September 2019, ISSUE 131
Sponsored By:
Dear DiabetesSister,

Last month, I attended #AADE19 (see photos in the link down-thread!), sharing space with some of the greatest minds in diabetes care. Educators, clinicians, and patient advocates gathered in Houston to discuss the best ways to live with diabetes, the latest technology, and research that can change the way we manage diabetes.

DiabetesSisters was well-represented in the Exhibit Hall, with staff and volunteers representing the organization for three days to over 3,500 attendees. Our days in Houston were filled with conversations on the value of peer support communities, and how we can work together with clinicians to have our voices heard. Each year, I am amazed at the commitment of the American Association of Diabetes Educators in building the relationship between providers and peer support communities.

This month's newsletter continues this line of thinking, focusing on peer support and its value in our lives. Enjoy!

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
26 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
Online communities and in-person gatherings can help those with diabetes thrive. This poster from our library discusses how in-person events such as Weekend for Women and The Diabetes UnConference empower people with living with diabetes through peer support.

This month we are highlighting stories of peer support on our Between the Line page. Melissa L shares why community is THE non-negotiable tool for her. And Karen G discusses how peer support turned her into an educated and empowered PWD.

Our Experts are back with informative articles on dyslipidemia, cultural diversity, peer support, and CGMs.

DiabetesSisters was pleased to exhibit at the 2019 American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference on August 9 - 11 in Houston, Texas. We've put together a collection of photos for you to enjoy!

We are on the road again, heading to the Johnston, SC/Augusta, GA area to visit PODS Leader Daphene Kimball. Learn why she is our "roving PODS Leader" and how she brings information to her community in ways that work best for her area.

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

Join us for our next Facebook Live Event, in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation.

September 4th, 1:00 pm EST
September 5th, 5:00 pm
Montefiore Community Health Programs, Bronx, NY

September 13th, 6:45 pm
10204 Werch Dr. #305, Woodridge, IL
with Hip Hop Fit with Gene Hicks
Insulet has launched a new microsite, Advocacy for Access, with a focus on educating, empowering, and mobilizing the diabetes community to drive affordable access to medical devices and medications.

*Insuletis a DiabetesSisters 2019 National Strategic Partner.
South Riding /
Chantilly, VA
September 3, 7:00pm

Apex / Cary, NC
September 4, 6:00pm

Marion, OH
September 5, 3:30pm

Soddy-Dais y, TN
September 5, 4:30pm

Chattanooga, TN
September 5, 6:30pm

Richmond, VA (West End)
September 8, 1:00pm

Rochester, NY (Westside)
September 9, 6:00pm

St. Augustine, FL
September 9, 6:00pm

Ventura County/West San Fernando Valley, CA
September 9, 6:30pm
Providence, RI
September 9, 7:00pm

Greater Philadelphia, PA
September 9, 7:00pm

Jacksonville, FL
September11, 7:00pm

Princeton, NJ
September11, 7:00pm

Durham, NC
September 12, 5:30pm

Clifton Park, NY
September 14, 10:00am

Austin, TX
September 14, 10:30am

Rochester, NY
September 17, 6:00pm

Reno, NV
September 17, 6:30pm
Sebastian, FL
September 18, 6:30pm

Boston /
South Shore, MA
September 18, 7:00pm

Bridgewater, NJ
September 18, 7:00pm

Chesapeake, VA
September 19, 6:30pm

Richmond, VA (Chesterfield)
September 19, 7:00pm

Old Bridge, NJ
September 20, 10:00am

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN
September 21, 10:30am

Hampton / Clinton, NJ
September 23, 7:00pm

Reno, NV (Daytime)
September 26, 10:00am