August 2, 2016

DiabetesSisters and the Society for Women’s Health Research Release A Report On Women and Diabetes

Women and Diabetes: 10 Relevant Health Topics for Women Living with Diabetes, Advancing Women’s Health through Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

DiabetesSisters and the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) have partnered to create “Women & Diabetes: 10 Relevant Health Topics for Women Living with Diabetes,” a report that aims to educate women living with diabetes, diabetes educators and healthcare providers on a variety of relevant health topics.

Edited by Aimee Gallagher, MPH, MS (SWHR) and Anna Norton, MS (DiabetesSisters), the report highlights issues specific to women living with diabetes, ranging from prevention, management, interventions and disparities, to different hormonal milestones during a woman’s lifespan.

One topic addressed in the report, Planning For A Healthy Pregnancy In Women With Type 1 Diabetes, will be presented later this month at the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Annual Meeting in San Diego. The report’s topics, selected on a basis of importance to women and the healthcare providers and educators who interact with them, are intended to further facilitate discussions between the health and research communities and address the needs of women living with diabetes.

Supported by grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck, and Novo Nordisk, the report brought together experts in the diabetes field including:

Experts represented various institutions including: American Diabetes Association, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Cedars-Sinai, The Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To read the entire report, please visit:



About DiabetesSisters

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, DiabetesSisters is the only organization worldwide focusing exclusively on women with diabetes. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with and at risk of developing diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf. DiabetesSisters has a 10,000-member peer network that unites women with diabetes for the purpose of support, education, and advocacy. Signature programs include monthly small group meetings (PODS Meetups); DiabetesSisters conferences throughout the U.S.; the Life Class Webinar Series, and online blogs, forums, and expert resources. For more information, visit

About SWHR

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought-leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers and health advocates, SWHR aims to bring attention to the variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or predominantly affect women. For more information, visit  Follow us on Twitter at