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Your Rights, One Voice: The Bemis Family’s Story

Our daughter Nora was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was two years old. While her diagnosis was initially a shock, over time, life with diabetes has become second nature to us and caring for Nora has made our … Continue reading

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Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions living with diabetes

During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart. The … Continue reading

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Pregnant with Type 2 Diabetes: Lynda’s Story

ADA staff member Lynda Jimenez talks planning for a baby while managing type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Our Mission in Action: 2018 National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day Recap

Each year on the first Wednesday in May, we celebrate National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, a day to spread awareness about the dangers of excessive sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day. And 2018 … Continue reading

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Mission Impact: Letter from Barbara Byrd Keenan, CEO of The Endocrine Society

In the past year, we’ve worked with multiple other diabetes organizations to support all people living with and at risk for diabetes. In this edition of our Mission Impact letter, the Chief Executive Officer of The Endocrine Society shares her … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Crystal Jackson and Dr. Fran Cogen: Part 2

Recently, our Safe at School Director, Crystal Jackson, got the chance to chat with Fran Cogen, MD, CDE, Director of Diabetes Services and Interim Co-Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cogen’s practice serves approximately 1,800 patients in the … Continue reading

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#ThisIsDiabetes on Capitol Hill: 2018 Call to Congress Recap

Last month, we brought advocates from across the nation to Capitol Hill for the 2018 Call to Congress advocacy day. The group included children and adults living with diabetes and family members, as well as researchers, physicians and health care … Continue reading

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