Category Archives: American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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Why Diabetes Won’t Hold Back Olympic Athletes

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Most people won’t ever get the chance to compete in the Olympics—and to do so while living with diabetes may seem downright impossible. However, diabetes hasn’t stopped many athletes from competing in sports and extreme competitions. And with the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil on our minds, it turns out there’s no shortage of professional athletes and Olympians living with the disease. Continue reading

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We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

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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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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

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Success Story: Carmen Micciche

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