sisterTALK Blogs

Welcome to the sisterTALK Blogs!

Are you new to diabetes? Did you recently find out you are expecting? Do you feel as though no one really understands what you go through on a daily basis? Are you terrified of doing something wrong? Would you like to hear about another woman’s struggles and triumphs with diabetes?

You can find exactly what you are looking for HERE at DiabetesSisters. Through our sisterTALK blogs, you will find an outstanding network of women who share their thoughts and feelings about the nuances of living with diabetes in weekly blogs. Whether you are experiencing Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy and diabetes, there is someone here who "speaks your language." Every woman is highlighted for 3-6 months to tell us about her diabetes journey in her own words. By rotating bloggers on a 3-6 month basis, our readers are allowed to read about many different perspectives on the disease. If you have something in common with our highlighted bloggers or have a thought to share, we invite you to comment below the blog. If you are interested in serving as one of our "highlighted bloggers", please email us at

Will's Story

My story about diabetes certainly isn't a love story suited for Valentines Day, especially after more than 25 years of being set in my ways with my spouse. This was what actually what made her diagnosis that much more difficult. We were used to a lifestyle and eating habits that had to change as a result of her diagnosis, neither of which I was very fond of. Sugar and sweets taste great until you're faced with diabetes and you realize it's a life or death choice.

2015 MasterLab Sessions

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Last month, I was invited to participated in Diabetes Hands Foundation’s Masterlab sessions, held during the Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, FL. While Diabetes Hands Foundation paid for my registration and a portion of my travel and lodging through a scholarship, my synopsis reflects my personal views, opinions and experiences while there.


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I write this post as moving men are packing up my house in North Carolina. Tomorrow, they will load everything onto a truck and drive it to Chicago, where my family and I will start a new chapter in our lives. I've known about this move for several months, and yet, I still do not feel completely ready. I keep thinking about what I am leaving behind: friends and neighbors, familiarity, and community. Leaving this place I have called home for the last six years is daunting. There are so many moving parts: selling a home, purchasing another, arranging travel, working. It's overwhelming.


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Today, the DiabetesSisters’ Board of Directors appointed me to serve as Interim CEO of the organization as Brandy Barnes, Founder, stepped down. Since 2011, I have been on a whirlwind journey full of wonderful moments and priceless memories with DiabetesSisters.