Diabetes often creates anxiety and fear in people who are looking for hope and inspiration. So, the intention here is to bypass the humdrum and confusing fuselage of diabetes do's and don'ts. The Sisterhood of Diabetes engages us with stories and profiles that inspire through the challenges and adventures of accomplished women. Athletes, scholars, champions in multiple ways, these women carry their diabetes in their back pockets as they venture forth in life.
Individual personalities in The Sisterhood of Diabetes are characterized through their families, personal relationships, education, sports, team participation and their consciousness to give back to others _ all revolving around the subject of diabetes. We learn how they develop in their sports and take themselves to the highest potential of achievement, balancing diabetes and athletics. They play hard _ move fast _ and seek out challenges. Their energy whirls and emerges with spins to inspire all of us.
It certainly has been enlightening to tell the stories of these remarkable girls and women. The Sisterhood of Diabetes book will soon be published and available to fire up your imagination and encourage you to surmount obstacles in your life as you learn more about exercise, sports and managing diabetes. You will find updates about publication and excerpts from the book as well as a continuous stream of spirited and emboldening profiles on women, sports and living an active life with diabetes on this website.
Judith Jones Ambrosini
diabetes, exercise and food writer, journalist and author of The Sisterhood of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes with nearly 50 years of activity