Category Archives: Advocacy

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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

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!

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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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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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