Brandy Barnes of Diabetes Sisters
Type 1 Diabetes, 1990
“We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with and at risk of developing Diabetes.”
Brandy Barnes, MSW is the Founder/CEO of Diabetes Sisters. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1990 as a sophomore in high school. Brandy is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work. Prior to DiabetesSisters, she worked as a Senior Sales Representative at sanofi-aventis. She also served as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at UNC Diabetes Care Center and as a Marketing Manager at the American Cancer Society. Brandy has served on the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council since 2002. Her biggest support comes from her husband, Chris, and her daughter, Summer.
Diabetes Sisters is a 501c3 national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with and at risk of developing Diabetes; and to advocate on their behalf. The organization offers a variety of online and in-person programs focused on the unique needs of women with Diabetes. Online, Diabetes Sisters offers programs such as a SisterMatch program, Women’s Forum, and sisterTALK blogs. In-person, women can attend local PODS Meetups in cities throughout the US or a Weekend for Women Conference.