Category Archives: Advocacy

2

“Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis

type1_2016-02-09

Though we have adapted to life with diabetes, I will never forget how scary that experience was. It’s not something you ever want to go through as a parent. I so wish that Cassidy’s type 1 had been picked up sooner. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in Advocacy, Family, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Talking Type 1
Tagged , , , , , , ,
3

Your Rights, One Voice: Alicia and Darcie’s Story

Alicia Shantz cropped

Alicia Shantz of Dearborn, Michigan, was looking at a police officer job listing for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office when she noticed something odd. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Life with Diabetes, Your Rights, One Voice
Tagged , , , ,
1

Your Rights, One Voice: Kamdyn’s Story

Kamdyn Wilds YROV

On Kamdyn’s second day in the program, her blood glucose level began to drop a bit, but was still within a normal range. Chelesa explained over the phone how to give Kamdyn some gummies to treat the dropping blood glucose. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Life with Diabetes, Safe at School, Talking Type 1, Your Rights, One Voice
Tagged , , , , , ,
3

We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

School children raising their hands in class

Unfortunately, many students face discrimination because of their diabetes. The goal of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is for school to be a safe—and a fair—place for every child with diabetes. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Family, Life with Diabetes, Safe at School, Success Stories, Talking Type 1, Your Rights, One Voice
Tagged , , , , , ,
2

Your Rights, One Voice: Vaughn’s Story

Untitled

So, in the spring of 2015, when Vaughn’ mother Kira got a message from camp saying he could not attend that summer, she was naturally upset. She was told, “I’m sorry for the bad news. We are not equipped to handle a camper with diabetes.” Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in Advocacy, Family, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Safe at School, Success Stories, Talking Type 1, Your Rights, One Voice
Tagged , , , , , ,
0

Your Rights, One Voice: Micaiah’s Story

Micaiah Ardianto

Three-year-old Micaiah Ardianto, who has type 1 diabetes, attended a local Head Start program in Yamhill County, Oregon. The school had a medical care policy that they felt did not allow them to care for his diabetes. This meant that Micaiah could not attend school without a parent there to do so. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in Advocacy, Family, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Safe at School, Stop Diabetes, Success Stories, Your Rights, One Voice
Tagged , , , , , , ,
0

A Cause for Celebration

Honorees with their Awards (From Left to Right), Chris Cashman, EVP Independence Blue Cross; Dr. Allen Ho, Dr. Neva White, Dr. Mark Schutta, and event host William George, CEO of Health Partners Plans.

For the American Diabetes Association’s 75th anniversary, all year long we have been honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements. Continue reading

Tweet this post    Share on Facebook    Email this post
Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Breaking News, Staff Stories, Stop Diabetes
Tagged , , ,