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Are you new to diabetes? Did you recently find out you are expecting? Do you feel as though no one really understands what you go through on a daily basis? Are you terrified of doing something wrong? Would you like to hear about another woman’s struggles and triumphs with diabetes?

You can find exactly what you are looking for HERE at DiabetesSisters. Through our sisterTALK blogs, you will find an outstanding network of women who share their thoughts and feelings about the nuances of living with diabetes in weekly blogs. Whether you are experiencing Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy and diabetes, there is someone here who "speaks your language." Every woman is highlighted for 3-6 months to tell us about her diabetes journey in her own words. By rotating bloggers on a 3-6 month basis, our readers are allowed to read about many different perspectives on the disease. If you have something in common with our highlighted bloggers or have a thought to share, we invite you to comment below the blog. If you are interested in serving as one of our "highlighted bloggers", please email us at

Living Life with Passion (and Diabetes)


I am blessed to have married the strongest and most remarkable woman I have ever met. I was amazed at her ability to make the most of what life brought and not get too hung up on the small stuff. After all, Vicki and I were, and still are, in the prime of our lives. She is deeply passionate about living her life and raising our family including three children and a pugnacious puggle, Miss Lola.

The Power Within


Diana KI love quotes. I always have. I actually had a quote wall for some time. It was an oversized canvas that hung in my living room and every person that came over to visit needed to add their words of wisdom. It could have been a quote from someone famous, words that they live by, or advice that they would share with others. So it makes sense to me that I share my perspective along with one of my favorite quotes.

Matters of the Heart

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January was a whirlwind month! At the office, we launched new programming for our PODS Meetups, opened registration for our Weekend for Women Conference in Washington, DC, and met with the Board of Directors to discuss the organization’s focus for 2014. At home, I welcomed the first significant snowfall in the Triangle in many years which paralyzed things for a few days, continued to balance the home-diabetes-work-life scales, and faced a medical milestone in my life: my father needed a pacemaker. The news that my father needed a pacemaker scared and worried me.

The Sisterhood brings new moms together

Pregnancy and Motherhood Blog

Sheri Barnes, Audrey Moore, and Kelli Turner have a few things in common: they live in the Raleigh, NC area, have recently become first-time mothers, and live wtih diabetes. They met at DiabetesSisters' PODS Meetups and the Weekend for Women Conference. They recently visited the DiabetesSisters' office and sat down to discuss their experiences while preparing to become pregnant, during their journey, and now, as mothers living with diabetes and taking care of their small children.

Diabetes and Gratitude

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When I was diagnosed 20 years ago, doctors told me that there would be a cure in “the next five years.” But five years later, there was no cure and my battle with “diabetes denial” began. For two years, I was angry, depressed and noncompliant. Yes, I admit it: I was noncompliant. Sometimes I tested my blood sugar, sometimes I didn’t. Some days I injected insulin, other days I didn’t. I would postpone appointments to see my endocrinologist. I just stopped caring.

Diabetes and Life


Soon after meeting my wife, Sarah, I noticed her little pager sticking out of her jeans pocket, though this one was different, because it had a small tube? She ultimately told me what her insulin pump was by telling me about a young girl’s curiosity about it -- the little one was in Sarah’s Girl Scout troop and had asked what it was. I really didn’t think a thing about it other than how incredible it was that the little green box took care of her.

At the time I was clueless about diabetes.

A Husband's Tale - What I Have Learned About Diabetes


I have learned so much about diabetes since Brandy and I met back in 1996.  I was completely clueless when we met, even asking her, “Are you so important that you need a pager?”.  Little did I know at the time that it was her pancreas (insulin pump).  Brandy’s outlook on having diabetes has always been positive from the moment that I met her, so I never saw it as an obstacle in our relationship.

Diabetes and Marriage


My experience having a wife with type 1 diabetes is not so different from any other marriage, with the exception of having a complicated, treacherous side kick along for the ride.  My wife, Anna, was upfront with me regarding her type 1 diabetes from early on in our relationship. I realized right away what a burden it is to tell a boyfriend that you have a serious, life altering issue, knowing full well that it might scare off a lot of guys.