Category Archives: National Youth Advocate

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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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Get to Know our 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui!

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From the beginning, my family, friends, doctors and the American Diabetes Association have had such a huge influence on me. Continue reading

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Talking Type 2: Elizabeth Jones

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Elizabeth’s story is the last in our series of blogs about young adults living with type 2 diabetes. With a strong family history of the disease, she says getting type 2 was never a matter of “if,” but “when.” But she’s much healthier now, and planning to run her first 8K later this month! Continue reading

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Introducing Heather Berg, Our 2013 National Youth Advocate!

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My earliest experience with diabetes was in 2003, when my younger brother Aiden was diagnosed with type 1 at 14 months old. I never would have believed my life would come to the same fate a year and a half … Continue reading

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The Search is On for Our Next National Youth Advocate!

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Imagine yourself spending a year spreading diabetes awareness and advocating for people affected by the disease through public speaking engagements, events and the media. Not only that, but picture sharing diabetes stories with politicians, testifying before Congress and advancing the … Continue reading

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Meet Our 2012 National Youth Advocate, Logan Nicole Gregory

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As the American Diabetes Association’s 2012 National Youth Advocate, I will spend the year promoting the Association’s advocacy initiatives and encouraging children and adults to become involved in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Continue reading

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Are You the Next National Youth Advocate?

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The search is on! Now through October 28, we are accepting applications for our 2012 National Youth Advocate. The position is open to people ages 14-17 with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are passionate about our fight to StopDiabetes®. Continue reading

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