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.
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.
The holidays and stress often go hand in hand. Busy schedules, party food, gift buying pressures, more alcohol, and less sleep can fill our time. Diabetes management often gets put on the back burner, and we have a melt-down faster than you can say “Frosty the Snowman”! But that doesn’t have to be the case.
World 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.
Kay Mober’s journey with diabetes started more than 43 years ago, when she was diagnosed with type 1. Her journey with DiabetesSisters began in 2015 when she started attending a Part of DiabetesSisters (PODS) Meetup in Albany, NY. She enjoyed the meetings each month and how supportive everyone was.
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.
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