Category Archives: Advocacy

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The Journey of a Beauty Queen . . . with Diabetes

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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

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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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Have Diabetes, Will Travel!

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Stopping Diabetes in the Asian American Community

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and continue to do so every day. To help commemorate, we spoke with Dr. George … Continue reading

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Join Our #DTravel Twitter Chat – May 8 at 1 p.m. ET!

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UPDATE: Click here for a summary of this #DTravel Twitter chat.   Summer travel season is almost here! Wherever you go, your diabetes comes with you. Traveling with diabetes has its challenges, but if you know your rights and plan … Continue reading

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