DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women: May 22-23

This press release is an announcement submitted by DiabetesSisters, and was not written by Diabetes Health.

Jan 3, 2010

DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce OPEN REGISTRATION for the Weekend for Women Conference hosted by DiabetesSisters and TCOYD on May 22-23, 2010 at Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. 

This landmark event for women with diabetes will be the first conference of its kind-- completely focused on women with diabetes!   Weekend for Women Conference participants will attend educational sessions on gender-specific topics related to diabetes treatment and care (such as pregnancy, body image, journaling, and nutrition), speak one-on-one with other women who are living successfully with diabetes, receive unbiased information on the emergence of new equipment and medications, and learn new tactics for improving their mental and physical health.  Participants will also relax and rejuvenate on Saturday evening through one complimentary massage session in the "Sweet Suite." 

All participants will receive a single room at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh, NC, three meals, two snacks, attendance at all educational sessions, a massage, a Weekend for Women t-shirt, a Weekend for Women tote bag, and a Weekend for Women program.

Cost for attendance at this life-changing Conference is $100.  Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants, so please REGISTER now!  (Consider asking for it for Mother's Day-- which is May 9, 2010.) 

For more information about the Conference visit:  www.diabetessisters.org/weekend-for-women-conference.  For more information about DiabetesSisters please visit: www.diabetessisters.org.  Email questions or concerns to info@diabetessisters.org.

NOTE: If you would like to attend, but do not have the financial means to do so, the Weekend for Women Conference Scholarship Application is available online.

A Special Thank You to the generous support of the following companies and organizations who have made this Conference possible:   

Sanofi-Aventis, Roche Diagnostics, GlaxoSmithKline, Aetna Foundation, Bayer HealthCare, and Kerr Drug

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Posted by Anonymous on 6 January 2010

This is the most monumentally discriminatory thing I have ever heard of. If a "Mens Only" conference would be announced, the uproar over that would be loud and strong, and rightfully so. Sure, there are diabetes related issues affecting women specifically, but again, there are men only issues as well.

Posted by Anonymous on 15 January 2010

It's not surprising to hear a man make comments about this kind of Conference being "discriminatory." But it is sad! Women's bodies are different from men's bodies, just like women's psyches are different from men's psyches. There have been books written about these differences. Remember the famous book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus?" I doubt men want to sit around and talk about body image issues, pregnancy concerns, or answer our menstruation and menopause questions. Oh, that's right, you don't have to deal with these things in your everyday life with diabetes. Diabetes IS different for women...These Diabetes Health articles can educate you a bit on the topic...
http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/1998/01/01/1064/youre-not-alonewomen-diabetes-and-sexual-health/

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2009/08/15/6312/womens-monthly-cycle-affects-blood-glucose-control-but-not-consistently/

If you want to hold a Conference for men with diabetes, I seriously doubt any women will object...we want the men in our lives to take care of themselves and be healthy. If going to a Conference will help them to feel better about themselves and motivate them to take care of themselves so they can live longer with us, you can believe we would encourage them to GO!


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