Category Archives: Advocacy

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Connecting the Dots in Diabetes Care

On Nov. 21, a select group of diabetes patient advocates, entrepreneurs, health care practitioners, device designers, pharmaceutical companies and industry experts met for the fourth annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit. Continue reading

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“You don’t have to like it…”

Nellie Kassebaum

Running has given me a totally new outlook. I could’ve sat down and let my diabetes take over. But I took a stand. I knew that exercise would change my life, and I credit it with so much more than just helping me with my diabetes treatment. Continue reading

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Join Our Twitter Chat with Actor Derek Theler – Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. ET!

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Join the American Diabetes Association for a special one-hour Twitter chat as we get to know actor Derek Theler and learn more about his diabetes awareness efforts! Continue reading

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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

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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!

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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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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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