Call(s) To Action

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Call(s) To Action

Hi Sisters!  This week, I AM ASKING FOR  YOUR HELP!  We need five (5) more women to round out our second and final group for Beta testing on the new and improved SisterMatch program.  If you have one hour (that’s right, all we need is one hour of your time) between this Friday (Sept 2) and next Wednesday (Sept 7), please email me at or Shandra at  We want to ensure that this program is the best it can possibly be and we can only do that with YOUR help!  There is no other commitment to contact anyone or to remain involved in the program.  We really just need you to walk through the program and tell us what you like and what you don’t like.


I’d also like to thank all of the following DiabetesSisters who joined us this past Thursday evening for a PODS Leader Training Call: Lisa Emery, Stephanie Kuehl, Denise Reeder, Lesley Gray, Helen Morgan, Mary Ulatan, Elizabeth Edelman, Connie Hanham-Cain, Brittney Powell, and Donna Tucker .  They are located various cities throughout the US, so you may be seeing a PODS Meetup near you soon.  Be sure to check the Event Calendar and register for our monthly newsletter as both contain updates on the most recently scheduled PODS Meetups.  If you would like to find out what is involved in starting a PODS Meetup near you, please contact Kelli at


Finally, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE visit the Facing Diabetes Together Map and post your profile!  We just launched this MAP and we want to light it up to show women around the world who are living with diabetes.  It only takes about 30 seconds to complete the form—I promise!  We are planning a BIG event in conjunction with our conference in May 2012 (which is also National Women’s Health Month) and we want to show the vast number of women who have been touched by diabetes throughout the entire world!


I hope everyone weathered Hurricane Irene okay.  Here in NC, it wasn’t as bad as they first thought (when they thought it would be a Category 3 Hurricane).  When it hit NC, it had already weakened to a Category1 Hurricane.  So, we dodged two bullets this week with the earthquake on Wednesday and the hurricane over the weekend!