Author Archives: American Diabetes Association

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Keeping Mom and Child Healthy After Gestational Diabetes [Guest Blogger]

(NAPS)—Gestational diabetes is something to be concerned about after and not just during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you … Continue reading

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Introduction – LaShawn McIver, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Advocacy & Community Integrated Health

Thanks to the continued support of over 500,000 diabetes advocates, the American Diabetes Association has continued to address the barriers faced by people with diabetes in their everyday life. This fall, we celebrated a historic win that was achieved through a legal advocacy victory nearly 2 decades in the making. Learn more about our recent advocacy activities. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: James’ Story

For the last two years, James Wilson has worked as a behavioral health technician at an addiction treatment center in Illinois. James has found great meaning in this work with rehabilitation patients and has enjoyed his responsibility of conducting patient … Continue reading

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Prince Hall Shriners and the ADA: Coming Together to Stop Diabetes

The Prince Hall Shriners (PHS) is one of the world’s largest black fraternal organizations, with more than 25,000 members in the U.S. Over the last 10 years, the Prince Hall Shriners organization has partnered with the American Diabetes Association as … Continue reading

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Pathway to Stop Diabetes: A Radical New Road for Diabetes Research

Letter from Karen Talmadge, PhD, 2018 Chair, American Diabetes Association Board of Directors: The American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes® research program is celebrating its fifth year of attracting a new generation of brilliant scientists into the field of … Continue reading

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Embracing New Diabetes Technology at Camp: Laurie Diasio’s Story

For nearly 70 years, our Camps have served as a lifeline for kids with diabetes ages 4 to 18 and their families, allowing children to develop the critical skills they need to thrive while managing this disease. On-site medical volunteers … Continue reading

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Advocacy Update: Diabetes Research and Programs Funding

This spring, Congress finally increased funding for diabetes research and prevention programs. The Special Diabetes Program, which supports type 1 diabetes research and type 2 diabetes prevention programs in Native communities, was funded through September 30, 2019 at $600 million … Continue reading

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