Past Webinars

Welcome to the DiabetesSisters Life Class Webinar Series!  In our ongoing efforts to educate, support, and advocate for women with diabetes, these webinars serve to meet women where they are - whether that's in the office, at home, or traveling.  All past webinars are archived below.

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Datesort descending Topic Speakers Slides
November 21, 2014 A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: Your Path to Wellness

A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: Your Path to Wellness

  • Brandy Barnes, MSW
  • Natalie Strand, MD
January 21, 2015 Diabetes Organizing

Diabetes Organizing

  • Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
PDF icon January 2015 Diabetes Organization WEINER SHORTENED.pdf1.01 MB
March 18, 2015 Diabetes and Eye Disease

Diabetes and Eye Disease

  • Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, Flaum Eye Institute, U of Rochester
  • Mary Bregantini, Prevent Blindness
PDF icon Part 1 Compressed.pdf1.11 MB
PDF icon Part 2.compressed.pdf1.48 MB
PDF icon Part 3.compressed.pdf1.12 MB
PDF icon Mary Bregantini Presentation.pdf1.26 MB
May 20, 2015 Diabetes and Physical Fitness

Diabetes and Physical Fitness


  • Ginger Vieira
PDF icon ExerciseWebinar-GingerVieira.pdf64.89 KB
June 17, 2015 Summer Eating

Life's a Beach: How does Diabetes Fit in the Cooler?

  • Regina Shirley, RD, LDN
PDF icon Diabetes and Summer Eating JUNE 2015.pdf739.97 KB
September 16, 2015 Diabetes and Eating Disorders

Diabetes and Eating Disorders

  • Diana Naranjo, PhD
November 18, 2015 Tips for Making It Easier

Tips for Making It Easier (audio jarbled at the beginning)

  • Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
PDF icon Tips for Making It Easier.pdf799.54 KB
January 20, 2016 Goal Setting

Do your New Years resolutions fall apart by the end of January? You are not alone! It's time to set realistic goals so you can start  to reset old behaviors and live a healthy life with diabetes. Susan Weiner, the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the year will share her tips and suggestions on goal setting and mindful behaviors. This is your opportunity to give yourself the gift of health in 2016.

  • Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
PDF icon Goal Setting and Mindful Eating.pdf691.76 KB
March 21, 2016 Diabetes & Kidney Disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, accounting for almost half of new cases. About 30% of patients with type 1 diabetes, and 10-40% of those with type 2, suffer from kidney failure. Learn the steps you need to take to protect your kidneys and decrease your chances of developing Diabetic Kidney Disease, also known as Diabetic Nephropathy. In this webinar you will become familiar with the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and steps to prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease.

  • Nancy Lepain, RN, MSN, APN-BC National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
PDF icon Kidney Disease and Diabetes.pdf59.54 KB
April 20, 2016 Natural Ways to Reduce Allergies

Do you suffer with annoying spring allergies symptoms...coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headaches? Why is this happening? Your immune system is overreacting when it shouldn't be. The good news is there are easy ways to calm it down and help you feel better. There are simple steps you can take with food and supplements which will dramatically reduce or avoid those symptoms, allowing you to breath freely and clear this spring!

  • Jody Stanislaw, ND, CDE
PDF icon Natural Ways to Reduce Allergies.pdf552.05 KB
May 18, 2016 Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes Burnout doesn't have to mean you've completely given up on your diabetes! It can simply mean you're really tired of the nonstop work around nutrition, exercise, medications, and oh yeah, checking your blood sugar. Ginger is going to talk about working your way through burnout without trying to suddenly "cure" your burnout overnight. (Sadly, she doesn't have a cure for your diabetes either.) Diabetes Burnout is something we all go through--and there's a way to work through it that's motivating and empowering!


  • Ginger Viera, CHC, CPT
PDF icon Diabetes and Burnout slides.pdf227.76 KB
June 15, 2016 Straight Talk About Low Calorie Sweeteners for People with Diabetes

DiabetesSisters deal with the twin challenges (among others) of achieving glycemic control along with managing their weight. Though various low calorie sweeteners have been available for decades, myths and questions about their safety as well as effectiveness for weight and glucose control still abound. Join Hope Warshaw as she provides a recap* of the evidence-based research on the safety of low calorie sweeteners and offers practical advice for integrating one or more into a healthy diabetes eating plan. *Warshaw presented "Are We Giving the Right Advice? Consumer Confusion Regarding Low-Calorie Sweeteners among People with Diabetes," at the 2016 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans on June 13, 2016. 

Presented by: Splenda

  • Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
PDF icon Straight Talk LCS_Warshaw Webinar 6-15_final.pdf1.53 MB
September 21, 2016 Get Ahead of the Holidays: Tips for Making It Easier

Settle back in your own time and enjoy a "tip filled" hour of information to help make management a bit easier. Fall begins soon and tends to be a time of year things start to "go south" due to so many holidays one after another.  This webinar is packed with great tips to give an idea of how to stay on top of management and still enjoy the fall/winter holiday fun!

  • Jennifer Smith, RD, LD CDE
PDF icon Get Ahead of the Holiday.pdf808.89 KB
October 19, 2016 Appeals and Denials

The complicated world of private and public payers requires people with diabetes to understand how the system works in order to make a case for access to the tools, drugs, and education that we need in order to live well. Come learn from patients and insurance professionals who've won access battles and have the scars to prove it. Join prominent patient advocates Melissa Lee and Cherise Shockley and learn how to navigate this winding road.

