The DiabetesSisters Team Expands to Include Heather Gabel as Program Assistant

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Heather Gabel Joins DiabetesSisters Team as Program Assistant

DiabetesSisters welcomed Heather Gabel to the DiabetesSisters team as Program Assistant on August 3, 2015. Gabel has been living with diabetes since 2001 and has been an active member of the diabetes community since 2012. Gabel’s previous work experience includes program and administrative assistance at the Diabetes Hands Foundation and consulting for University of Michigan and University of California at San Francisco. Gabel is currently earning her Ph.D in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her primary research interests pertain to online health communities and community participatory action research.

Gabel’s work at DiabetesSisters will involve maintaining the DiabetesSisters social media presence, creating and sending monthly newsletters, representing DiabetesSisters at various conferences, assisting in the creation of new educational materials for PODS meet ups, servicing the DiabetesSisters website, and applying her graduate studies to the DiabetesSisters community whenever applicable.

About DiabetesSisters:
A 510(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 with diabetes and those 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.; and the Life Class Webinar Series and online blogs, forums, and expert resources. For more information, visit

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