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

Birth Control Makes It a Little Easier


Birth control has made a world of difference for me when it comes to my periods. I’ve briefly touched on how my body reacts to my period. I started birth control my freshmen year of high school. I didn’t have the diagnoses of PCOS and endometriosis, but I’m glad that I was already doing one of the main ways to make it manageable, birth control. I’ve been grateful for it ever since.

How the Diabetes Community Positively Impacted My Life

Student Blog

When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, I knew of one boy at my school that was diagnosed a few years before me. All I really knew was that he got to eat snacks in class and had to go to the nurse a lot. Unfortunately, he had transferred schools and the only other person I knew who had type 1 diabetes was my mom’s friend’s daughter, who was away at college. To sum it up, I felt pretty alone.

Giving Thanks

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

In Montana, November means that the open-toed sandals are a firmly poor decision, blanket scarves are the best way to transition from bedtime to meeting time, and light snowfall in the morning is expected. As the weather dips cooler, the spirit of this month nudges us closer to ourselves and each other.


Type 1 Diabetes Blog
Today is Halloween, a holiday which I have always enjoyed, both as a kid and as an adult. It’s funny, even now, as a person living with diabetes, I love it.  It’s one food-centric holiday (candy-centric even!) that diabetes has not impacted in a negative way.

Advocacy Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Student Blog

People living with type 1 diabetes vary greatly in how we each approach discussing the diabetes aspects of our lives. For example, I know some people who do not even want anyone to know that they have diabetes. They don’t want to think about it, deal with it, or seem “different” from their peers. I also know people on the other side of the spectrum, who always wear their sites in a visible place, incorporate diabetes into every conversation, and share every diabetes-related article on Facebook.