Category Archives: American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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Success Story: Carmen Micciche

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Success Story: Mark Lee

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When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Prediabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you know something about type 1 or type 2 diabetes. But how much do you know about prediabetes? If your answer is “not a lot,” keep reading! Before people develop … Continue reading

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Success Story: Lauren and Julee Kopkowski

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When Julee learned she had high blood glucose, she went to her daughter Lauren, an intern studying dietetics, for advice. Together they mapped out a plan to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Success Story: Don Fillenworth

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Type 2 diabetes came as a shock to Don, as there is no history of it in his family. With support from his diabetes care team and wife Cindy, he lowered his A1C from 9.6 to 5.9 in three months! How’d he do it? Continue reading

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Success Story: Sarah Boison

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Sarah was only 24 when she found out she had type 2 diabetes—a very scary diagnosis for her and her family. She has since changed her diet and started exercising while still maintaining the active social life she enjoys. Check out her great attitude and progress (20 lbs. lost so far!) . Continue reading

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Take it. Share it.

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Today is the 24th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®! Held every fourth Tuesday in March, it’s the American Diabetes Association’s one-day “wake up call” where we are asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to assess … Continue reading

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