Category Archives: Safe at School

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kamdyn’s Story

Kamdyn Wilds YROV

On Kamdyn’s second day in the program, her blood glucose level began to drop a bit, but was still within a normal range. Chelesa explained over the phone how to give Kamdyn some gummies to treat the dropping blood glucose. Continue reading

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We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

School children raising their hands in class

Unfortunately, many students face discrimination because of their diabetes. The goal of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is for school to be a safe—and a fair—place for every child with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Vaughn’s Story

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So, in the spring of 2015, when Vaughn’ mother Kira got a message from camp saying he could not attend that summer, she was naturally upset. She was told, “I’m sorry for the bad news. We are not equipped to handle a camper with diabetes.” Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Micaiah’s Story

Micaiah Ardianto

Three-year-old Micaiah Ardianto, who has type 1 diabetes, attended a local Head Start program in Yamhill County, Oregon. The school had a medical care policy that they felt did not allow them to care for his diabetes. This meant that Micaiah could not attend school without a parent there to do so. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Heather & Bekah

Heather and Mark

We recently asked our Facebook and Twitter communities to send us their stories—specifically, what it’s like to be the parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes. Having received a lot of wonderful stories, we’re excited to present these … Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Ella’s Story

Ella LEGAL ADV

“You made SUCH a big difference in our lives. Thank you.” That was the message sent from Beth Burns, mother of 6-year-old Ella, to one of the American Diabetes Association’s Legal Advocates. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Stacey & Benny

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When your child is diagnosed and he’s too young to even pronounce “diabetes” properly, the motivation is clear. It’s completely up to you to keep your child safe and healthy. Continue reading

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