Category Archives: Advocacy

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A Closer Look at a Diabetes Champion

Alexys Fleming

Today we are thrilled to showcase the incredible efforts of a Red Strider from the Chicago area: Alexys Fleming. If you don’t know Alexys by name, you may know her work as a makeup artist and social media sensation! Read on to find out what makes her a Champion to Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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Fairness for Kids at School

Elementary school class outside

August can be a particularly stressful time of year for parents, especially for those who have children with diabetes. Along with focusing on traditional back-to-school prep—like stocking up on school supplies, hitting the mall for fashionable fall clothes and scrambling … Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Facebook Chat — Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ET!

Safe at School logo

On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the Association will hold a special Facebook chat on keeping children with diabetes Safe at School. Special guest Crystal Jackson, Director for Legal Advocacy, will answer fan questions live! Continue reading

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Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Ask the Expert, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Safe at School, Stop Diabetes, Tips and ideas
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The Journey of a Beauty Queen . . . with Diabetes

rachel janovsky

Four years ago, I decided to compete in my first beauty pageant. . . . I knew that one day, the spotlight would be on me and I could use this spotlight to talk about diabetes. Continue reading

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Jody Barton, Stop Diabetes Ambassador

Jody Barton

Today we’re getting to know one of the newest members of our Stop Diabetes Celebrity Cabinet, professional athlete Jody Barton. When Jody was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her doctor told her that life as she knew it was over and she would no longer be able to enjoy the active lifestyle she loved. But she didn’t let that stop her! Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Sue Carnicle

I am a worrier and she is a free spirit. Kendra knows what she should do, but she doesn’t always make the best choices. It’s difficult for me to let go—we’ve been doing this together for almost nine years. I’m trying, and quite frankly I have no choice because she leaves for college in the fall. Continue reading

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Ryan and Basma: Role Models for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Ryan Reed and Basma Abdellaoui at the Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference

NASCAR driver and spokesperson for the Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign presented by Lilly Diabetes, Ryan Reed, and the Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui, are at the 15th annual Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference to share their personal experiences of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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