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January 2014

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.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 26, 2014

September 2013

Last Call! Weekend for Women Starts Friday

Want your voice to be heard as a champion for the diabetes community? Or connect with others committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes?

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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.

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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.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2013

August 2013

Good Reasons to Attend Weekend for Women Conference

Three days of networking with more than 100 other women like you who have diabetes.

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The Agony of Type 1 Hope

I can only speak as a type 2. I don't for a second think that the problems I encounter managing my diabetes compare to what people with type 1 go through.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 9, 2013

Women's Diabetes Conference to Focus on Health, Wellness, and Transformation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-It's the only conference in the world focused on bringing together women with diabetes for a weekend that will educate, connect, and strengthen them in their journey.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 4, 2013

March 2013

My Life Partner Has Diabetes

Chris Barnes in't only the husband of a famous woman with diabetes, Brandy Barnes. He's also the leader of the "Partners Perspective Program," a new segment of the DiabetesSisters Conference Brandy founded several years ago.

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February 2013

Sisterhood Is Powerful (and Redesigned)

I interviewed Brandy Barnes in late 2011 ("Support on the Diabetes Journey," article 7400 on the Diabetes Health website) about the inspiration for her 2008 launch of DiabetesSisters (www.diabetessisters.org). The rapidly growing organization of women with diabetes has struck a chord with its optimistic message of sisterhood and loving mutual support. As Brandy prepares for two major conferences this year, I got her to hold still long enough to give us an update.

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You Are Not Alone

If you feel alone in your diabetes and wished you had a support group, DiabetesSisters has a free program on how to get a local PODS (Part of DiabetesSisters) group started. To see how it's done, I interviewed Lori Veliquette and Wende Jorgensen, two Northern California women who, thanks to PODS, developed a close relationship as DiabetesSisters.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 22, 2013

January 2012

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.

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December 2011

Support on the Diabetes Journey

Diagnosed with diabetes at age 15, Brandy Barnes went on to a successful career as a pharmaceuticals salesperson, but she deeply missed having other diabetic women in her life to whom she could relate. Finally, after a difficult pregnancy, long thought, and prayer, she founded DiabetesSisters (www.diabetes.sisters.org), a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that provides education and support to women of all ages with all types of diabetes. DS offers conferences, websites, blogs, and a "sister match" program, all designed to lessen feelings of isolation and deepen bonds of connection among women with diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 28, 2011

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