I’ve been leading DiabetesSisters Virtual PODS for almost two years now. I love getting together each month to discuss diabetes with women all over the United States. I’ve learned so much from each and every “sister”. It’s been especially interesting to hear some of the different challenges we may face based on where in our country we live. Weather can cause challenges. Urban areas may have different resources than rural areas. Different types of foods may or may not be available. It really gives me something to think about.
And when I co-hosted our first Global PODS in February, with Elizabeth from T1International, all of these things got bumped up to the next level. There are challenges faced by women with diabetes in other countries that I have never fathomed. And still, we also have so much in common, which is a comforting and uniting circumstance. So I am very excited to co-host our second Global PODS tomorrow. I can’t wait to reconnect with some of the women from around the world that I (virtually) met last time and get to know some new attendees. We’ll be discussing access, comparing and contrasting pressing access issues in each of our countries and brainstorming for possible solutions.
If you are women living with any type of diabetes and would like to join us, please email me or Elizabeth so we can send you the meeting link. We’ll be holding the Global PODS tomorrow, Friday July 29th, at 3pm GMT. (Click here to see what time that is in your corner of the world . . . . )