Diabetes Health Type 1: DiabetesSisters gets members involved in research initiative

DiabetesSisters was formed in 2008 as a way to help women share information about diabetes and learn from each other’s experiences. Now the organization is taking an exciting step forward in inviting its members to work with doctors and scientists on research projects – not as human guinea pigs, but rather to help shape what topics they should be studying in the first place.  

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DC Area to Host DiabetesSisters Conference in April

DiabetesSisters will hold its seventh 2014 Weekend for Women Conference at the Embassy Suite Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA, just outside Washington, DC, April 25-27. “This year, we’re recharging our Weekend for Women Conference,” said DiabetesSisters founder and CEO, Brandy Barnes. “We’re expanding the event to include three education tracks, and adding engaging session topics like advocacy and social media. We want the conference

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Katie’s Experience at the DiabetesSisters Conference

Since 2010, DiabetesSisters has welcomed more than 750 women with diabetes to its annual Weekend for Women Conference. This signature program draws women ages 18 to 80 from across the United States and Canada to learn from each other as they share their experiences living daily with diabetes. The next Weekend for Women Conference will be Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 in San Francisco. Building

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Partners Involved, too, at DiabetesSisters’ Weekend for Women

DiabetesSisters believes no woman should be alone in her diabetes journey and will host women with diabetes from across the United States and Canada for the 2013 San Francisco Weekend for Women Conference Oct. 4 to Oct. 6. But the weekend also extends support to their loved ones through the Partner’s Perspective Program. DiabetesSisters introduced the Partner’s Perspective Program in 2012. It offers a unique

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DiabetesSisters’ National Conference Set for May 18-20 in Raleigh, NC

RALEIGH, NC- DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 Weekend for Women Conference opened on January 1, 2012, at 8 AM. The conference, a revolutionary weekend designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh. The Weekend for Women Conference is open to all women with

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DiabetesSisters’ National Conference Addresses Unique Challenges of Women with Diabetes

RALEIGH, NC– DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC will open on January 1, 2011 at 8am.  The Conference, a revolutionary national weekend conference designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place April 29 – May 1, 2011 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh.     The Weekend for Women Conference is open

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Diabetes After Retiring

Nine years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. My internist had ordered some standard blood tests plus the a1c and when the results came back he was concerned about an elevated a1c. Three months later my a1c was even higher so he started me on Metformin. I didn’t tolerate Metformin well so my doctor switched me to Glimepiride each morning and Januvia after

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AskNadia: Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes and My A1C

Dear Nadia, I am struggling with type 2 diabetes and a high A1C. Eliza H P.S. I appreciate all that you share with us. Dear Eliza, Managing Type 2 diabetes can be an overwhelming task. If you are struggling with high blood sugars and getting your A1C in check, it could be that you are feeling discouraged, impatient, depressed or feeling alone. Being Discouraged and

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