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Hi there...My name is Lori and I started a support group back in December. I'm Type 1 and was looking for support when I came across an amazing organization called Diabetes Sisters that was created back East in North Carolina by a women named Brandy who is Type 1 and was needing support. She started Diabetes Sisters and now I'm trying to bring that same feel and support for women to the East Coast / Northern Ca. I now have about 30 ladies in my group all ranging in age from early 20's to late 60's. Some have had diabetes for many years while others just a few. Some of us pump insulin and some of us don't. I originally was having the meetings at my home in Petaluma but due to the increased attendance :) I moved the meetings to a conference room at a Fire Station in Novato. If you are in need of support and would like to meet other women who know how you feel, please email me at lori@diabetessisters.org. We have enjoyed each other so much that we have met for dinners, have a PRIVATE facebook page and have a walk/hike planned. I have posted our next meeting on the events page.
In Sisterhood...Lori

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Yes, please join us! We're a lively, informative group and we love to share ideas, help with issues and just generally support each other through this sometimes crazy journey.

If you'd like to be added to our Facebook group, please "friend" either Lori Veliquette or me, Valerie Adams, and we'll add you. If you're not a FB member, I can assure you, our group is reason enough to become one.

In sisterhood and good health,

I couldn't have said it any better than that! Thanks Valerie!!!

I would definitely be interested in this. How far is Novato from Rocklin, do you know? Thank you! :o)

Novato is about 2 hours away from Rocklin. My father-in-law lives in Rocklin and we go there alot. Our group has started to have other gatherings outside our monthly meetings like dinner and hikes. We would love for you to join us if you can sometime. I also included you in our facebook page. Feel free to ask questions or comment anytime. We are all here for each other. Take Care




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