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Safe Air Travel with Diabetes

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With Memorial Day weekend coming up, many people across the country will begin planning their summer vacations (if not already). However, for people living with diabetes, there is often a lot more preparation involved, from packing extra medications and supplies to securing doctors’ notes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Andrés’ Story

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When Adriana asked about diabetes care in the afternoons, she was told by a few of the camp directors that they could not offer any options for afternoon care. They did not propose anything to ease her concerns. Adriana wondered who would be there for Andrés after the camp nurse left each day — and if he could even attend at all. Continue reading

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#IDriveMyHealth: Olivia’s Story

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I credit part of my successes to my role models with diabetes, such as Ryan Reed. I became a fan of Ryan and the Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign as soon as I heard about it in 2013. Having someone with diabetes in the spotlight motivates me to never give up. Continue reading

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Time To Step It Up, America!

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As CEO of the American Diabetes Association, I see research and statistics every day that reinforce the importance of staying active to reduce risk factors surrounding diabetes. One fact that stands out in particular is that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of serious, potentially life-threatening health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading

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Diabetes Distress: Causes, Research and Tips to Manage

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If you live with diabetes, it can be added source of stress—and in turn, stress can make diabetes more difficult to manage. The ongoing and endless list of things you need to think about can feel overwhelming: constantly checking your blood glucose, knowing exactly what you are eating, remembering to inject insulin or take your medications—not to mention the unexpected swings in your blood glucose levels at the most inopportune times. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Kelly’s Diabetes Story

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Describing life with diabetes as a “24/7 job” is a common theme in the diabetes community. What with juggling healthy eating, exercise, medication, doctor visits, health insurance costs, etc.—diabetes care sometimes seems to take as much time and concentration as what one does for a living. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kiara’s Story

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Kiara, who is 11 years old and has type 1 diabetes, recently faced an episode of low blood glucose while riding the bus. Although she keeps glucose tabs in her backpack, on that particular day, Kiara didn’t have enough available. The bus driver pulled over and a fellow student gave Kiara a juice box to help. Continue reading

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