JULY 2021, ISSUE 153
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Dear DiabetesSister,

As we move into our first full month of summer, I hope you are taking advantage of the warm, sunny days and delicious produce that is growing and are continuing to stay healthy.

At DiabetesSisters, we have been participating in many virtual conferences, including the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions last month. I am always amazed at the work and research shared at this meeting, including how the physical health of people with diabetes can be affected by psychosocial factors, including peer support, use of technology, and health disparities. If you are interested in a summary of the meeting, be sure to check out diaTribe's recaps from day 1 and from days 2 and 3.

As always, this month's newsletter is full of great information provided by our expert partners. And for more connections, head on over to our social media channels and follow us @diabetessisters for more interaction.

In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS, CEO
27 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
Marina Chaparro, RDN, CDCES, MPH, discusses how pregnancy is different in those with type 2 diabetes and how it affects the baby in an excerpt from her book Pregnancy & Diabetes.

Our Experts focus on topics relevant exclusively to women this month. Read on for advice on PCOS, menopause, pregnancy, and self-care.
When Ali was diagnosed with diabetes as an adult, she questioned if it would impact the dream she and her husband shared of starting a family. She discusses her pregnancy journey on our Between the Lines page.

This month, we're putting Ladies First, even more than we usually do. So we've gathered trusted resources that deal with topics of concern for women with diabetes.

Aprenda 8 Pasos Para Un Embarazo Saludable Con Diabetes Tipo 1 en nuestro recurso descargable, disponible en español e inglés en nuestra biblioteca Creado con el apoyo de JDRF

The Myabetic Diabetes Art Show is a virtual gallery event airing exclusively on Myabetic Diabetes TV on July 17th at 5PM Pacific Time. Hosted by Michelle Hale, this event will spotlight 16 talented artists from around the world who express their unique experiences and emotions of living with diabetes through art.

What is time-in-range and what do people with diabetes need to know about it? Take a closer look at time-in-range in a guest post by Jami Klein, RN, BSN, CDCES, Clinical Education - Dexcom.

*Dexcom is a DiabetesSisters 2021 National Strategic Partner.
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.

Ventura /San Fernando, CA
July 5, 6:30 pm

Greater DC
July 5, 7:00 pm

Durham, NC
July 8, 5:30 pm

Clifton Park, NY
July 10, 10:00 am

Greater Phoenix, AZ
July 10, 3:00 pm

Denver, CO
July 10, 5:00 pm
Providence / Braintree
July 12, 7:00pm

Princeton, NJ
July 14, 7:00 pm

Richmond, VA
July 15, 7:00 pm

Virtual / Online
July 15, 7:00 pm Eastern

Chesapeake 2, VA
July 17, 11:00 am

Reno, NV
July 20, 6:30 pm
Bridgewater, NJ
July 21, 7:00 pm

Reno (Daytime), NV
July 22, 10:00 am

Greater Ohio
July 22, 7:30 pm

Providence / Braintree
July 26, 7:00pm

Minneapolis / St. Paul
July 28, 6:30pm

Boston (Metrowest), MA
July 29, 7:00 pm