But what about areas that aren't so lucky. What about places were there is no local support? More importantly, what about places where the population is spread out and gathering in person isn't as easy as it is in a tiny state like Connecticut? Well, I was thrilled to hear DiabetesSisters is starting a Virtual PODS Meetup. And when asked if I'd like to lead it, I was even more thrilled to accept! This month's Virtual PODS will happen this Thursday, October 16th at 8:00 p.m. EST!
Here is a little more information on PODS from DiabetesSisters:
Whether you were diagnosed with diabetes yesterday or 30 years ago, PODS meet ups offer you a safe, nurturing place that you can go for personalized peer support. Hosted monthly, PODS meet ups are designed to provide informal support and education to women of all ages with all types of diabetes (prediabetes, gestational, type 1, type 1.5, type 2, etc.).
At each meet up, participants are encouraged to focus on their own health and share their life experiences with other women who understand their unique challenges.
Our Virtual PODS meetup will be held using GoToMeetings and our topic this month is a great one. We'll be discussing "Tips for Making It Easier". If you would like to join us please email me at Karen@diabetessisters.org so I can send you the meeting link.