DiabetesSisters, Inc.

aka DiabetesSisters   |   Bolingbrook, IL   |  www.diabetessisters.org

Mission

DiabetesSisters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf.

Ruling year info

2009

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Norton

Main address

1112 W Boughton Rd, #180

Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA

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EIN

26-2964716

NTEE code info

Diseases of Specific Organs (G40)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Medical Disciplines (G90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Part of DiabetesSisters (PODS) Meetups

Since 2010 Part Of DiabetesSisters (PODS) Meetups have offered monthly support to women living with any type of diabetes or prediabetes, and provided a nonjudgmental place to discuss the successes and challenges of living with diabetes. Led by women who live with diabetes, the groups offer true peer support focused on women and diabetes. The PODS Meetup Program reaches more than 1,300 women annually, in person (in 22 states) and online (members meet via computer cameras from the comfort of their own home). Women age 18 and up, living with any type of diabetes or prediabetes, are invited to attend PODS Meetups.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

The DiabetesSisters Leadership Institute provides active PODS Leaders opportunities to develop and enhance skills in facilitating conversations among women living with all types of diabetes and prediabetes; create open, welcoming atmospheres that encourage honest discussions; brainstorm ways to promote, recruit, maintain, and grow PODS Meetups; and listen to and share with PODS Leaders from around the nation.

Leadership Institute participants are selected based on (1) demonstrated leadership in DiabetesSisters and PODS Meetups; (2) record of dependability and teamwork; (3) demonstrated commitment to and passion for diverse, inclusive, respectful, supportive groups; and (4) locations of PODS Meetups.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

DiabetesSisters began our Minority Initiative in 2016 in order to increase awareness, education, peer support, and resources for African American, Hispanic, South Asian, and other underserved populations of women living with any type of diabetes or prediabetes. We seek partnership opportunities with established businesses, churches, and organizations that have interest in serving minority populations.

Topics/themes from Minority Initiative programs have included:

*Cooking culturally appropriate meals that taste good and aren't hard on blood sugar or blood pressure
*Accessing diabetes self-management tools and education
*Getting accurate information and making decisions about medications, medical devices, and health care.
*Advocating for oneself as women living with diabetes
*Addressing shame and stigma about living with diabetes from healthcare providers, community members, and family
*Creating safe, respectful spaces for women with all types of diabetes to share, learn, and get peer support
*Increasing the number and diversity of females in clinical trials.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DiabetesSisters, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michele Polz

M1 Consulting

Term: 2020 - 2022

Michele Polz

M1 Consulting

David Warren, JD

US Bankruptcy Court

Vicki Norris

Highwoods Properties

Diana Karczmarczyk

District of Columbia Metro Police Dept

Tricia Cedotal

LifeScan Global Corp

Deborah Greenwood

Dexcom

Frank LaVernia, MD

North Broward Diabetes Center

Andrea Thomas

United Planning Organization

Shelby Kinnaird

Put on Your Apron

Donna Rice

Root Cause Health

Barbara Eichorst

Kindred at Home Gentiva

Heather Walker

University of Utah

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability