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Access to diabetes medications and supplies are a necessity, not a luxury

Dictionary Series : Diabetes

Mississippi State Representative Jeffrey S. Guice’s June 27, 2016, email message to a family regarding Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage of diabetes supplies demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the daily and life-long challenges and costs of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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25 Legends: Eric James

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In 1973, my older brother, Bobby James, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 6 years old (I was only 3). Diabetes management was substantially different back then—he used urine strips to measure his blood glucose levels. Despite the rudimentary tools available to my brother, he seemed to handle his diabetes well and also managed to become the best big brother. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Jazmyne’s Story

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One day at school in late January 2016, 7-year-old Jazmyne Codes, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, received her insulin dose an hour late. The assistant principal informed her mother, CaTasha, of the incident. When CaTasha asked why that happened, she was told that the regular school nurse wasn’t available. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Dave’s Diabetes Story

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Life took a huge detour 39 years ago when I walked out of the Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle. I carried with me a bag of literature on diabetes, some new experience injecting an orange with water and a feeling that normal was now just a word situated in the middle of the dictionary. Fortunately for me, I’ve never been very fond of that word.

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Driving Advancements in Diabetes Research at our Scientific Sessions

Presenters during a press conference at the American Diabetes Association's 76th Annual Meeting. Photo by © ADA/Todd Buchanan.

If you were looking for the world’s leading diabetes researchers last week, you would have found them in New Orleans. The American Diabetes Association’s 76th Annual Scientific Sessions—the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional meeting centered on diabetes—took place June 10-14 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Continue reading

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Swimming, Archery and Empowerment: Lisa and Nichole’s Diabetes Camp Story

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Diabetes Camps provide a safe place for children living with diabetes to just be kids and enjoy traditional summer camp activities–Lisa shares her daughter Nichole’s Diabetes Camp story. Continue reading

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#IDriveMyHealth: Amanda’s Story

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I will never forget the day my dad picked me up from school and took me to the doctor to get a routine checkup, 16 years ago. While my dad and I saw the doctor, my mom spoke with her friend on the phone. She told her friend: “I’m sure she’s fine. It’s not like she has diabetes or anything.” Continue reading

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