• Have you ever considered how diabetes uniquely impacts women? 
  • Maybe you are wondering, how do the changes to Roe v. Wade impact my patient with diabetes? 
  • Are you curious, confused, or unsure about how to address the unique needs of women, including women from marginalized communities?  
  • Do you want to deepen your understanding of how women and mothers are at greater risk of experiencing health inequity?

If you said yes, you wouldn’t want to miss the Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference. 

This virtual conference is happening on Sept 26 from 12-5 EDT, and it is for health care professionals interested in increasing health equity in diabetes care.

This conference provides 4 CPE for the people working in diabetes care!



What will you get?

This live, virtual mini-conference provides four continuing education units from Northern AHEC and Commission for Dietetic Registration, CDR.


Who should attend? 

  • Registered Nurses, 
  • Social Workers, 
  • Mental Health Workers, 
  • Community Health Workers, and 
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists



While most diabetes programs suggest that diabetes is the same for men and women, you know it isn’t true. 


  • Women and mothers are more than ever at risk because of the recent changes to reproductive rights. These changes require diabetes care professionals to understand the role of preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum care. 
  • Regarding food, you know women are often the primary decision maker. You are ready to dive deeper into food oppression, exploring how a woman’s food access impacts her and her family's food choices and overall diabetes care.
  • When a woman becomes a mother, a transformation occurs; from a counseling perspective, how can you acknowledge this deeply personal shift? How does diabetes impact that transformation for mothers and their families? 
  • How can you talk about the 'loved' foods in a client's diet without breaking trust or being culturally insensitive? This presentation will energize your nonjudgmental counseling skills to help you understand the inequities in our food supply for marginalized communities and how this impacts women, higher-weight women, and women from BIPOC communities.

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These are the questions that the Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference will help you answer.

  • It is all happening on Sept 26 from 12 to 5 pm EDT. 
  • 4 CPE are provided in this live, virtual conference. 
  • This isn’t your typical conference - so don’t miss learning about the topics that are timely, personal, and so important to diabetes care. 
  • Enroll today!


Host and Coordinator

Meet ShLanda Burton, founder of the National Birth Coalition.org, a nonprofit organization with the vision to eliminate birth and health disparities by providing education on Black Women's Health and Nutrition.

Follow her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/balancedbyburton/





Session 1:

Reproductive Health, the role of Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum blood sugar.

The recent Supreme Court decision to end Roe v Wade has radically changed women's reproductive rights. This presentation will explore how elevated blood sugar can impact a woman’s health before, during, and after pregnancy. 

Session 2:

Food Democracy or Apartheid?
Understanding food inequity and
the impact it has on women

When it comes to food, women still take the lead in shopping, meal planning, preparation, and overseeing the nutritional well-being of their families. This workshop will focus on the hidden barriers around diabetes and nutrition for marginalized communities.

Session 3:

Becoming A Mother: Fostering resilience and restorative healing for all women

What emerges when a woman transitions from being an individual to a mother? This presentation will explore what women gain, lose and face when they become mothers and how this can have unintended consequences on overall diabetes care.

Session 4:

Nonjudgmental ways to talk about food, eating, bodies, and elevated blood sugar

How can you talk about the 'loved' foods in a client's diet without breaking trust or being culturally insensitive? This presentation will energize your nonjudgmental counseling skills to help you understand the inequities in our food supply for marginalized communities.

A smiling family (Black) eating dinner with two small children

Features of the Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference


  • Cutting-edge presentations are designed to help you understand clear ways to increase health equity for women with or at risk of diabetes. 
  • Expert speakers from the BIPOC community
  • The presentation follows the IDC layered learning format to deepen your understanding. Starting with the topic of inclusion, learn about Reproductive Health, the role of Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum blood sugar. Then you will explore health equity by attending Food Democracy or Apartheid: Understanding food inequity and its impact on women. Moving to trauma-informed care, understand how a women’s identity shifts in Becoming A Mother: Fostering resilience and restorative healing for all women and finally, Non-judgmental ways to talk about food, eating, bodies, and elevated blood sugar.
  • Understanding inclusion and the social determinants of health is challenging, which is why we provide additional reflections and questions to deepen your understanding of health equity.
  • Safety and trust are essential to having meaningful discussions. This is why we have a private community (not on Facebook) for ongoing discussion.


Benefits of attending Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference


  • Virtual, live, 5-hour event - no travel, 
  • Half-day event
  • Affordable
  • CPE for Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Workers, Community Health Workers, Pharmacists, and Dietitians

Don’t miss out! Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference mini-workshop helps you understand the complex nature of health inequity caused by historical, intergenerational, persistent institutional, and personal trauma. This workshop is part of the Inclusive Diabetes Care Certificate program. It provides individuals like you working in diabetes care a way to move out of your work silos and join a community of diverse colleagues who share your commitment to improving health equity. 




The Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care

is part of the Inclusive Diabetes Care Certificate program. Learn more about the IDC Certificate, and when enrollment for the 3rd cohort begins, download Can an Intensive Health Equity Program Improve Diabetes Outcomes? Ebook. 




Inclusive Diabetes Care believes we can foster a felt sense of belonging to a diverse group that stands in solidarity supporting all bodies impacted or at risk of diabetes.  We believe that health equity in diabetes care creates a felt sense of ease and sustainability. Providing trauma-Informed diabetes care helps our clients feel the sense of being seen and heard. Our approach is helping professionals practice their non-judgmental counseling approach skills to humanize knowledge-driven educational sessions to offer patient-centered care.

You want to attend the Women’s Health: Connecting Health Equity and Diabetes Care Conference!

  • The date again is Sept 26 from 12 to 5 pm EDT. 
  • 4 CPE are provided in this live, virtual conference. 
  • This isn’t your typical conference - so don’t miss out! 
  • Enroll today!

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