infant to preschool age) living at home. Contact Eunjin Lee Tracy (385-245-4212 or  eunjin.lee@psych.utah.edu ) with questions.

Apex/Cary, NC
October 2, 6:00pm

Arlington, VA
October 2, 7:00pm

Marion, OH
October 3, 3:30pm

Soddy-Dais y, TN
October 3, 4:30pm

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

Rochester, NY (Westside)
October 7, 6:00pm

Ventura County/West San Fernando Valley, CA
October 7, 6:30pm

South Riding /
Chantilly, VA
October 7, 7:00pm

Jacksonville, FL
October 9, 7:00pm

Durham, NC
October 10, 5:30pm
Clifton Park, NY
October 12, 10:00am

Austin, TX
October 12, 10:30am

Columbus, OH
October 12, 12:30pm

Richmond, VA (West End)
October 13, 1:00pm

Providence, RI
October 14, 7:00pm

Greater Philadelphia, PA
October 14, 7:00pm

Rochester, NY
October 15, 6:00pm

Reno, NV
October 15, 6:30pm

Sebastian, FL
October 16, 6:30pm

Bridgewater, NJ
October 16, 7:00pm
Princeton, NJ
October 16, 7:00pm

Chesapeake, VA
October 17, 6:30pm

Richmond, VA (Chesterfield)
October 17, 7:00pm

Virtual / Online
October 17, 8:00pm EST

Old Bridge, NJ
October 18, 10:00am

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN
October 19, 10:30am

Boston /
South Shore, MA
October 23, 7:00pm

Reno, NV (Daytime)
October 24, 10:00am

Hampton / Clinton, NJ
October 28, 7:00pm