Supported by an independent grant from: Merck


  • Melissa Lee
  • Cherise Shockley
PDF icon Appeals and Denials.pdf1.37 MB
November 16, 2016 Be Healthy. Be You. BeYoutiful.

Do you ever feel self-conscious about your Diabetes care?  Or do you ever struggle to know how to talk about it with those around you? Have you ever considered how these issues impact your overall health and well-being?  Tune into this webinar to hear effective ways to approach these tricky situations and boost your confidence as a woman with diabetes?

  • Kimberly Goodson
PDF icon Self-Confidence & Diabetes.pdf399.06 KB
January 18, 2017 Let's Get Organized! The Key to Diabetes Management

Life with diabetes can be overwhelming and often difficult to organize. Whether you are at work, home or school, diabetes care and management should be properly addressed. This webinar will focus on organizing your busy schedule, so you can optimize your time and improve your diabetes management. We will explore strategies to help you organize your goals, diabetes supplies, daily routine, travel, medical paperwork and kitchen.

  • Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
PDF icon Organizing Your D Management.pdf2.37 MB
February 8, 2017 Diabetes and Heart Health

Diabetes affects 1 in 10 US adults and patient with diabetes have a higher prevalence of heart disease and increased risk of heart attack compared to patients without diabetes. In this webinar, you will learn about risk factors for heart disease commonly associated with diabetes and how you can decrease your risk of heart disease.

  • Sarah Alexander, MD, Asst. Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center
PDF icon HeartDiseaseFeb2017.pdf1.96 MB
March 22, 2017 5 Things Women with Diabetes Should Know About Menopause

This webinar is presented by the founder of My Menopause magazine and writer of a weekly blog for Huffington Post on women's health and wellness. His specialties are menopause symptoms, stress, weight control, sleep, and diabetes.

  • Mache Seibel, MD
PDF icon 2017 Menopause Life Class.pdf2.73 MB
April 19, 2017 Diabetes and Physical Fitness

Do you want to get a better understanding of how different types of exercise affect people living with diabetes and how to manage your blood sugars during and after exercise? In this session, you’ll learn how to find your unique formula for exercising while balancing you blood sugars, setting you up for long term success. Exercise is a privilege we should all be able to enjoy, and with the right knowledge and tools, it can be done!

  • Christel Oerum, Founder of
PDF icon Diabetes and Physical Fitness.pdf1.42 MB
June 21, 2017 Bright Spots & Landmines, A Conversation with Adam Brown

Adam Brown’s acclaimed diaTribe column, Adam’s Corner, has brought life-transforming diabetes tips to over 600,000 people since 2013. In his book Bright Spots & Landmines he shares the specific food, mindset, exercise, and sleep strategies that have had a transformative impact on his diabetes. In this special webinar Adam will share tips and answer your questions.

  • Adam Brown, Senior Editor, diaTribe
PDF icon Bright Spots Landmines Presentation.pdf250.24 KB
February 14, 2018 Candid Discussions About Diabetes and Eating Disorders, Part 1

Diabetes management requires a fierce focus on food, numbers and control, which can sometimes escalate into an eating disorder. Join leading ED-DMT1 (“Diabulimia”) expert Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri for a discussion on some of the most relevant issues facing people who are struggling with diabetes and eating disorders.  This webinar will also discuss  treatment options and resources for support.  All who register will be entered to win a copy of Dr. Goebel-Fabbri's book "Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes, Injecting Hope"

  • Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, ED-DMT1 (“Diabulimia”) expert
PDF icon Candid Discussions About Diabetes & Eating Disorders.pdf499.09 KB
May 16, 2018 Candid Discussions About Diabetes and Exercise

Do you find exercising with diabetes intimidating?  Do you feel like you don't know how to get started with a fitness routine?  Tune in for this discussion on the common challenges of exercising with diabetes and learn how to manage those challenges.  We will explore the ways that general fitness and yoga can help your diabetes management.  You will also learn where to find the tools and support you need to be successful when exercising with diabetes.

Exercise and Diabetes

  • Rachel Zinman, Founder of Yoga for Diabetes
  • Christel Oerum, Founder of DiabetesStrong
  • Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
PDF icon Candid Discussions Diabetes and Exercise.pdf2.08 MB
September 12, 2018 Candid Discussions About Diabetes and Eating Disorders, Part 2

Join leading ED-DMT1 expert Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, PhD and We Are Diabetes Executive Director, Asha Brown as they discuss the important topic of diabetes and eating disorders.

Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri

Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri

Asha Brown

Asha Brown

  • Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, PhD
  • Asha Brown, We Are Diabetes Executive Director
PDF icon DS Part 2 2018.pdf722.58 KB
September 26, 2018 Candid Discussions About Diabetes and Kidney Health

Join Susan Weiner, MS RDN CDE CDN FAADE, Alan Perlman, MD, Nephrologist at the Rogosin Institute in New York City, and Samantha Shanken Baker, PWD and kidney transplant recipient, in a discussion about the link between diabetes and kidney disease.  Learn what questions you should ask your healthcare provider and how you can prevent future or manage current kidney issues.

Susan Weiner


Alan Perlman, MD

Alan Perlman, MD

Samantha Shanken Baker

Samantha Shanken Baker

  • Susan Weiner, MS RDN CDE CDN FAADE
  • Alan Perlman, MD, Nephrologist, Rogosin Institute
  • Samantha Shanken Baker, PWD and kidney transplant recipient
PDF icon DiabetesSisters NKF webinar Diabetes and Kidney Disease September 2018.pdf217.41 KB