Only women's diabetes conference in the world heads to San Francisco

A weekend focused on women's health, wellness and transformation will bring together diabetic women from all across the nation to San Francisco this October.

DiabetesSisters has announced its sixth annual Weekend for Women Conference to be held at the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, 2013.

Transforming diabetes management

The event's theme this year is Health, Wellness & Transformation, and the weekend will help women connect with one another to share resources and experiences – whether they are newly diagnosed diabetics or have been living with the condition for years.

"This conference will challenge women's current view of their diabetes and the role it plays in their lives," said Brandy Barnes, DiabetesSisters' Founder and CEO.  "The entire weekend will be a time for women to focus on themselves and start making positive changes that will transform their diabetes management."

The keynote speaker at the conference will be Natalie Strand, M.D., who was part of the first all-female team to win CBS' "The Amazing Race" in 2010. Strand has lived with Type 1 diabetes since 1991.

Event specifics

Every woman at the conference will be recognized at a special dinner ceremony for the number of years she has lived with diabetes. Attendees will also hear from leading experts and diabetes advocates during educational sessions throughout the weekend.

The third Partner's Perspective Program – a conference that helps the partners, spouses and family members of women with diabetes understand the disease better – will be held simultaneously at the same hotel.

Registration for the Weekend for Women Conference is $200 and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

The Diabetes Awareness Walk will wrap up the weekend and starts at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Embassy Suites Hotel. The goal of the walk – which will be open to the community – is to raise $15,000 to support DiabetesSisters' programs and services.

More information about the conference and registration details can be found on the DiabetesSisters' website.

Source: Diabetes Health

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