Category Archives: Safe at School

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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

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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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Stopping Diabetes through Advocacy

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Advocacy is such an important part of what the American Diabetes Association does to Stop Diabetes®. From Capitol Hill to statehouses and courthouses across the country, we are committed to ensuring we have the programs and resources in place to save lives, improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes and Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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Protecting Children with Diabetes: The Safe at School Program

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Back to school is a stressful time for us all but it can be especially difficult for parents of children with diabetes. As the American Diabetes Association’s lead staff person working to make sure children with diabetes are safe and treated fairly in school — but more importantly, as a mother who has sent her child with diabetes back to school — I know firsthand the range of emotions families face this time of year. Continue reading

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