April 2017 eNewsletter

April 2017 eNewsletter

 
  
 April 2017 NEWSLETTER, ISSUE 102                          
 
 
Dear , 
  
Hello April! I hope this month's enewsletter finds you preparing for warmer weather and thinking of ways to go outside and get moving. 
 
This month, we focus our attention on diabetes and physical activity, bringing you an array of ways to learn more. On the 19th, we are offering another free Life Class Webinar, where Christel Oerum will talk about ways to manage blood sugar during exercise. Please register using the link below. We've also spoken to two female athletes from Team Novo Nordisk. Read their stories and become inspired by their accomplishments, despite living with diabetes. 
 
Our DiabetesSistersVoices research study is still accepting women to register to help with research initiatives. And if you have any exercise questions or resources, this is a perfect place to share!
 
If you'd like to learn more about our signature PODS Meetup Program, read the story below about our group in Denver, Colorado. These women have been meeting for years and incorporate education and support in innovative ways through formal meetings and outings.
 
We have officially opened registration for our 9th Weekend for Women Conference Series. Please mark your calendar for October 13-15, 2017, in Alexandria, VA, and register today as our open spots are filling up quickly and we are selling out our hotel block. Please click on the link to the right for more information, including agenda, hotel and registration information.


Until next month,
 
In Sisterhood,
  
  
Anna Norton, MS 
CEO
23 Triumphant (NOT Perfect!) Years THRIVING with Diabetes
 
 


LIFE CLASS WEBINAR: 
DIABETES AND PHYSICAL FITNESS 

Do you want to get a better understanding of how different types of exercise affect people living with diabetes and how to manage your blood sugars during and after exercise? In this session, you'll learn how to find your unique formula for exercising while balancing you blood sugars, setting you up for long term success. Exercise is a privilege we should all be able to enjoy, and with the right knowledge and tools, it can be done!
 
Diabetes and Physical Fitness
led by Christel Oerum, TheFitBlog.com
Wednesday, April 19, 4pm est
 
All who register will be entered to win a copy of The "I Hate to Exercise" Book for People with Diabetes.
 
 


RESOURCE GUIDE: DIABETES AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 
  
CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Source: American Diabetes Association
 


DIABETESSISTERS TO DRIVE RESEARCH INITIATIVES: PLEASE REGISTER TODAY
 
Along with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and TrustNetMD, we are gathering women's voices on questions, resources, and thoughts on relevant health topics for women and diabetes via a new website: DiabetesSistersVoices
We invite all women over the age of 18, living with all kinds of diabetes, to register to the site and begin conversations with other women on life with diabetes, share resources, and pose pressing questions about the future of healthcare as it relates to life with diabetes. These contributions will shape the future of research, to be published in a final report, and distributed to healthcare providers.

Your thoughts, questions, and resource sharing are integral to research on diabetes and women. Please register today at www.diabetessistersvoices.org.

 
Funding for this project was awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
 


PODS SPOTLIGHT: 
DIABETESSISTERS OF DENVER

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, ten women from DiabetesSisters of Denver attended the Empowering Patients for Individualized Care (EPIC) conference in Denver and held a PODS (Part of DiabetesSisters) Meetup after the conference. The day's focus included enhancing their current diabetes education and learning ways to apply it to themselves as well as other PODS members.

Denver PODS Meetup
Members of the Denver PODS Meetup Group

"Through our community of women in the PODS Meetup, I've learned about different treatment options and gained courage to try new things. My overall health has improved with the information and support I've received from my dSisters." - Erika Armani, PODS Leader
 
 


TEAM NOVO NORDISK: WOMEN ATHLETES LIVING WITH DIABETES

A few months ago, DiabetesSisters had the opportunity to meet cyclistsfrom Team Novo Nordisk, a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The team's mission is to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes. Two women on Team Novo Nordisk, Becky Furuta and Mandy Marquardt, sat down with us to share their stories about the sport, their motivations, and how diabetes fits into their lives.
 
"I was first diagnosed with diabetes while pregnant with my now nine-year-old daughter, about 20 weeks into my pregnancy. For me, the biggest success following my diagnosis was holding my healthy baby girl. I worked so hard while I was pregnant to ensure that she and I would be fine and I feel like focusing on my health now is really a continuation of that process." - Becky Furuta
 
 
"I experience the daily challenges of being a female - stress, hormones, body image and the list goes on. I also have doubts, and occasionally second guess myself. I ask myself , "Can I really do this?" But then I think about the resources I have: insulin, supplies, diabetes educators, my team - and I am lucky that I have the opportunities and resources to do what I love everyday." - Mandy Marquardt
 

 

 


 
DiabetesSisters helps to connect women living with diabetes through peer support, education, and advocacy that improves their health and quality of life.  We invite you to be part of expanding that network of sisterhood and strength by joining our new Sister Strength Monthly Giving program.

BECOME A SISTER STRENGTH MONTHLY DONOR

 
Since 2008, your dollars have allowed us to continue to grow our signature programs such as the PODS Meetup program, which reaches over 1,200 women annually, as well as maintain our online programs such as this e-newsletter and our website, which hosts over 440,000 visitors each year. Programming in 2016 and beyond will continue with existing and new programs, but we desperately need your support.

 

Set up your monthly gift today: Together we will build a stronger future for women with diabetes!
  
 


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JOIN US AT THE PREMIER FORUM FOR WOMEN WITH DIABETES
 
October 13-15, 2017
Alexandria, VA
 
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Registration is now open for our 9th Weekend for Women Conference. Come learn from our esteemed faculty and share with other women walking your same journey.  

 
Space is limited and the hotel block is filling. 
Register today!
 
 


Visit Our Educational Library
 
Click HERE to visit our growing library where you can download, print, and share this information.
 
The creation of many of these educational pieces were a result of the generous support of our Advisory Council and industry partners including AstraZeneca, BI, Center for Hope of the Sierras, Dexcom, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Lilly, Merck, MicroMass Communications, Novo Nordisk, and Regeneron.
 


 sisterTALK Blogs
  
Explore tips from our experts and stories from women like you who live with diabetes. Get connected, then join the discussion.
 
 

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Rochester, NY (Westside) 

April 3, 6pm
  
Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, CA
April 3, 6:30pm
 

Jacksonville, FL 
April 5, 7pm

Arlington, VA

April 6, 7pm
Princeton, NJ
April 12, 7pm

Greater Philadelphia, PA 

April 13, 7pm

 

Williamsburg, VA
April 18, 6pm

Greensboro, NC
April 18, 6pm

Rochester, NY (Eastside)
April 18, 6pm

Reno, NV
April 18, 6:30pm

Apex, NC 

April 19, 6pm

Denver Metro, CO  
April 19, 6:30pm

Boston Area 
South Shore/Braintree
April 19, 7pm

Richmond, VA
April 20, 7pm

VIRTUAL
April 20, 8pm EST

Boston Area 
Somerville
April 23, 1pm  

 

Rochester, NY 
(CollegeTown) 
April 25, 6:30pm
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Want to attend or start a local PODS Meetup? Want to learn more about the Virtual PODS Meetup?
 


ENDOCRINE SOCIETY SEEKS INPUT FROM WOMEN OVER 60 
The Endocrine Society is creating practice standards for clinicians treating patients over the age of 60. Your input is critical to achieving the best standards of care. 
 


FREETOGO PRODUCTS

  

Designed by a woman living with diabetes, FreeToGo offers clothing, jewelry and accessories for people living with diabetes. 

 

FreeToGo has committed a portion of their sales to DiabetesSisters. Visit them at www.freetogostyle.com  

 

 


 

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