Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2015
DiabetesSisters announced today that it has received joint funding from Boehringer-Ingelheim and Eli Lilly in the amount of $50,000 to support the creation of DiabetesSisters’ first Educational Library. The multi-sponsored Library, intended to educate women with diabetes, their families, and the public about the unique challenges faced by women with diabetes, will be available in print and online later this year. The first educational pieces created for the Library will be geared specifically toward African-American and Hispanic women living with diabetes.
DiabetesSisters believes receiving accurate information and support as soon as possible is critical to women’s success in managing their diabetes. With a presence in over 32 cities in the United States through their signature PODS Meetup program, more than 18,000 monthly website visitors, and over 12,000 active members, DiabetesSisters will distribute the educational pieces through their own national network as well as partnering organization’s networks.
“DiabetesSisters is honored to have the opportunity to work with Boehringer-Ingelheim and Lilly to bring much needed educational resources to the diabetes community. We appreciate their support and understanding of the critical nature of this kind of education,” said DiabetesSisters’ Founder and CEO, Brandy Barnes.
A 510c3 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 with and at risk of diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf. The organization’s 12,000-member peer network unites women with diabetes for the purpose of support, education and advocacy. Signature programs include the PODS Meetup Program, DiabetesSisters’ Conferences throughout the U.S., the Life Class Webinar Series, and online blogs, forums, and expert resources. For more information, visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.