Erin M. Akers loved DiabetesSisters since she first “met” the organization through a Weekend for Women conference in 2011. There, she got a chance to really see the immense difference DS was having in women's lives who lived with diabetes. After a few years of attending DS events and then appearing as a guest speaker, Erin knew that she wanted to be more involved with DiabetesSisters' specific mission of helping all women with diabetes.
Dexcom has teamed up with Grammy-nominated country music star Eric Paslay to bring you "Level with Me", a podcast by T1Ds, forT1Ds. The podcast launched on May 20th and will feature five episodes profiling amazing people living with type 1 diabetes.
Melissa Slemp experienced the strength and sisterhood as an active member of the Jacksonville, FL PODS Meetup for six years when she began thinking of creating another PODS closer to her home, about an hour from Jacksonville. She recognized the need for support for women with all types of diabetes in St. Augustine. Jacksonville leaders Jennifer Stanton and Diane Bajalia encouraged her to start and grow a group in her community.
Some people living with diabetes in the U.S. face increasingly high out-of-pocket costs for insulin, a medicine that regulates the level of sugar in the blood and allows cells to use and store sugar for energy. Some are confronted with difficult financial choices and healthcare consequences that can prove dire. Some even ration their insulin to offset costs, which can be dangerous.
Contributor: Tambi Jarmi, M.D.
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