Since May of 2010, the amazing Diabetes Sisters group founded by Brandy Barnes has held an annual Weekend for Women conference, that I understand is a life-changing experience. Sadly for me, I’ve been invited to speak twice, but have not been able to attend because May is such a big month for my family. But fortunately, we have kindred spirit Sysy Morales, who blogs at The Girls Guide to Diabetes, joining us today to shed…Read more »
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a really special type of diabetes event, just for the gals! The DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted almost 100 women from 20 states, who convened for two intense days of learning, bonding, and lots of fun. I had never been to a women-only conference before, so it was something new from many angles: a unique opportunity to spend time discussing the…Read more »
If you have diabetes and have not yet been to a local TCOYD event, boo on you. Seriously, you are missing out!
These day-long conferences, taking place on Saturdays in “smaller venues” around the country (i.e. cities like Albany and Providence, instead of NYC and Boston) are geared at all of us “local people” with diabetes who could use a boost of information and motivation. Who couldn’t use that? Plus, you get free lunch (yes,…
I personally wasn’t able to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators this summer. But I’ve been there a few times. It’s quite the experience for a patient to witness thousands of experts in life-with-diabetes running around between lectures, demos, and expo booths. What are they all buzzing about? Today, a wrap-up from Kelly Rawlings, a type 1 diabetic who happens to be editor of Meredith Publishing’s Diabetic Living magazine.
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