I discovered a new diabetes website (thanks to the great online community of women diabetics) called, Diabetes Sisters, created by Brandy Barnes. Here is what Brandy has to say about her mission:
What We Believe:
We believe all women with diabetes should have access to a healthy support system that includes peers with diabetes. A healthy peer support system provides encouragement, empowerment, and education with the purpose of helping each woman reach their full potential in life. An empowered, informed woman with diabetes is a healthy woman with diabetes!
What We Stand For:
Diversity– DiabetesSisters strives to represent and include all women in a way that reflects the diversity of the population
Encouragement-DiabetesSisters strives to provide a healthy environment for women to seek and give encouragement in their journey with diabetes
Collaboration- In order for women with diabetes to reach their full potential we believe supportive collaboration and information exchange are essential.
Growth-DiabetesSisters promotes the growth of womens’ spirits, souls, and intellect through supportive information exchange.
Respect-DiabetesSisters promotes the respect of all women’s opinions, beliefs, questions, and concerns regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, background, or sexual orientation.