Category Archives: Safe at School

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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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Safe at School – A Personal Story

Amy Johnson, 2010 National Youth Advocate and Volunteer, American Diabetes Association

The thought of going to school and managing my diabetes at the same time—with gym classes, cafeteria meals, the occasional test stress—was scary enough. Having to stand up for myself and defend my ability to check my blood glucose, visit the nurse’s office as needed and even take water or bathroom breaks was an entirely different burden. Continue reading

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Diabetes Advocate Honored By WebMD

Tracy and Jared Milligan Blog Size

The Association is thrilled to announce that one of our extraordinary diabetes advocates, Tracy Milligan of Jacksonville, Florida, has been named a 2013 WebMD Health Heroes award winner. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Child Safe at School This Fall

Tracy Milligan has been a dedicated diabetes advocate for her son Jared, and for all children living with diabetes in Florida.

It’s Aug. 1, which means the crisp fall days of a new school year are fast approaching. While children across the country are picking up new Superman backpacks and Sponge Bob Square Pants lunch boxes, the families of kids with diabetes have a longer list of supplies to gather, tasks to complete and concerns to address. Continue reading

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Celebrating People in Action to Stop Diabetes: Hawaii and Louisiana

Ewa Makai Middle School PSA winners, Hawaii

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and the American Diabetes Association is celebrating service for people touched by diabetes. These 2012 Stop Diabetes Community Award winners demonstrate what volunteering for a great cause is all about! Continue reading

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Because Diabetes Doesn’t Take Recess

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For some parents, back-to-school time is a highly anticipated and exciting annual ritual. But for parents of children with diabetes this can trigger a large headache. The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign aims to get rid of fears like these and protect these children. Continue reading

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