Life Class Webinar Series

Life Class Webinar Series

Welcome to the DiabetesSisters Life Class Webinar Series!  In our ongoing efforts to educate, support, and advocate for women with diabetes, these webinars serve to meet women where they are - whether that's in the office, at home, or traveling.  Check out the Life Class Webinar schedule below and mark your calendar.  In case you miss one, all past webinars are archived below.


Listen to past DiabetesSisters Life Class Webinar Series Podcasts:





June 21
Bright Spots & Landmines, A Conversation with Adam Brown
Adam Brown’s acclaimed diaTribe column, Adam’s Corner, has brought
life-transforming diabetes tips to over 600,000 people since 2013. In his book
Bright Spots & Landmines he shares the specific food, mindset, exercise, and
sleep strategies that have had a transformative impact on his diabetes. In this
special webinar Adam will share tips and answer your questions.
Adam Brown
Senior Editor, diaTribe
April 19
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!
Christel Oerum
Founder of
March 22
5 Things Women with Diabetes Should Know About Menopause
This webinar is presented by the founder of My Menopause magazine and
writer of a weekly blog for Huffington Post on women's health and wellness.
His specialties are menopause symptoms, stress, weight control, sleep, and diabetes.
Mache Seibel, MD
February 8
Diabetes and Heart Health
Diabetes affects 1 in 10 US adults and patient with diabetes have a higher
prevalence of heart disease and increased risk of heart attack compared to
patients without diabetes. In this webinar, you will learn about risk factors for
heart disease commonly associated with diabetes and how you can decrease
your risk of heart disease.
Sarah Alexander, MD
Asst. Professor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
January 18
Let's Get Organized! The Key to Diabetes Management
Life with diabetes can be overwhelming and often difficult to organize. Whether
you are at work, home or school, diabetes care and management should be
properly addressed. This webinar will focus on organizing your busy schedule,
so you can optimize your time and improve your diabetes management. We will
explore strategies to help you organize your goals, diabetes supplies, daily
routine, travel, medical paperwork and kitchen.
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
November 16
Be Healthy. Be You. BeYoutiful.
Do you ever feel self-conscious about your Diabetes care?  Or do you ever
struggle to know how to talk about it with those around you? Have you
ever considered how these issues impact your overall health and well-being?
Tune into this webinar to hear effective ways to approach these tricky
situations and boost your confidence as a woman with diabetes?
Kimberly Goodson
October 19
supported by an
independent grant
Appeals and Denials
The complicated world of private and public payers requires people with
diabetes to understand how the system works in order to make a case for
access to the tools, drugs, and education that we need in order to live
well. Come learn from patients and insurance professionals who've won
access battles and have the scars to prove it. Join prominent patient
advocates Melissa Lee and Cherise Shockley and learn how to navigate
this windy road.
Melissa Lee and
Cherise Shockley
September 21
Get Ahead of the Holidays: Tips for Making It Easier
Settle back in your own time and enjoy a "tip filled" hour of information to help
make management a bit easier. Fall begins soon and tends to be a time of
year things start to "go south" due to so many holidays one after another.
This webinar is packed with graet tips to give an idea of how to stay on top
of management and still enjoy the fall/winter holiday fun!
Jennifer Smith,
June 15
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DiabetesSisters deal with the twin challenges (among others) of achieving
glycemic control along with managing their weight. Though various low calorie
sweeteners have been available for decades, myths and questions about
their safety as well as effectiveness for weight and glucose control still abound.
Join Hope Warshaw as she provides a recap* of the evidence-based research
on the safety of low calorie sweeteners and offers practical advice for integrating
one or more into a healthy diabetes eating plan. *Warshaw presented "Are We
Giving the Right Advice? Consumer Confusion Regarding Low-Calorie Sweeteners
among People with Diabetes," at the 2016 American Diabetes Association
Scientific Sessions in New Orleans on June 13, 2016.
Hope Warshaw, MMSc,
May 18
Diabetes Burnout
Diabetes Burnout doesn't have to mean you've completely given up on your
diabetes! It can simply mean you're really tired of the nonstop work around
nutrition, exercise, medications, and oh yeah, checking your blood sugar.
Ginger is going to talk about working your way through burnout without trying to
suddenly "cure" your burnout overnight. (Sadly, she doesn't have a cure for
your diabetes either.) Diabetes Burnout is something we all go through--and
there's a way to work through it that's motivating and empowering!
Ginger Viera, CHC, CPT
April 20
Natural Ways to Reduce Allergies
Do you suffer with annoying spring allergies symptoms...coughing, sneezing,
runny nose, headaches? Why is this happening? Your immune system is
overreacting when it shouldn't be. The good news is there are easy ways to
calm it down and help you feel better. There are simple steps you can take with
food and supplements which will dramatically reduce or avoid those symptoms,
allowing you to breath freely and clear this spring!
Jody Stanislaw, ND, CDE
March 21
Diabetes & Kidney Disease
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, accounting for almost half
of new cases. About 30% of patients with type 1 diabetes, and 10-40% of
those with type 2, suffer from kidney failure. Learn the steps you need to
take to protect your kidneys and decrease your chances of developing
Diabetic Kidney Disease, also known as Diabetic Nephropathy. In this webinar
you will become familiar with the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and steps
to prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease.
Nancy Lepain, RN, MSN, APN-BC
National Kidney Foundation
of Illinois
January 20
Goal Setting
Do your New Years resolutions fall apart by the end of January? You are not
alone! It's time to set realistic goals so you can start  to reset old behaviors
and live a healthy life with diabetes. Susan Weiner, the 2015 AADE Diabetes
Educator of the year will share her tips and suggestions on goal setting and
mindful behaviors. This is your opportunity to give yourself the gift of health
in 2016.
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
November 18
Tips for Making It Easier (audio jarbled at the beginning)
Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
September 16
Diana Naranjo, PhD
June 17
Regina Shirley, RD, LDN
May 20
Ginger Vieira
March 18 Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA
Flaum Eye Institute, U of Rochester

Mary Bregantini, Prevent Blindness

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part 2
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January 21 Diabetes Organizing
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN,
2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
November 21
Brandy Barnes, MSW &
Natalie Strand, MD
September 17
Mache Seibel, MD
May 14
Rhonda Merwin, PhD
February 19
Annabelle Volgman, MD