Category Archives: American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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Your Rights, One Voice: Bella’s Story

Just like many kids her age, Bella was eager to attend a summer camp run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. When her mother, Nina Paladino, initially contacted the camp facility to see if there were any questions … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Loved Ones about Type 2 Diabetes Risk

An estimated 84 million Americans are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—and someone you love could be among them. However, many people don’t realize that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented with healthy lifestyle changes. This … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Education and Planning: Amy’s Type 2 Diabetes Story

When Amy was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was both discouraged and overwhelmed. Mustering all the courage she had, she soon took the first step toward managing the disease by pledging to herself that she would do everything … Continue reading

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Why Diabetes Won’t Hold Back Olympic Athletes

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

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

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

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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