Eli Lilly and Company announces the new Lilly Diabetes Solution Center, open on August 1, 2018. This patient-focused helpline is available to U.S. residents to assist in identifying options that can lower out-of-pocket costs for Lilly insulin, such as Humalog® and Humulin®.
A message from Insulet, one of DiabetesSisters 2018 National Strategic Partners:
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Claire Blum has lived with diabetes for more than 35 years. She is a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, and a certified health and wellness coach. Her graduate degree is in experiential education. She works in a diabetes and endocrine practice helping patients start and maintain insulin pump technology. AND she runs a nonprofit to empower people with diabetes to actively participate in their health care.
Director of Operations, Sarah Mart, recently participated in the Women in Government 2018 National Legislative Conference (#WIGbytheBay), held in San Francisco during late June. Sarah, who was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 7, educated policymakers about the importance of diabetes and heart disease issues during the session “The Intersection Between Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease”.
Frank Lavernia, MD, has been a practicing diabetologist in South Florida for more than 35 years. He was the founder and director of the North Broward Diabetes Center in Florida. He is an adjunct faculty member of the National Diabetes Education Initiative (NDEI), Vascular Biology Working Group (VBWG), and for the Coalition for the Advancement of Cardiovascular Health (COACH).
Jill Sobon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June 2015, and knew early on that she wanted to connect and engage with other people with diabetes. She found DiabetesSisters online and noticed that an abundance of support was available to women through DS programs and resources. In 2016 she contacted DS to find out more about the PODS Meetup program, and almost immediately committed to becoming a PODS Leader. She reinvigorated and led a PODS Meetup in the greater Washington, DC area for nearly a year. She attended her first DiabetesSisters Leadership Institute.
We recently had the opportunity to try the new G6 continuous glucose monitoring system before it became available. Here are our real-life experiences and thoughts:
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1999, Shelby Kinnaird leads two PODS Meetups in Richmond, VA. If she's not at home, Shelby is probably attending a nephew's or niece's soccer game, roaming around a farmers' market, or cheering on her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies.
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