Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2017
DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Graffeo to the DiabetesSisters staff as Program Manager. Karen has been and active volunteer with DiabetesSisters since 2014, hosting the monthly Virtual PODS support group meetups. She has been actively involved with the diabetes online community since creating her patient blog, Bitter-Sweet, in 2008, and founded Diabetes Blog Week in May of 2010. This annual online event is aimed at helping to connect and unite bloggers with all types of diabetes through a week of blogging, and it continues to grow and evolved each year under Karen's leadership. Recently, she oversaw content creation and moderation of the DiabetesSistersVoices, an online community focusing on research needs of women living with diabetes.
She has been living with diabetes since December of 1979, and brings a wide perspective in patient advocacy. In her role, she will oversee social media engagement including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She will also manage the organization’s website, http://www.diabetessisters.org, and serve as content director for the monthly e-newsletter.
“As DiabetesSisters continues to grow, so does our need for relevant content and engagement for our community,” said Anna Norton, CEO of DiabetesSisters. “I am excited about Karen’s new role within the organization.”
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, DiabetesSisters is the only organization nationwide focusing exclusively on women living 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 13,000-member peer network that unites women with diabetes for the purpose of support, education, and advocacy. Signature programs include monthly peer support meetings (PODS Meetups); the Life Class Webinar Series and online blogs, forums, and expert resources; and conferences throughout the US. For more information, visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.