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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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A Conversation with Crystal Woodward and Dr. Fran Cogen: Part 3

Recently, our Safe at School Director, Crystal Woodward, 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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Government Affairs & Advocacy Newsletter Update: July 2018

Our Advocacy team’s been working hard this year–check out these updates on current initiatives, past successes and upcoming projects. Continue reading

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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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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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How to Advocate for Friends and Family in Jail and Prison

Recently, the American Diabetes Association requested to join a lawsuit concerning the failure to provide adequate diabetes care to prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility in Tennessee. It is far too common for jails and prisons fail to meet … Continue reading

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