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Parents Talking Type 1: Annie & Hannah

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I am constantly telling Hannah, “We are never guaranteed tomorrow. If something was to ever happen to me or your dad, I have to know that you will always take care of your body so that you can live a long, fulfilling life.” Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Nick and Emma

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We recently asked our Facebook and Twitter communities to send us their stories—specifically, what it’s like to be the parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes. Having received a lot of wonderful stories, we’re excited to present these … Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Twitter Chat — Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. ET!

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The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is dedicated to making sure that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their peers. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Nico’s Story

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Jodi Gast, of Hollywood, Fla., was trying to hold back tears. It was October 2014, and she had to take her 6-year-old son, Nico, to the emergency room because he was sick. Continue reading

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How a Landmark Civil Rights Law Has Protected People with Diabetes for 25 Years

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities, including diabetes. But there was still a great need for education among employers, day care providers and others. Continue reading

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Diabetes Myths – Busted.

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There are many myths that make it difficult for people to understand the hard facts about diabetes. We join the diverse diabetes community in setting the record straight. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Marissa’s Story

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Four-year-old Marissa was happily attending a Head Start preschool program in Philadelphia. But everything changed after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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