Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode has been a mainstay in the Diabetes community for more than 10 years. This popular podcast is dedicated to helping people with Diabetes to "Live a Life Full of Power, Passion and Positive Possibilities as we all Thrive with this thing called Diabetes”. Whether you have Type 1, Type 2, or are a family member, friend or loved one of someone with Diabetes (what we call Type 3), we've got you covered, with “all things Diabetes” in an entertaining and motivational way. ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

Aug 25, 2010

Brandy Barnes, MSW, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1990.  Over the past two decades, she has worked in a variety of positions in the diabetes field, including research, education, advocacy, and sales.  She established DiabetesSisters in 2008 based on her personal experience with the unique challenges faced by women with diabetes and the lack of resources available to address them.  The mission of DiabetesSisters is to improve the health and quality of life of women with, and those at risk of developing diabetes; and to advocate on their behalf.  The organization provides both online and in-person programming.  In 2010, the organization held the first national conference for women with diabetes (called the Weekend for Women Conference) in Raleigh, NC in May.  The Conference drew women from 21 different states ranging in age from 21-80 with all types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, type 1.5, and gestational.