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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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Together for the Win: Our Mission, Football and Diabetes Camp

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Today is the American Diabetes Association’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, a time when Diabetes Advocates from across the country gather in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to make diabetes a priority and invest in diabetes research and prevention. Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Allison Holdgreve

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When I was 6 years old, my life changed FOREVER when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now I am 11, and FOREVER is a long time.
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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Michelle Foster

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I was encouraged to get involved with local Association activities and for that I am and will always be grateful. I have learned so much over the years both from my involvement as well as from the doctor who not only treated my diabetes but who also helped me to learn about how it affected me personally and what I needed to do to manage it effectively. Continue reading

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