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DiabetesSisters of Bridgewater, NJ

Bridgewater PODS Leader Anne Dalin met her now co-leader, Denise Scheffler, at the Princeton PODS Meetup. Anne had led a PODS Meetup in another New Jersey location a few years before that. Anne and Denise became friends and after some discussion, realized it would be great to have a Meetup closer to where they live. They decided to find a location for a new Meetup that was halfway between where they each live. And so DiabetesSisters of Bridgewater, NJ was born.

DiabetesSisters of Minneapolis/Saint Paul (Twin Cities), MN

Rachel Foster was an active member of DiabetesSisters of the Denver Metro area from its inception in late 2014, but after a few years began making plans to move to Saint Paul, MN. Denver PODS Leaders Erika Armani and Theresa Hastings encouraged her to think strongly about starting a PODS Meetup in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul). Rachel moved to Saint Paul in July 2017, and considered starting a brand new PODS Meetup.

December 2018: World Diabetes Day Highlights

DiabetesHeart ColumbusWorld Diabetes Day is celebrated each year on November 14th, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. The International Diabetes Federation created World Diabetes Day in 1991 to help bring diabetes awareness to a global audience. Many of our DiabetesSisters PODS Meetup Leaders marked the day by participating in special events, holding PODS Meetups and celebrating their lives with diabetes.

DiabetesSisters of Williamsburg, VA

In 2012, a few years after Sondra Bennett started her journey with type 1 diabetes at age 50, she met another woman with diabetes who started and led a PODS Meetup in Richmond, VA. Sondra attended several Meetups in Richmond and then started one closer to her in Yorktown. After leading the Yorktown PODS for a few more years, Sondra moved the Meetup closer to her home in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg PODS has been active since April 2015.