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MARCH 2024, ISSUE 185

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Fresh Start: Spring Cleaning Your Diabetes Management Plan

Embrace the spring season as a chance to rejuvenate your diabetes management plan, focusing on updating medical records, connecting with peers, revisiting goals, organizing supplies, evaluating your diet, and decluttering your mind for improved health outcomes. Dive deeper into each step and discover how to optimize your diabetes care this spring by reading the full blog post.

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"Love Across All Stages of Diabetes" Survey Highlights

Discover the pivotal role of women's support and connections in the diabetes community through our key findings. The full report will be released later this month. 

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Seasonal Superfoods: Spring Nutrition Guide for Women with Diabetes

Discover the vibrant array of spring superfoods in our Spring Nutrition Guide, specifically curated for women with diabetes, offering a variety of fruits and vegetables that can positively impact your diabetes management and overall well-being. Learn how to integrate these nutritious options into your diet by reading the full blog post for detailed benefits and recipe suggestions.

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Diabetes Alert Day

Empower yourself with knowledge on this #DiabetesAlertDay by participating in the ADA's complimentary 60-Second Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. Find out your risk level and take proactive steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Women's History Month Featured Post

Embracing Strength and Resilience: Personal Stories of Women Living with Diabetes

This Women's History Month, we spotlight the voices of women who navigate the complexities of living with diabetes, sharing their experiences to illuminate the varied tapestry of this condition.

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ICYMI: Kidney Month Highlight

March marks Kidney Month, and if you haven't had the chance to explore it yet, we've released an enlightening three-part series focused on Kidney Health. This series, sponsored by The BI-Lilly Alliance, features the expert insights of Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES, a renowned specialist in the field. Content is provided for information only; please consult with your healthcare provider before making changes to your diabetes management.

Expert Insights: How to Treat Kidney Disease

So, you have been told you have kidney disease….what now? If you have read the two previous articles, you know that it is possible to slow or stop the progression from getting worse. But how do we do that? Read an expert's take on what to do next to treat kidney disease.

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Understanding Kidney Disease: Insights into Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Tests

Discover the crucial role of your kidneys in maintaining overall health, learn about the silent nature of kidney disease, and understand the importance of regular screening tests to prevent its progression—take charge of your health by learning more and scheduling a test with your healthcare provider.

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The Link Between Diabetes and the Kidneys

Uncover the significant link between diabetes and kidney disease, and be empowered to collaborate with your healthcare team for effective prevention and management—learn more to safeguard your kidney health.

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Living with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure?

You could have kidney disease without even knowing it. It takes 2 – you and a healthcare professional – to detect kidney disease and take steps to help reduce serious complications.

Test Your Kidneys

Join us at the DiabetesSisters April Meetups to delve into the topic of "Coping with Diabetes Distress," addressing the emotional challenges that accompany diabetes management.

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DS Meetups provide a supportive space to explore and share experiences, learn effective coping strategies, and access valuable resources like the Diabetes Distress Assessment Systems. Whether you're looking to better understand your emotions or find practical tips for improving your daily diabetes care, our sessions are designed to empower and support you.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with a community that understands and navigates these challenges together—sign up for our meetups today and take a step toward enhancing your quality of life with diabetes.

Visit our Event Calendar to register.

Upcoming Virtual Sessions and Conferences

Diabetes Primetime: The Kidney Connection

Diabetes: What to Know with Ansley Dalbo

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 8 pm ET

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Medications: Managing and Lowering Risk for CVD, Stroke, and Kidney Disease

Know Diabetes by Heart: Ask the Experts

American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT/ 11 am PT

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Disparities in Diabetes

DPAC Brown Bag Series

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 1 pm ET

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DiabetesSisters Expert Series: Kidney Health

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12 pm ET

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